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 filmCafé Society[2]
Closing filmI, Daniel Blake[3]
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (I, Daniel Blake)
Hosted byLaurent Lafitte
No. of films21 (In Competition)
18 (Un Certain Regard)
10 (Short Film)
Festival date11 – 22 May 2016

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]


George Miller, Main competition jury president
Marthe Keller, Un Certain Regard jury president
Catherine Corsini, Caméra d'or jury president
Naomi Kawase, Cinéfondation and short films jury president

Main competition

Un Certain Regard

Caméra d'or

  • 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

Cinéfondation and short films

Independent juries

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

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