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.
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
Best Director Award
Hou Hsiao-Hsien for Nie Yinniang(The Assassin)
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
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
La Tierra y La Sombra(Land and Shade) by César Augusto Acevedo presented during La Semaine de la Critique
Share by Pippa Bianco
AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, USA
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
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