Awards for 2016

Grand Prize of the Jury

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Jury Prize

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Best Actor

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Best Actress

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Best Screenplay

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Honorary Golden Palm

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Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize

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Un Certain Regard Jury Prize

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Canal+ Award

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Grand Golden Rail

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Small Golden Rail

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Golden Coach

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Label Europa Cinemas

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Mercenary: Sacha Wolff
In MERCENAIRE, Sacha Wolff has made a really powerful and original first feature. The story is simple and direct, and all the stronger for that. A boy is enticed to leave his home and culture in New Caledonia to go and play rugby in France. There he becomes a man, but at a price. Stand out elements in MERCENAIRE are the great script, excellent camerawork and the great performances by the non-professional cast. A very worthy winner of the Europa Cinemas Label at this year's Cannes.

C.I.C.A.E. Award

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Wolf and Sheep: Shahrbanoo Sadat
We decided to award the bravest and truly innovative film in selection. This beautiful adventure gave us the opportunity to discover a hybrid film constructed from sweet fairy tales, mysterious fantasies, touchingly portrayed real life, inspiring dreams, unique culture traditions in stunning and calm landscapes just before chaos and war. The young and talented director amazed us with convincing and spontanious performances by joyful kids and friendly animals. With this award we want to encourage European producers, investors and decision makers to believe in promising directors from such rarely seen countries in cinema. The CICAE Art Cinema Award goes to Ms. Shahrbanoo Sadat from far away Afghanistan for her powerful WOLF AND SHEEP.

FIPRESCI Prize

Directors' Fortnight or Critics' Week

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Raw: Julia Ducournau
"An impressive debut with a strong visual language. The director tells a dark coming of age story and uses themes from horror movies to express the solitude and sexual awakening of a troubled teenage girl.

Competition

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Toni Erdmann: Maren Ade
A film gorgeously crafted, made with a fresh and a sensitive approach, that captures the complex relationship between father and daughter and comments on the lunacy of today's world.

Un Certain Regard

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Dogs: Bogdan Mirica
A promising first feature that skillfully mixes crime and western genres, giving us insight into conflicts of contemporary Romania.

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

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It's Only the End of the World: Xavier Dolan
What cannot be said by words can be communicated by the face, rendered transcendental by Xavier Dolan's filming. In what is not said, the screams and the looks, we find the history of a family where love is unspoken and where people yell not to reveal what is essential. Upon his return Louis, the prodigal son who came to announce his impending death, chooses instead to inspire love and hope to his relatives.

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention

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American Honey: Andrea Arnold
A road-movie that gives a loving glimpse of a forgotten youth, a "sales crew" travelling from town to town. It shows their ability of inner strength and dignity, while at the same time providing a social seismograph of various segments of society. It is a threefold journey: a journey of the crew, a journey from wealth to poverty and an inner journey of each of the protagonists, Star and Jake haven't lost their ability to dream and to transform themselves.

I, Daniel Blake: Ken Loach
Sustained by the great artistic qualities of the director, this movie portrays a man at the end of his life, who puts his own suffering aside to be of service to a family challenged by marginalization and poverty. Like a Good Samaritan, he brings them the attention and affection that are as necessary to human beings as material needs.

France Culture Award

Cinéma Consécration

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Cinéma des Étudiants

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François Chalais Award

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Chopard Trophy

Female Revelation

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Male Revelation

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France 4 Visionary Award

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Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist

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The Handmaiden: Seong-hie Ryu
For the artistic direction, with great inspiration.

Illy Prize

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Illy Prize - Special Mention

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Queer Palm

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The Lives of Thérèse: Sébastien Lifshitz, Thérèse Clerc
In awarding the Queer Palm to Les Vies de Thérèse, the Jury has decided to pay homage to two souls. The Queer Palm is thus awarded to Sébastien Lifshitz and his moving film - centered around the struggle of a woman, intertwining her private life with her political fights, crossing across times and questioning the roles imposed by society. The resolutely tender gaze Sébastien Lifshitz casts on this woman is a loving one - one that pays homage, yet at a distance - thus fully doing justice to Thérèse' political fights on the verge of her death. The Queer Palm is also awarded to Thérèse Clerc, who died on February, 16th 2016 - thus honouring a woman who, in carving her own path, opened up the way for our contemporary fights and reminded us relentlessly that our sexuality can and should both nourish our political fights and guide our commitment to a better society.

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Un Certain Regard - Directing Prize

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Gan Foundation Support for Distribution

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Palm Dog

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Palm Dog - Jury Prize

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Queer Palm - Short Film

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Gabber Lover: Anna Cazenave Cambet
Gabber Lover is a delicate film in which the director acutely displays her own social and intimate struggles. It is a coming out film, one in which we learn to face our own desires and to free ourselves. We truly believe Gabber Lover will be a source of inspiration and will empower the youngsters.

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Golden Eye - Special Mention

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The Cinema Travellers: Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya
The film interweaves the trajectory of three protagonists - archetypal protagonists - in India today to tell the story of the end of an era in cinema. Without ever veering into sentimentality, the filmmakers focus their promising, tender, and incisive lens on the shifting reality of our contemporary world.

Palm DogManitarian Award

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I, Daniel Blake: Ken Loach
For showcasing a three-legged dog named Shae.

Cannes Soundtrack Award

Best Synchronised Music

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Best Composer

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Kering Women In Motion Award

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Young Talent

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Un Certain Regard - Screenplay Prize

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SACD Prize

Directors' Fortnight

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Critics' Week

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SACD Prize - Special Mention

Director's Fortnight

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ARTE International Prize

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FIPRESCI Prize - Special Award

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Thierry Frémaux
For keeping cinema in our memories as the art of our times.

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