February 27, 2020

Mikros Provides “Great Diversity” of VFX for Seven Films Nominated at César 2020

Technicolor’s Mikros studios in France and Belgium contributed VFX and post-production on seven films nominated in 10 different categories at the French 2020 César Awards.

The César Award is the national film award of France, an initiative of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, or Académie des César, founded in 1975. Supported by the French Ministry of Culture, it is the highest film honor in France – the French film industry's equivalent to the Academy Award. Industry professionals from a dozen categories of filmmaking – more than 4300 voting members – select the nominees – the films, artists and technicians of outstanding French cinema.

Through its studios in France and Belgium, Mikros has provided VFX and/or post-production work on seven films selected by the Académie des César and competing in more than ten different categories:

Roubaix, Une Lumière

Roubaix, Une Lumière, directed by Arnaud Desplechin, produced by Why Not Production, competing in seven categories, including best film.

Le Jeune Ahmed

Le Jeune Ahmed, directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, produced by Les Films du Fleuve, competing for best foreign film.

La Fameuse invasion des Ours en Sicile

La Fameuse invasion des Ours en Sicile, the first feature animation of Lorenzo Mattoti, produced by Primea Lina Production, competing for best feature animation.

La Cordillera de los Sueños

La Cordillera de los Sueños, directed by Patricio Guzman and produced by Atacama Films, competing for best documentary film.

Chambre 212

Chambre 212, directed by Christophe Honoré, produced by Les Films Pelléas.


Proxima, directed by Alice Winocour, produced by Dharamsala Film.


Jeanne, directed by Bruno Dumont and produced by 3B.

Two years after receiving the César & Technique award, Mikros remains committed to providing VFX and post-production innovations tailored to the specific creative and storytelling needs of each project.

Beatrice Bauwens, Head of Mikros Feature Film & Episodic division, comments, “This year’s shortlisted films by the Academie des César shows the great diversity of VFX and post-production services that Mikros can provide for all kinds of films. The teams from our Paris and Liege studios were happy to contribute to all these projects and partner with filmmakers to bring their creative visions to life.”

The 45th César Awards ceremony – celebrating a record attendance year of 74.5 million theater goers – is being held on February 28 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.