1965 Cannes Film Festival

The 18th Cannes Film Festival was held from 3 to 16 May 1965. Olivia de Havilland became the first woman president of the jury.[4]

1965 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 18th Cannes Film Festival[1]
Opening filmThe Collector
Closing filmTōkyō Orinpikku
LocationCannes, France
AwardsGrand Prix du Festival (The
Knack …and How to Get It
No. of films26 (In Competition)[3]
6 (Out of Competition)
20 (Short Film)
Festival date3 May 1965 (1965-05-03) – 16 May 1965 (1965-05-16)

The Grand Prix du Festival International du Film went to The Knack …and How to Get It by Richard Lester. The festival opened with The Collector, directed by William Wyler and closed with Tōkyō Orinpikku, directed by Kon Ichikawa.[5]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1965 film competition:[6][7]

Feature films

Short films

  • Gérardot (France) President
  • Istvan Dosai (Hungary) (Cinématographie official)
  • Herman van der Horst (Netherlands)
  • Jacques Ledoux (Belgium)
  • Carlos Vilardebó (France)

Official selection

In competition – Feature film

The following feature films competed for the Grand Prix International du Festival:[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 screened for the 4th International Critics' Week (4e Semaine de la Critique):[8]


Official awards

The following films and people received the 1965 Official selection awards:[2][7]

Short films

  • Short Film Palme d'Or: Overture by János Vadász
  • Prix du Jury: Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasy in G minor by Jan Švankmajer
  • Prix spécial du Jury: Monsieur Plateau by Jean Brismée
  • Short film Technical Prize: Ban ye ji jiao by Yeou Lei & Overture by János Vadász

Independent awards


Commission Supérieure Technique[5]

OCIC Award[10]

Best Film for the Youth[10]


  1. "Posters 1965". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  2. "Awards 1965 : All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013.
  3. "Official Selection 1965 : All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. "1965 – God saves the Cannes". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. "18ème Festival International du Film – Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. "Juries 1965 : Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  7. "1965 – Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. "4e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique – 1965". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  9. "FIPRESCI Awards 1965". fipresci.org. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  10. "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1965". imdb.com. Retrieved 3 July 2017.


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