|Jules Verne Award|
The Jules Verne Award statuette.
|Awarded for||Excellence in exploration, environmental and cinematic achievements|
|Country||France, United States|
|Presented by||Jules Verne Adventures|
Created in 1992 by Jean-Christophe Jeauffre and Frédéric Dieudonné, the two founders of the Jules Verne Festival, the Jules Verne Awards are a set of awards given annually for excellence exploration, environmental and cinematic achievements. Organized and overseen by The Jules Verne Adventures organization,the awards are given each year at a formal ceremony.
Jean-Christophe Jeauffre is an award-winning filmmaker, a screenwriter and a producer, environmentalist and creator of the Jules Verne International Film Festival born in France, April 26, 1970.
Frédéric Dieudonné is a French writer, a filmmaker and a producer, environmentalist and creator of the Jules Verne International Film Festival.
The awards were first given in 1992 at the first Jules Verne Film Festival, which took place at the Institut océanographique of Paris, France. The Jules Verne Awards are given in several categories.
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The Jules Verne Legendaire Awards celebrate legendary science fiction or adventure movies, TV series and stars. Among others, they have been given to: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope , The Empire Strikes Back , Blade Runner , Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds ,2001: A Space Odyssey , The Wild Bunch , Planet of the Apes , Smallville , Heroes , Lost , Battlestar Galactica , Stargate SG-1 , John Wayne, Steve McQueen, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Mark Hamill, Sir Christopher Lee, etc. The Jules Verne Legendaire Awards celebrations invite the Stars and the public to once-in-a-lifetime stage reunions of the original cast and crews.
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The Jules Verne Achievement Awards distinguish artists, explorers, filmmakers, movie and TV actors and celebrities who have encouraged the spirit of adventure and imagination, as well as open-mindedness through their talent, work and persistence. Dame Jane Goodall, George Lucas,James Cameron, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Buzz Aldrin, Christopher Reeve, Harrison Ford, Tippi Hedren, Larry Hagman, Omar Sharif and Ray Bradbury rank among the recipients of the Jules Verne 'Achievement' Award.
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The Jules Verne Awards for best documentaries go to the best exploration, adventure, environment and discovery documentaries of the year.
The following is a listing of some Jules Verne Awards ceremonies and recipients.
|Ceremony||Year||Recipient(s)||Movie(s) or TV series celebrated||Venue|
|1st Jules Verne Awards||1992||Jacques-Yves Cousteau||The Silent World||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|2nd Jules Verne Awards||1993||Alain Bombard||—||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|3rd Jules Verne Awards||1994||Paul-Émile Victor||—||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|4th Jules Verne Awards||1995||Éric Tabarly||—||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|5th Jules Verne Awards||1996||Michel Navratil, Jr||—||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|6th Jules Verne Awards||1997||Pierre Schoendoerffer||Le Crabe-tambour||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|7th Jules Verne Awards||1998||Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, Jacques Piccard||—||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|8th Jules Verne Awards||1999||Ray Harryhausen, Kirk Douglas, Bertrand Piccard||—||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|9th Jules Verne Awards||2000||Patrick Wayne, the Blackfoot Confederacy, John Scott (composer)||—||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|10th Jules Verne Awards||2001||Thor Heyerdahl, Charlotte Rampling||—||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|11th Jules Verne Awards||2002||Jean-Pierre Jeunet||—||Institut océanographique, Paris|
|12th Jules Verne Awards||2004||James Cameron, Christopher Reeve, Dame Jane Goodall||Titanic , Ghosts of the Abyss , Expedition: Bismarck||Le Grand Rex|
|13th Jules Verne Awards||2005||Tony Curtis, Omar Sharif, Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Jeph Loeb||Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope , Aliens of the Deep , Smallville||Le Grand Rex|
|14th Jules Verne Awards||2006||Sir Christopher Lee, Ernest Borgnine, Paul Walker, Frank Marshall, George Lucas, Harrison Ford||Eight Below||Le Grand Rex, Shrine Auditorium|
|15th Jules Verne Awards||2007||Claude Lelouch, Lalo Schifrin, Sir Patrick Stewart, Tim Kring, Zachary Quinto, Ted Turner, Stan Lee, Tippi Hedren, William Shatner, Ray Bradbury, Buzz Aldrin||Star Trek: The Original Series , Blade Runner , Heroes||Le Grand Rex, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles Theatre|
|16th Jules Verne Awards||2008||Louis de Funès, Robert Hossein, Roy E. Disney, Ron Moore||Planet of the Apes , 2001: A Space Odyssey , The Birds , Battlestar Galactica||Le Grand Rex, The Edison|
|17th Jules Verne Awards||2009||Gérard Depardieu, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Sam Peckinpah, Jerry Fielding, Ernest Borgnine, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis||Star Trek (film) , Coraline , Battlestar Galactica , The Wild Bunch , Some Like It Hot , Lost||Le Grand Rex, Million Dollar Theater|
|18th Jules Verne Awards||2010||Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Steve McQueen||The Empire Strikes Back , Bullitt||Le Grand Rex, Cinerama Dome|
|19th Jules Verne Awards||2011||John Wayne||True Grit||Cinerama Dome|
|20th Jules Verne Awards||2012||Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Jacques Perrin, David Newman (composer)||Stargate SG-1||Le Grand Rex|
|Ceremony||Year||Recipient(s)||Movie(s) or TV series celebrated||Venue|
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