Five films have been nominated for the 61st Prix Louis Delluc, one of France's top honours for film.

The five candidates are: Jacques Rivette's Histoire De Marie Et Julien; Jacques Doillon's Raja which screened at both Venice and Marrakesh; Noemie Lvovsky's Les Sentiments - also a Venice competitor; Cannes entry Tiresia from Bertrand Bonello and Lucas Belvaux's trilogy Un Couple Epatant, Apres la Vie and Cavale.

A prize for best first film will also be awarded to one of the following: Patrick Mario Bernard, Pierre Trividic and Xavier Brillat's Dancing, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's sleeper hit Il Est Plus Facile Pour Un Chameau, Les Jours Ou Je N'existe Pas by Jean-Claude Fitoussi or Un Homme, Un Vrai from Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu.

The Louis Delluc prize was created in 1937 by Maurice Bessy in the name of Louis Delluc, a filmmaker and writer who was among the first of France's distinguished film critics. Last year's winner was Nicolas Philibert's documentary Etre Et Avoir.

The awards ceremony will take place on December 9 in Paris.