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Caméra d'Or


Caméra d'Or

Caméra d'Or
2015 Cannes Film Festival
Awarded for Best first feature film
Location Cannes
Country France
Presented by Festival de Cannes
First awarded 1978
Official website

The Caméra d'Or ("Golden Camera") is an award of the Cannes Film Festival for the best first feature film presented in one of the Cannes' selections (Official Selection, Directors' Fortnight or International Critics' Week).[1] The prize, created in 1978 by Gilles Jacob,[2] is awarded during the Festival's Closing Ceremony by an independent jury.[3]

The rules define first film as "the first feature film for theatrical screening (whatever the format; fiction, documentary or animation) of 60 minutes or more in length, by a director who has not made another film of 60 minutes or more in length and released theatrically." Directors who have previously made only student thesis films or TV films can still compete in this category. The stated aim is to reveal a film "whose qualities emphasize the need to encourage the director to undertake a second film."[4]

Caméra d'Or Winners

Year Film Director
1978 Alambrista! Robert M. Young
1979 Northern Lights John Hanson and Rob Nilsson
1980 Adrien's Story (Histoire d'Adrien) Jean-Pierre Denis
1981 Desperado City Vadim Glowna
1982 Half a Life (Mourir à 30 ans) Romain Goupil
1983 The Princess (Adj király katonát) Pál Erdőss
1984 Stranger Than Paradise Jim Jarmusch
1985 Oriane (Oriana) Fina Torres
1986 Noir et Blanc Claire Devers
1987 Robinson Crusoe in Georgia (Robinzoniada, anu chemi ingliseli Papa) Nana Dzhordzhadze
1988 Salaam Bombay! Mira Nair
1989 My 20th Century (Az én XX. századom) Ildikó Enyedi
1990 Freeze Die Come to Life (Замри, умри, воскресни!) Vitali Kanevsky
1991 Toto the Hero (Toto le Héros) Jaco Van Dormael
1992 Mac John Turturro
1993 The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi đu đủ xanh) Tran Anh Hung
1994 Coming to Terms with the Dead (Petits arrangements avec les morts) Pascale Ferran
1995 The White Balloon (بادکنک سفيد, Badkonake sefid) Jafar Panahi
1996 Love Serenade Shirley Barrett
1997 Moe no suzaku (萌の朱雀) Naomi Kawase
1998 Slam Marc Levin
1999 Throne of Death (Marana Simhasanam) Murali Nair
2000 Djomeh Hassan Yektapanah
A Time for Drunken Horses (زمانی برای مستی اسب‌ها, Zamani barayé masti asbha) Bahman Ghobadi
2001 Atanarjuat Zacharias Kunuk
2002 Seaside (Bord de mer) Julie Lopes-Curval
2003 Reconstruction Christoffer Boe
2004 Or (My Treasure) (Or) Keren Yedaya
2005 Me and You and Everyone We Know Miranda July
The Forsaken Land (Sulanga Enu Pinisa) Vimukthi Jayasundara
2006 12:08 East of Bucharest (A fost sau n-a fost?) Corneliu Porumboiu
2007 Jellyfish (Meduzot מדוזות) Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen
2008 Hunger Steve McQueen
2009 Samson and Delilah Warwick Thornton
2010 Año Bisiesto Michael Rowe
2011 Las Acacias Pablo Giorgelli
2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin
2013 Ilo Ilo Anthony Chen
2014 Party Girl Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis
2015 Land and Shade (La tierra y la sombra) César Augusto Acevedo

Caméra d'Or — Mention Spéciale

Some years, some films that didn't win the award have received a special mention for their outstanding quality as first features in Cannes. Also called Caméra d'Or — Mention or Caméra d'Or — Mention d'honneur.

Year Film Director
1989 Waller's Last Trip (Wallers letzter Gang) Christian Wagner
The Birth (പിറവി) Shaji N. Karun
1990 A Time of Debts (Cas dluhu) Irena Pavlásková
Farendj Sabine Prenczina
1991 Proof Jocelyn Moorhouse
Sam & Me Deepa Mehta
1993 Friends Elaine Proctor
1994 The Silences of the Palace (Samt el qusur) Moufida Tlatli
1995 Denise Calls Up Hal Salwen
1997 The Life of Jesus (La Vie de Jésus) Bruno Dumont
2002 Japón Carlos Reygadas
2003 Osama (أسامة) Siddiq Barmak
2004 Passages (Lu Cheng) Yang Chao
Bitter Dream (Khab-e talkh) Mohsen Amiryoussefi
2007 Control Anton Corbijn
2008 Everybody Dies but Me (Vse umrut, a ya ostanus) Valeriya Gai Germanika
2009 Ajami Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani


  1. ^ Caméra d'Or page in English Cannes's official website
  2. ^ Spanish interview with Gilles Jacob before the 60th festival El
  3. ^ Caméra d'Or Jury Cannes Festival Official Site
  4. ^ Caméra d'Or Rules & Regulations 2011.

External links

  • Cannes Film Festival official website
  • Cannes Film Festival at IMDb.

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