1953 Cannes Film Festival

The 6th Cannes Film Festival was held from 15 to 29 April 1953.[4] The Grand Prix of the Festival went to The Wages of Fear by Henri-Georges Clouzot.[5] The festival opened with Horizons sans fin by Jean Dréville.

1953 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 6th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Jean-Luc.[1]
Opening filmHorizons sans fin
LocationCannes, France
AwardsGrand Prize of the Festival
(The Wages of Fear)[2]
No. of films35 (In Competition)[3]
43 (Short Film)
Festival date15 April 1953 (1953-04-15) – 29 April 1953 (1953-04-29)

During the opening ceremony, Walt Disney was awarded the "Legion of Honour" from the hands of Monsieur Hugues, Minister of Information.[6][7]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1953 competition:[8]

Feature films

Short films

Feature film competition

The following feature films competed for the Grand Prix:[3]

Short film competition

The following short films competed for the Short Film Grand Prix:[3]


Official awards

The following films and people received the 1953 awards:[2][5][9]

Short films

Independent awards

FIPRESCI Prize[10]

OCIC Award[11]

Other awards


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  2. "Awards 1953: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  3. "Official Selection 1953: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. "1953 - As long as there are stars ..." cannes-fest.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. "6ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. "Opening of the 1953 festival". fresques.ina.fr. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  7. "Walt Disney honoured at 1953 cannes film festival". books.google.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. "Juries 1953: All the Juries". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  9. "1953 - Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. "FIPRESCI Awards 1953". fipresci.org. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  11. "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1953". imdb.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.


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