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The Cannes Film Festival is an event held every year in Cannes,France. The festival previews films from around the world.

Only those who are invited can attend the festival. The top film wins the Palme d'Or. The second most prestigious trophy is the Grand Prix. A jury selects which film earns the prizes. The jury is led by an internationally recognized personality of cinema. Being appointed to this position is the recognition of an outstanding career.

Past winners of the Palme d'Or

Palme d'Or award

1939 - 1960

1961 - 1980

1981 - 2000

Quentin Tarantino Uma Thurman Cannes 2014
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman from Pulp Fiction

2001 - 2020

Festival de Cannes 2008 Entre les murs 2
Actors from Entre les murs in 2008

Other awards

Feature Movies

  • Grand Prix
  • Prix de la mise en scène
  • Prix du Jury
  • Prix du scénario
  • Prix d'interprétation féminine du Festival de Cannes
  • Prix d'interprétation masculine du Festival de Cannes
  • Prix un certain regard

Short Movies

  • Palme d'Or du Festival de Cannes - court métrage
  • Prix du Jury - court métrage


  • Camera d'Or - Created in 1978 to honor the best first movie in any category

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