The filmmaking couple Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret will receive the Honorary DocsBarcelona Award

The festival will celebrate its 27th edition from May 2nd to May 12th


The Internacional Documentary Film Festival of Barcelona, DocsBarcelona, will pay tribute to the french filmmaking couple Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret during its upcoming edition, which will take place from May 2 to May 12, 2024.

The award recognizes Depardon’s cinematographic and photographic career as well as the fruitful creative partnership with the producer, director and sound engineer Claudine Nougaret, which has created some of the most relevant documentary films in the history of European cinema.

Depardon and Nougaret’s extraordinary career will be acknowledged with an award that highlights their honest and authentic approach to people and landscapes from a seemingly shy and distant perspective that, at the same time, can turn into art the tension between photography and the temporal dimension of cinema.

Both artists will receive the prize during the DocsBarcelona’s 27th edition opening ceremony, which will take place on Thursday the 2nd of May at the spectacular Sala Phenomena, a cinema with one of the region’s largest screens and a capacity of 450 seats.

This celebration will continue, in collaboration with the Filmoteca de Catalunya, with a retrospective that will include three titles from their celebrated filmography, and will conclude with a talk session where both filmmakers will discuss their collaborative process, that has resulted in significant films such as 12 Jours (2017), Journal de France (2012) La Vie Moderne (2008), 10e Chambre, instants d’audience (2004), Paris (1998) and Délits Flagrants (1994), among others.

On the other hand, this year’s days and places are among this edition’s biggest novelties. The festival advances its usual days and will that place from May the 2nd to the 12th. And, for the first time, the films will be screening at two news locations: the Cinemes Renoir Floridablanca and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). This latter, as usual, will also host professional activities and sessions for all publics related to the non-fiction sector.