The Prize for Arts, Letters and Sciences 2017 of the Bernese Jura Council is awarded to Mrs Lucienne Lanaz as a reward for her commitment, the quality of her activities and the high level of her services.


With “CHILHOOD -a new life in les Petites Familles” Lucienne Lanaz received one of 12 prizes of “creativity in the third age” Foundation.

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…We decline all responsibility… received the award of the best documentary film at the Festival de Cine of Granada, Spain and a special mention at the festival of Philadelphia, USA.


the film received the Ebenseer silver bear at the Festival of the Nations in Ebensee, Austria.


The great award of the San Gio’ Video Festival in San Giovanni Lupatoto was given to Lucienne Lanaz for the entirety of her work.


I HAVE RIGHTS OVER MY BODY… – STERILIZATION received a distinction of the Jury at the Video Festival Psy in Auxerre, France.


“SETU LAULUEMA” received the award of the “Direction Départementale Jeunesse et Sport de Charente Maritime” at the Festival in Saintes, France.


FIRE, SMOKE, SAUSAGES received a prize of the International Jury of the Anthropological Visual Festival in Pärnu, Estonia and in 1979 a distinction at the Youth Festival in Mannheim.

The films HAPPINESS AT 70, FIRE, SMOKE, SAUSAGES, THE SMITHY and QUEEN OF ELASTIC got the Swiss governmental special quality award.

All films of Lucienne Lanaz have been shown in various international festivals, throughout the world.


Retrospectives and Homage:

in France:
2008, Pro-Fil, Marseille

in Cuba:
1998, Cinema of the Film-library, Havana

in Italy:
1995, San Gio’ Video Festival, San Giovanni Lupatoto

in Switzerland:
1993, Museum of Ethnography, Geneva
1991, Cultural Centre, Neuchâtel
1989, Cultural Centre, Moutier

in Germany:
1990, Cinema “Volkshochschule”, Essen
1981. Cinema “Arsenal”, Berlin