Festival de Cannes Announces 2015 Prize Winners

The Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes, presided by Joel and Ethan Coen, has revealed the names of the 2015 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony.  EYES IN™ Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk covered live on the scene as the winners were announced in Cannes. After paying tribute to Jean Zay, a resistance hero and founder of the Festival, Lambert Wilson welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The Belgian actress, Cécile de France, had the honor of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the 19 films in Competition.

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Festival de Cannes Names Talented 2015 Prize Winners

The director and French artist, Agnès Varda, received an Honorary Palme d'or for her collected works from Jane Birkin.

The closing film La Glace et le Ciel (Ice and the Sky) by Luc Jacquet was screened at the end of the Ceremony.

Feature Films - Competition

  • Palme d'or
  • Dheepan by Jacques Audioard
  • Grand Prix
  • Saul Fia(Son of Saul) by László Nemes

Best Director Award

Hou Hsiao-Hsien for Nie Yinniang(The Assassin)

Jury Prize

The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos

Best Actress Award

Rooney Mara in Carol by Todd Haynes

Emmanuelle Bercot in Mon Roi by Maiwenn

Best Actor Award

Vincent Lindon in La Loi Du Marche (The Measure of a Man) by Stéphane Brize

Best Screenplay Award

Michel Franco for Chronic

Short Films - Competition

  • Palme d'or
  • Waves '98 by Ely Dagher
  • Un Certain Regard

Jury Prize

Zvizdan(The High Sun) by Dalibor Matani?

Best Director Prize

Kiyoshi Kurosawa for Kishibe No Tabi (Journey to the Shore)

Un Certain Talent Prize

Camaora (Treasure) by Corneliu Porumboiu

Joint Promising Future Prize

Masaan (Fly Away Solo) by Neeraj Ghaywan

Nahid by Ida Panahandeh

Camera D'Or

La Tierra y La Sombra(Land and Shade) by César Augusto Acevedo presented during La Semaine de la Critique


First Prize
Share by Pippa Bianco
AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, USA

Second Prize
Locas Perdidas(Lost Queens) by Ignacio Juricic Merillán
Carrera de Cine y TV Universidad de Chile, Chile

Joint Third Prize
The Return of Erkin by Maria Guskova
High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, Russia

Joint Third Prize
Victor XX by Ian Garrido López
ESCAC, Spain

The Jury of the CST has awarded the Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist to:

Tamas Zanyi, sound engineer, for the outstanding contribution of sound to the narration of Saul Fia (Son of Saul) by László Nemes.

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Source: Festival de Cannes

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