List of Cannes Film Festival Award Winners

The 69th Cannes Film Festival wrapped up yesterday.  The festival held in Cannes France is one of the most publicized and prestigious festivals worldwide and previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world.  Check out the award winners below courtesy of Collider.

Palme d’Or: I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach
Grand Prize: It’s Only the End of the World by Xavier Dolan
Best Direction: Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper) & Cristian Mungiu (Graduation)
Best Screenplay: The Salesman by Asghar Farhadi
Best Actress: Jaclyn Jose in Ma’Rosa by Brillante Mendoza
Jury Prize: American Honey by Andrea Arnold
Best Actor: Shahab Hosseini in The Salesman by Asghar Farhadi
Honorary Palme: Jean-Pierre Léaud
Caméra d’Or: Divines by Houda Benyamina
Palme d’Or Short Film: Timecode By Juanjo Gimenez
Short Film Special Distinction: The Girl Who Danced With The Devil by João Paolo Miranda Maria

For a full list of all the films that played during the festival (via Wikipedia), see below.


The films competing in the main competition section for the Palme d’Or were announced at a press conference on 14 April 2016: The Salesman, directed by Asghar Farhadi was added to the competition lineup on 22 April 2016.

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
American Honey American Honey Andrea Arnold United Kingdom, United States
Aquarius Aquarius Kleber Mendonça Filho Brazil
Elle Elle Paul Verhoeven France, Germany, Belgium
From the Land of the Moon Mal de pierres Nicole Garcia France
Graduation Bacalaureat Cristian Mungiu Romania, France
The Handmaiden 아가씨 Agasshi Park Chan-wook South Korea
I, Daniel Blake I, Daniel Blake Ken Loach United Kingdom, France
It’s Only the End of the World Juste la fin du monde Xavier Dolan Canada, France
Julieta Julieta Pedro Almodóvar Spain
The Last Face The Last Face Sean Penn United States
Loving Loving Jeff Nichols United States, United Kingdom
Ma’ Rosa Ma’ Rosa Brillante Mendoza Philippines
The Neon Demon The Neon Demon Nicolas Winding Refn United States
Paterson Paterson Jim Jarmusch United States
Personal Shopper Personal Shopper Olivier Assayas France
The Salesman فروشنده Forushande Asghar Farhadi Iran
Staying Vertical Rester Vertical Alain Guiraudie France
Sieranevada Sieranevada Cristi Puiu Romania, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia
Slack Bay Ma Loute Bruno Dumont France, Germany
Toni Erdmann Toni Erdmann Maren Ade Germany, Austria
The Unknown Girl La Fille inconnue Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Belgium

Un Certain Regard

The films competing in the Un Certain Regard section were announced at a press conference on 14 April 2016: Clash, directed by Mohamed Diab, has been 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 Regardlineup on 22 April 2016.

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
After the Storm 海よりもまだ深く Umi yori mo Mada Fukaku Hirokazu Koreeda Japan
Apprentice Apprentice Boo Junfeng Singapore, France, Germany
Beyond the Mountains and Hills מעבר להרים ולגבעות Me’Ever Laharim Vehagvaot Eran Kolirin Israel
Captain Fantastic Captain Fantastic Matt Ross United States
Clash (opening film) اشتباك Eshtebak Mohamed Diab Egypt, France, Germany, UAE
The Dancer * La Danseuse Stéphanie Di Giusto France
Dogs * Câini Bogdan Mirică Romania, Bulgaria
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki * Hymyilevä Mies Juho Kuosmanen Finland
Harmonium 淵に立つ Fuchi ni Tatsu Kōji Fukada Japan
Hell or High Water Hell or High Water David Mackenzie United States
Inversion وارونگی Varoonegi Behnam Behzadi Iran
The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis * La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis Francisco Márquez, Andrea Testa Argentina
Pericle Pericle il Nero Stefano Mordini Italy
Personal Affairs * أمور شخصية Omor Shakhsiya Maha Haj Israel
The Red Turtle * La Tortue rouge Michael Dudok de Wit France, Japan
The Transfiguration * The Transfiguration Michael O’Shea United States
The Stopover Voir du pays Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin France
The Student (М)Ученик (M)Uchenik Kirill Serebrennikov Russia

