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Overview of 74th Cannes Film Festival 2021

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74th Cannes Film Festival 2021The 74th Cannes Film Festival 2021 was held from July 6-17, 2021 at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès Convention Center in Cannes, France.

i.American director & Screenwriter Spike Lee served as Jury President of Cannes Film Festival 2021.

ii.French Actress Doria Dillier was the host of the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

iii.‘Night of Knowing Nothing’ directed by India’s Payal Kapadia won the Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) award for best documentary at the Film Festival.

Cannes Film Festival

  • It is an Annual Film Festival held in Cannes, France, and has been held since 1946.
  • The Palme d’Or & Grand Prix are the 2 major awards given at the festival.
  • The 2020 Cannes Film Festival was cancelled.

Feature Films
Award Film Winner
Palme d’Or    Titane
  • Julia Ducournau (2nd female filmmaker to win the festival’s top honor & 1st to win not jointly with another director)
  • New Zealand’s Jane Campion was the first woman to win the Palme d’or for “The Piano” in 1993.
Grand Prix A Hero Asghar Farhadi
Compartment No. 6 Juho Kuosmanen
Best Director Annette Leos Carax
Best Screenplay Drive My Car Hamaguchi Ryusuke & Takamasa Oe
Jury Prize Memoria Apichatpong Weerasthakul
Ahed’s Knee Nadav Lapid
Best Actress The Worst Person In The World Renate Reinsve
Best Actor Nitram Caleb Landry Jones

Short Films
Award Film Winner
Palme d’Or All the Crows in the World Tang Yi
Special Mention August sky Jasmin Tenucci

Other Awards

Honorary Palme d’or  – Jodi Foster (US) & Marco Bellocchio (Italy)

Camera d’or – Murina; Director – Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic

Click here to see the Full List of Awards

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting inaugurates ‘India Pavilion’

Former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the virtual ‘India Pavilion’ during the 74th Cannes Film Festival, organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting jointly with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

  • It will serve as an information spreading point about India and Indian Cinema for the global film community. It will facilitate business meetings and linkages between filmmakers and other media and entertainment industry stakeholders.
  • Amit Khare, Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting launched the regulations booklet and poster of the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

About Cannes Film Festival:

Founded – 1946
Location – Cannes, France