Héléna Cisterne – Eponine Momenceau – Gaëlle Usandivaras
Anne-Sophie Delseries – Julia Lemaire – Louise Le Bouc Berger

Created in 2021, CST Award for best young female film technician ensures the visibility of the quality cinematographic work produced each year by young female technicians. Particular attention is paid to the positions of head cinematographer, head set designer and head sound technician, where parity in the teams is still far from being a reality.

Committed to diversity, the CST is studying the representation of women in French productions in the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, and the trend for these positions is not improving!

Of the 69 positions examined in the 23 films known to date, 90% are held by men, compared with 78% last year. In 2023, the number of women in set design has fallen from 44% to 22%, in image design from 14% to 9%, and in sound design from 19% in 2022 to 0%!

The CST, the house of professional associations, brings together over 2,500 women and men technicians. We work collectively to ensure the visibility of women and enable each of them to express their talents and advance their careers in a respectful environment.

For its third edition, six female post supervisors are competing for the CST Award for best young female film technician:

  • Louise Le Bouc Berger – Head Decorator for Le Retour, by Catherine Corsini (Official Competition)
  • Julia Lemaire – Head Decorator for Le Règne Animal, by Thomas Cailley (Un Certain regard)
  • Eponine Momenceau – Cinematographer for Une Nuit, by Alex Lutz (Un Certain regard)
  • Gaëlle Usandivaras – Head Decorator for L’amour et les Forêts, by Valérie Donzelli (Cannes Première)
  • Héléna Cisterne – Head Decorator for Little Blue Girl, by Mona Achache (Séances spéciales)
  • Anne-Sophie Delseries – Head Decorator for Le Théorème de Marguerite, by Anna Novion (Special Screenings)

These young women, whose talent contributes to the presence of French films in the Official Selection, are role models for future generations of technicians.

Created at the initiative of Claudine Nougaret, the CST Award for best young female film technician is supported this year by photographer Sylvie Lancrenon, and by its partners Mauboussin, Publicis Cinémas, AFDAS and CIRCAD. The jury is made up of chief editor Martine Barraqué and cinema exhibitor Mario Tommasini.

The winner of the 2023 edition will be announced on May 27.

The 2023 CST Awards at the 76th Cannes Film Festival