1966 Cannes Film Festival

The 19th Cannes Film Festival was held from 5 to 20 May 1966. To honour the festival's 20th anniversary, a special prize was given.[4]

1966 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 19th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Rene Ferracci.[1]
Opening filmModesty Blaise
Closing filmFaraon
LocationCannes, France
AwardsGrand Prix du Festival
International du Film

(Signore & Signori)[2]
No. of films25 (In Competition)[3]
16 (Short Film)
Festival date5 May 1966 (1966-05-05) – 20 May 1966 (1966-05-20)

The Grand Prix du Festival International du Film went to the Signore & Signori by Pietro Germi, in tie with Un homme et une femme by Claude Lelouch.[2] The festival opened with Modesty Blaise, directed by Joseph Losey and closed with Faraon, directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz.[5]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1966 film competition:[6][2]

Feature films

Short films

  • Charles Duvanel (Switzerland)
  • Charles Ford (France) (author)
  • Marcel Ichac (France)
  • Jean Vivie (France) (CST official)
  • Bo Widerberg (Sweden)

Official selection

In competition - Feature film

The following feature films competed for the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film:[3]

Short film competition

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

Parallel section

International Critics' Week

The following feature films were screened for the 5th International Critics' Week (5e Semaine de la Critique):[7]


Official awards

The following films and people received the 1966 Official selection awards:[2]

Short films

Independent awards


Commission Supérieure Technique[2]

OCIC Award[9]

Other awards

  • Special Mention: Totò, for his acting performance


  1. "Posters 1966". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013.
  2. "19ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. "Official Selection 1966: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. "1966 - A film and a (half) Palme". cannes-fest.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. "Pharaoh" Check |url= value (help). atlasfilm.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  6. "Juries 1966: Long film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  7. "5e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1966". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  8. "FIPRESCI Awards 1966". fipresci.org. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  9. "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1967". imdb.com. Retrieved 3 July 2017.


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