A jury of 160 people, for the most part visually impaired, aged between 18 and 83, and drawn from all over France but also Belgium and Monaco, voted to decide on the Marius award for Audiodescription 2022.

This award, which has been in place since 2018, thanks to the work of EBU’s French member the CFPSAA, is presented at a ceremony which takes place at the French ‘Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée’.

This year’s prize, the fifth edition, was given to the film Aline, by renowned French actress Valérie Lemercier, broadly based around the life of singer Celine Dion. The author of the audiodescription was Raphaëlle Valenti and the reading provided by Delphine Harmel, both of whom were present to receive the award on the 23rd of February.

EBU continues to encourage this initiative which puts the importance of audiodescription for visually impaired people in the spotlight. This also feeds into our own campaign to associate Creative Europe/Media funding to the film industry with the provision of Audiodescription. For more information on audiodescription, you can also consult our 2020 EBU Focus newsletter on Audiodescription, available in English, French, Spanish, and German on line, and as word documents in Polish, Serbian and Turkish.