1946 Cannes Film Festival

The first International Film Festival of Cannes 1946 took place until October 5, 1946 by September 20.

President of the first jury of the Cannes Film Festival was the French historian Georges Huisman. A Golden Palm has not yet been awarded in the early years. The jury awarded the end of the festival 11 Grand Prix awarded equal rights.


The following films were the first contest of the Film Festival (winner title in bold ):

Award winners

The Grand Prix equally received the following movies:

  • Encounter by David Lean
  • Iris och löjtnantshjärta by Alf Sjöberg
  • The last chance of Leopold Lindtberg
  • The Lost Weekend Billy Wilder
  • Maria Candelaria by Emilio Fernández
  • Muži bez Kridel of František Čáp
  • Neecha of Chetan Anand Nagar
  • Rome, Open City by Roberto Rossellini
  • Red meadows by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen
  • And there was light by Jean Delannoy
  • The great turning point of Friedrich Ermler

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  • Best Actor: Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend
  • Best Actress: Michèle Morgan in and there was light
  • Best Director: René Clément for Battle of the Rails
  • Best Cinematography: Gabriel Figueroa for Maria Candelaria
  • Best Animation Design: Make Mine Music
  • Best color film: The Stone Flower
  • International Peace Prize: The Last Chance
  • International Jury Prize: Battle of the Rails