1947 Cannes Film Festival

The 2nd Cannes Film Festival was held from 12 to 25 September 1947. The new building that was meant to host the festival, the Palais du Festival, was still not ready, and the festival was held amid many technical and financial problems.[3] In 1947, the entire jury of the Festival were French. Six awards were given to films of different categories.[4][5]

2nd Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 2nd Cannes Film Festival illustrated by Jean-Luc[1]
LocationCannes, France
AwardsGrand Prix[2]
Festival dateSeptember 12 – 25, 1947


The following persons were selected as the jury for the feature and short films:[6]

  • Georges Huisman (historian) Jury President
  • Raymond Borderie (CNC official)
  • Georges Carriere (cinephile)
  • Jean-François Chosson (CNC official)
  • Joseph Dotti (cinephile)
  • Escoute (Cannes city official)
  • Jean Grémillon (director)
  • Maurice Hille (cinephile)
  • Robert Hubert (production designer)
  • Alexandre Kamenka (producer)
  • Jean Mineur (CNCF official)
  • Henri Moret (cinephile)
  • Jean Nery (critic)
  • Maurice Perisset (cinephile)
  • Georges Raguis (union official)
  • René Jeanne (critic)
  • Georges Rollin (actor)
  • Régis Roubin (cinephile)
  • Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon (director)
  • Segalon (cinephile)
  • René Sylviano (composer)

Films in competition

The following feature films competed for the Grand Prix:[7]

Short films

The following short films competed for the Grand Prix du court métrage:[7]


The following films and people received the 1947 awards:[2][4] Feature Films

Short Films

  • Best Short Film: Inondations en Pologne by Jerzy Bossak, Wacław Kaźmierczak (Grand Prix - Documentaires)


  1. "Posters 1947". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.
  2. "Le Jury, Les Prix 1947". cannes-fest.com. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. "1938-1951: The birth of the Festival". fresques.ina.fr. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  4. "2ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. "1947 - Éternel Mirage (Eternal mirage)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  6. "Juries 1947: All the Juries". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.
  7. "Official Selection 1947 : All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.


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