Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival, previously known as the International Film Festival, is an annual movie festival which acts as a preview for upcoming releases. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious movie festivals in the world and has been running since 1939.
The most coveted awards are the Palme d'Or and the Grand Prix though each of the awards given at the festival comes with its own degree of prestige.
Due to the Second World War, the festival skipped editions until 1946.
It is held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.
The Palme d'Or
The most prestigious award given at the Cannes Film Festival is the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm in English).
There have been several incarnations of the Palme d'Or, with the oldest movie to win the award coming in 1939 (Union Pacific). However, this was actually awarded decades later at the 2002 ceremony.
Over the 1950s and 1960s, the name of the award would switch between the Palme d'Or and the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film.
Since 1975, it has been consistently named the Palme d'Or, with the most recent recipient being Triangle of Sadness in 2022.
|2022||Triangle of Sadness|
|2016||I, Daniel Blake|
|2013||Blue is the Warmest Colour|
|2011||The Tree of Life|
|2010||Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives|
|2009||The White Ribbon|
|2007||4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days|
|2006||The Wind That Shakes the Barley|
|2001||The Son's Room|
|2000||Dancer in the Dark|
|1998||Eternity and a Day|
|1997||The Eel / Taste of Cherry|
|1996||Secrets & Lies|
|1993||The Piano / Farewell My Concubine|
|1992||The Best Intentions|
|1990||Wild at Heart|
|1989||Sex, Lies and Videotape|
|1988||Pelle the Conqueror|
|1987||Under the Sun of Satan|
|1985||When Father Was Away on Business|
|1983||The Ballad of Narayama|
|1982||Yol / Missing|
|1981||Man of Iron|
|1980||All That Jazz / Kagemusha|
|1979||Apocalypse Now / The Tin Drum|
|1978||The Tree of Wooden Clogs|
|1975||Chronicle of the Years of Fire|
The Grand Prix
The second most prestigious award given at the Cannes Film Festival is the Grand Prix.
There have been several incarnations of the Grand Prix, as it was previously known as the Grand Prix Special du Jury and the Grand Prix du Jury.
Since 1995, it has been consistently named the Grand Prix, with the most recent recipients being Close and Stars at Noon in 2022.
|2022||Close / Stars at Noon|
|2021||Compartment No.6 / A Hero|
|2017||BPM (Beats per Minute)|
|2016||It's Only the End of the World|
|2015||Son of Saul|
|2013||Inside Llewyn Davis|
|2011||Once Upon a Time in Anatolia / The Kid with a Bike|
|2010||Of Gods and Men|
|2007||The Mourning Forest|
|2002||The Man Without a Past|
|2001||The Piano Teacher|
|2000||Devils on the Doorstep|
|1998||Life is Beautiful|
|1997||The Sweet Hereafter|
|1996||Breaking the Waves|
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