During La Semaine de la Critique, within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival, newcomers in the short film segment will be awarded the Leica Cine Discovery Prize.
Leica Camera is an official partner of La Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes from May 18 to 26, 2017. Leica Camera and its sister company CW Sonderoptic GmbH are official sponsors of the Leica Cine Discovery Prize, which, amounting to 4000 euros in prize money, will be awarded on May 25. With the prize, the two companies are acknowledging the work of talent and newcomers in the short film segment.
Leica Camera works in close collaboration with CW Sonderoptic GmbH – also located at the Leitz Park – to develop and manufacturer cinema lenses. In 2015, CW Sonderoptic GmbH developers received the coveted Oscar, the Scientific And Engineering Award, from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Leica Summilux-C (Cine) lenses.