Out of competition

The following films were selected to screen out of competition:

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The BFG The BFG Steven Spielberg United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Café Society (opening film) Café Society Woody Allen United States
The Wailing 곡성 Gokseong Na Hong-jin South Korea
Money Monster Money Monster Jodie Foster United States
The Nice Guys The Nice Guys Shane Black United States
Midnight screenings
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Blood Father Blood Father Jean-François Richet France
Gimme Danger Gimme Danger Jim Jarmusch United States
Train to Busan 부산행 Bu-san-haeng Yeon Sang-ho South Korea
Special screenings
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Chouf شوف Chouf Karim Dridi France, Tunisia
Exile Exil Rithy Panh Cambodia
Hands of Stone Hands of Stone Jonathan Jakubowicz United States, Panama
Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Chad
Fool Moon La Forêt de Quinconces Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet France
Last Days of Louis XIV La Mort de Louis XIV Albert Serra Spain
The Last Resort L’ultima spiaggia Thanos Anastopoulous, Davide Del Degan Italy
Le Cancre Le Cancre Paul Vecchiali France
Peshmerga Peshmerga Bernard-Henri Lévy France
Wrong Elements Wrong Elements Jonathan Littell France, Belgium

Short films

Out of 5,008 entries, the following films were selected to compete for the Short Film Palme d’Or.

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Law of the Lamb La Laine sur le dos /صوف على الظهر Souf alla al-dhahr Lotfi Achour Tunisia, France
Dreamlands Dreamlands Sarah Dunlop United Kingdom
Timecode Timecode Juanjo Giménez Spain
Imago Imago Raymond Gutierrez Philippines
Mother Madre Simón Mesa Soto Colombia
The Girl Who Danced with the Devil A moça que dançou com o diabo João Paulo Miranda Maria Brazil
Après Suzanne Après Suzanne Félix Moati France
4:15 P.M. The End of the World 4:15 PM Sfarsitul Lumii Catalin Rotaru, Gabi Virginia Sarga Romania
The Silence Il Silenzio Farnoosh Samadi Frooshani, Ali Asgari Italy
Fight on a Swedish Beach Fight on a Swedish Beach Simon Vahlne Sweden


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.

English title Original title Director(s) School
In the Hills In the Hills Hamid Ahmadi London Film School, UK
Submarine Submarine Mounia Akl Columbia University School of the Arts, USA
The Noise of Licking A nyalintás nesze Nadja Andrasev MOME, Hungary
All Rivers Run to the Sea Toate fluviile curg în mare Alexandru Badea UNATC, Romania
Somewhere Ailleurs Mélody Boulissière E.N.S.A.D., France
Gabber Lover Gabber Lover Anna Cazenave Cambet La Fémis, France
The Alan Dimension The Alan Dimension Jac Clinch NFTS, UK
Trash Poubelle Alexandre Gilmet INSAS, Belgium
Fine Dobro Marta Hernaiz Pidal film.factory, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Guilt, Probably La culpa probablemente Michael Labarca Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
The Reasons in the World Las razones del mundo Ernesto Martínez Bucio CCC, Mexico
1 Kilogram 1 Kilogram Park Young-Ju K-ARTS, South Korea
Aram Aram Fereshteh Parnian Lumière University Lyon 2, France
Nest Gudh Saurav Rai Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, India
The Sleeping Saint La santa che dorme Laura Samani Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy
Whatever The Weather bei Wind und Wetter Remo Scherrer Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Switzerland
Anna Anna Or Sinai Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Israel
Business Business Malena Vain Universidad del Cine, Argentina

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