2016 Cannes Film Festival

2016 Cannes Film Festival
2016 Cannes Film Festival poster.jpg
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]
Opening film Café Society [2]
Closing film I, Daniel Blake [3]
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (I, Daniel Blake)
Hosted by Laurent Lafitte
Number of films 21 (In Competition)
18 ( Un Certain Regard)
10 ( Short Film)
Festival date 11 – 22 May 2016
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 69th annual 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. [6] On 15 March it was announced that Japanese director Naomi Kawase would serve as the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury president. [7] American director Woody Allen's film Café Society opened the festival. [2] [8]

The Palme d'Or was awarded to the British film I, Daniel Blake directed by Ken Loach, [9] [10] which also served as closing film of the festival. [3] At a press conference, Loach said that he was "quietly stunned" to win. [11]


* Directorial debut feature; eligible for the Caméra d'Or
Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The opening and closing films are screened during the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.