Around 200 French cinema professionals have signed an open letter calling for the overhaul and democratisation of the organisation behind France's César awards, the country's equivalent to the Oscars, which they complain is an 'elitist and closed system'.
The ceremony, at the Invalides military complex in Paris, was attended by hundreds of relatives of the victims of a series of terrorist attacks in France since January 2015, and also by President François Hollande and political leaders.
Front National said Black M, due to perform at the late-May remembrance ceremony of WWI battle, has recorded songs calling France a country of infidels.
Guillaume Gallienne's autobiographical film about a boy whose family treated him as a girl wins five trophies at the yearly César awards.
The heads of state visited the ghost village in central France where, in June 1944, German troops slaughtered 642 people, including 207 children.