1980 Cannes Film Festival

The 33rd Cannes Film Festival was held between 9 and 23 May 1980. The Palme d'Or went to the All That Jazz by Bob Fosse and Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa.[4][5]

1980 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 33rd Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Michel Landi.[1]
Opening filmFantastica
Closing filmSono fotogenico
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (All That Jazz and Kagemusha)[2]
No. of films23 (In Competition)[3]
14 (Un Certain Regard)
9 (Out of Competition)
12 (Short Film)
Festival date9 May 1980 (1980-05-09) – 23 May 1980 (1980-05-23)

The festival opened with Fantastica, directed by Gilles Carle[6][7] and closed with Sono fotogenico, directed by Dino Risi.[8] The showing of Andrei Tarkovsky's film Stalker was interrupted by an electricians strike.[9]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1980 feature film competition:[10]

Feature films

Official selection

In competition - Feature film

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

Un Certain Regard

The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:[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]

  • Arrêt momentané by Marie-France Siegler
  • The Beloved by Michel Bouchard
  • Canada Vignettes: The Performer by Norma Bailey
  • Grandomaniya by Nikolay Todorov
  • Krychle by Zdenek Smetana
  • Magyar kepek by Csaba Szórády
  • La Petite enfance du cinéma by Joël Farges
  • Rails by Manolo Otero
  • Scheherazade by Susan Casey, Nancy Naschke
  • Seaside Woman by Oscar Grillo
  • Sky Dance by Faith Hubley
  • Z górki by Marian Cholerek

Parallel sections

International Critics' Week

The following feature films were screened for the 19th International Critics' Week (19e Semaine de la Critique):[11]

Directors' Fortnight

The following films were screened for the 1980 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[12]

Short films

  • Noticiero Incine by Frank Pineda, Ramiro Lacayo
  • Ovtcharsko by Christo Kovatchev
  • Vietnam, voyage dans le temps by Edgar Telles Ribeiro


Official awards

The following films and people received the 1980 awards:[2][5][4]

Golden Camera

Short films

Independent awards

FIPRESCI Prizes[13]

Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury[14]


  1. "Posters 1980". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013.
  2. "Awards 1980: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013.
  3. "Official Selection 1980: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013.
  4. "33ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. "1980 - Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  6. Torn Sprockets. "The Uncertain Projection of the Canadian Film". books.google.com. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  7. "The opening films at Cannes". vodkaster.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. "The closing films at Cannes". vodkaster.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  9. "The Ottawa Journal". May 14, 1980. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. "Juries 1980: Feature film". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  11. "19e Selecion de la Semaine de la Critique - 1980". archives.semainedelacritique.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  12. "Quinzaine 1980". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  13. "FIPRESCI Awards 1980". fipresci.org. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  14. "Jury Œcuménique 1980". cannes.juryoecumenique.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.


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