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
No. 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. 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]


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