Grands prix des Fondations 2016

Client: L’Institut de France

The solemn presentation of the Grands Prix awarded by the Institut de France is held every year in early June. Given their renown and the sums attributed, the Grands Prix are among the most prestigious international awards and have acquired a wide reputation among the scientific and cultural communities.

Instead of alternating reportages and speeches, the presentations by members of the French Academy are now illustrated live by filmed and edited images of the winners at work. The speeches become more accessible, the academicians are brought to life, and the ceremony is more dynamic.

Every year, the Institut de France presents the winners of the Grands Prix attributed by the Christophe and Rodolphe Mérieux Foundation, the Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation, the Lefoulon-Delalande Foundation, the NRJ Foundation, and the Louis D Foundation.

In 2016, Aloest Image was on hand to film the event and rebroadcast it live in the Cupola, the institute’s Paris home. Since 2011, Aloest has handled the annual live production and multi-screen broadcast of the award ceremonies with a set-up adapted to the configuration of the historic monument.

To ensure the fluidity and responsiveness of the live recording, the set-up includes:
a set-up with four cameras, including one camera with an overhead view from the zenith of the cupola
HD equipment
Screening on five 55-inch plasma screens, including four screens on the side walls of the building

The recording of the event is preceded by a preparation phase, during which each year a new graphic identity is created in the colors of the edition. This is accompanied by the making of portrait films to present the work of the winners of the Foundations’ various Grand Prix. Directed and edited by Aloest Image, filming involves our teams throughout the world: Germany, Italy, Romania, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, United States, Canada, Peru, Brazil, South Africa, Congo, Cambodia, etc.
These short reportages are destined to be screened during the live production under the cupola, with simultaneous multi-screen retransmission, introducing or accompanying the prize-giving.

After the event, it is possible to relive the full ceremony on the Institut de France’s YouTube channel: Viewers can watch the winners receiving their awards from a member of the Academy, among the six chapters of the online video.

See the winners’ portraits:

Prix de la fondation NRJ :

Prix archéologique de la fondation Del Duca :

Prix scientifique de la fondation Del Duca :