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Official poster of the 69th Cannes Film Festival featuring a still from <a href="/content/Jean-Luc_Godard" style="color:blue">Jean-Luc Godard</a>'s 1963 film <i><a href="/content/Contempt_(film)" style="color:blue">Contempt</a></i>, with <a href="/content/Michel_Piccoli" style="color:blue">Michel Piccoli</a> ascending the <a href="/content/Casa_Malaparte" style="color:blue">Casa Malaparte</a> <sup><a href="undefined" style="color:blue">[1]</a></sup>
Official poster of the 69th Cannes Film Festival featuring a still from Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film Contempt, with Michel Piccoli ascending the Casa Malaparte [1]

The 69th Cannes Film Festival was held from 11 to 22 May 2016.[4] Australian director George Miller was the President of the Jury for the main competition.[5] French actor Laurent Lafitte was the host for the opening and closing ceremonies. On 15 March it was announced that Japanese director Naomi Kawase would serve as the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury president.[6] American director Woody Allen's film Café Society opened the festival.[2][7]

The Palme d'Or was awarded to the British film I, Daniel Blake directed by Ken Loach,[8][9] which also served as closing film of the festival.[3] At a press conference, Loach said that he was "quietly stunned" to win.[10]

Juries


  • Catherine Corsini, French film director and actress, President[13]
  • Jean-Christophe Berjon, French film critic
  • Alexander Rodnyansky, Ukrainian film producer
  • Isabelle Frilley, French CEO of Titra Film
  • Jean-Marie Dreujou, French cinematographer

Nespresso Grand Prize (International Critics' Week)

L'Œil d'or

  • Gianfranco Rosi, Italian documentary film director, President[16]
  • Anne Aghion, French-American documentary film director
  • Natacha Régnier, Belgian actress
  • Thierry Garrel, French artistic consultant and director of documentaries for Arte TV
  • Amir Labaki, Brazilian film critic and curator

Queer Palm

Official selection


The films competing in the main competition section for the Palme d'Or were announced at a press conference on 14 April 2016:[19][20] The Salesman, directed by Asghar Farhadi was added to the competition lineup on 22 April 2016.[21] The Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted.

The films competing in the Un Certain Regard section were announced at a press conference on 14 April 2016:[19][20] Clash, directed by Mohamed Diab, was announced as the opening film for the Un Certain Regard section. Hell or High Water, directed by David Mackenzie was added to the Un Certain Regard lineup on 22 April 2016.[21] The Un Certain Regard Prize winner has been highlighted.

The following films were selected to screen out of competition:[19][20][21]

The Cinéfondation section focuses on films made by students at film schools. The following 18 entries (14 fiction films and 4 animation films) were selected out of 2,300 submissions. More than one-third of the films selected represent schools participating in Cinéfondation for the first time. It is also the first time that a film representing Bosnian and Venezuelan film schools have been selected. More than half of the films selected were directed by women.[25] The winner of the Cinéfondation First Prize has been highlighted.

Out of 5,008 entries, the following films were selected to compete for the Short Film Palme d'Or.[25] The Short film Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted.

The full line-up for the Cannes Classics section was announced on 20 April 2016.[26]

The Cinéma de la Plage is a part of the Official Selection of the festival. The outdoors screenings at the beach cinema of Cannes are open to the public.[35]

Parallel sections


The full selection for the International Critics' Week section was announced on 18 April 2016, at the section's website.[36] In Bed with Victoria, directed by Justine Triet was selected as the opening film for the International Critics' Week section, while the short films Bonne Figure, directed by Sandrine Kiberlain, En Moi, directed by Laetitia Casta, and Kitty, directed by Chloë Sevigny were selected as its closing films.[37]

Feature films - The winner of the Nespresso Grand Prize has been highlighted.

Shorts films - The winner of the Discovery Award for Short Film has been highlighted.

Special screenings

The full selection for the Directors' Fortnight section was announced on 19 April 2016, at the section's website.[38][39] Sweet Dreams, directed by Marco Bellocchio was selected as the opening film for the Directors' Fortnight section and Dog Eat Dog, directed by Paul Schrader was selected as the closing film for the Directors' Fortnight section.

Feature films - The winner of the Art Cinema Award has been highlighted.

Short films - The winner of the Illy Prize for Short Film has been highlighted.

The Association for Independent Cinema and its Distribution (ACID), an association of French and foreign film directors, demonstrates its support for nine films each year, seeking to provide support from filmmakers to other filmmakers.[40][41] The full ACID selection was announced on 19 April 2016, at the section's website.[42]

Awards


In Competition[8]

Un Certain Regard[44]

Cinéfondation[45]

  • First Prize: Anna by Or Sinai
  • Second Prize: In the Hills by Hamid Ahmadi
  • Third Prize: The Noise of Licking by Nadja Andrasev & The Guilt, Probably by Michael Labarca

Golden Camera[9]

Short Films

FIPRESCI Prizes[46]

Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist[47]

Ecumenical Jury[48][49]

Awards in the frame of International Critics' Week[50]

Awards in the frame of Directors' Fortnight[51]

L'Œil d'or Jury[52]

Queer Palm Jury[53][54]

Palm Dog Jury[55]

Prix François Chalais[56]

Cannes Soundtrack Award[57]

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