Jury Prize (Cannes Film Festival)

The Jury Prize ( Prix du Jury) honored at the annually organized film festivals of Cannes a competitive film ( feature film ), which is highly appreciated by the jury. The third most important award after the Palme d'Or and the Grand Jury Prize was established in 1951 as a Special Jury Prize ( Prix spécial du jury ) to life. In 1967 the award was replaced by the Grand Jury Prize and introduced two years later than Jury Prize.

The Jury Prize is awarded optional and honors usually the directorial work of young filmmakers. The awarding of the prize, which is awarded to the winner in the form of a deed, agrees the competition jury, usually composed of international filmmakers.

Award winners

The works of French film directors were most common with the Jury Prize Award (13 wins), followed by their colleagues from the UK and Japan ( 6 each ), Poland ( 5), and Italy ( 4). Three awards received, the Briton Ken Loach (1990, 1993 and 2012). Depending twice won the Jury Prize of the Italian Michelangelo Antonioni (1960 and 1962 ), the Japanese Masaki Kobayashi (1963 and 1965 ), the Briton Andrea Arnold (2006 and 2009) and the Iranian Samira Makhmalbaf (2000 and 2003).

Multiple in the past, the jury could not agree on a winner. Film directors in the German cinema had been only successful in 1959, when the East German Konrad Wolf ( star ) was able to beat the competition. In the years 1995 and 1996, the Special Jury Award was reintroduced short while in 2004 the award to the American actress Irma P. Hall ( The Ladykillers ) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul film Tropical Malady was awarded.

¹ = From 1951 to 1959, from 1961 to 1966 and from 1995 to 1996, the Special Jury Prize was awarded. ² = 2004, the American Irma P. Hall was honored for her performance with the price of the jury.

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