1963 Cannes Film Festival

The 16th Cannes Film Festival was held from 9 to 23 May 1963.[4] The Palme d'Or went to the Il Gattopardo by Luchino Visconti.[5] The festival opened with The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.[6]

1963 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 16th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Jean-Denis Maillart.[1]
Opening filmThe Birds
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (Il Gattopardo)[2]
No. of films26 (In Competition)[3]
2 (Out of Competition)
22 (Short Film)
Festival date9 May 1963 (1963-05-09) – 23 May 1963 (1963-05-23)


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1963 film competition:[7]

Feature films

Short films

  • Henri Alekan (France) President
  • Robert Alla (France)
  • Karl Schedereit (West Germany)
  • Ahmed Sefrioui (Morocco)
  • Semih Tugrul (Turkey) (journalist)

Official selection

In competition - Feature film

The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:[3]

Films out of competition

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[3]

Short film competition

The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:[3]

Parallel section

International Critics' Week

The following feature films were selected to be screened for the 2nd International Critics' Week (2e Semaine de la Critique):[8]

Not screened:


Official awards

The following films and people received the 1963 Official selection awards:[2]

Short films

Independent awards


Commission Supérieure Technique[5]

OCIC Award[10]

Other awards


  1. "Posters 1963". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013.
  2. "Awards 1963: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013.
  3. "Official Selection 1963: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. "1963 - Le Prix d'un Guépard (The Price of a Cheetah)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. "16ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. "1963 Cannes Film Festival opening film". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. "Juries 1966 : Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  8. "2e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1963". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  9. "FIPRESCI Awards 1963". fipresci.org. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  10. "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1963". imdb.com. Retrieved 4 July 2017.


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