Caméra d'Or

The Caméra d'Or ("Golden Camera") is an award of the Cannes Film Festival for the best first feature film presented in one of the Cannes' selections (Official Selection, Directors' Fortnight or International Critics' Week).[1] The prize, created in 1978 by Gilles Jacob,[2] is awarded during the Festival's Closing Ceremony by an independent jury.[3]

Caméra d'Or
Awarded forBest first feature film
Presented byFestival de Cannes
First awarded1978

The rules define first film as "the first feature film for theatrical screening (whatever the format; fiction, documentary or animation) of 60 minutes or more in length, by a director who has not made another film of 60 minutes or more in length and released theatrically." Directors who have previously made only student thesis films or TV films can still compete in this category. The stated aim is to reveal a film "whose qualities emphasize the need to encourage the director to undertake a second film".[4]

Caméra d'Or Winners

YearEnglish / International titleOriginal titleDirector
1978Alambrista!Robert M. Young (United States)
1979Northern LightsJohn Hanson and Rob Nilsson (United States)
1980Adrien's StoryHistoire d'AdrienJean-Pierre Denis (France)
1981Desperado CityVadim Glowna (West Germany)
1982Half a LifeMourir à 30 ansRomain Goupil (France)
1983The PrincessAdj király katonátPál Erdőss (Hungary)
1984Stranger Than ParadiseJim Jarmusch (United States)
1985OrianeOrianaFina Torres (Venezuela)
1986Noir et BlancClaire Devers (France)
1987Robinson Crusoe in GeorgiaRobinzoniada, anu chemi ingliseli PapaNana Dzhordzhadze (Soviet Union)
1988Salaam Bombay!Mira Nair (India)
1989My 20th CenturyAz én XX. századomIldikó Enyedi (Hungary)
1990Freeze Die Come to LifeЗамри, умри, воскресни! (Zamri, umri, voskresni!)Vitali Kanevsky (Soviet Union)
1991Toto the HeroToto le HérosJaco Van Dormael (Belgium)
1992MacJohn Turturro (United States)
1993The Scent of Green PapayaMùi đu đủ xanhTran Anh Hung (France)
1994Coming to Terms with the DeadPetits arrangements avec les mortsPascale Ferran (France)
1995The White Balloonبادکنک سفيد (Badkonake sefid)Jafar Panahi (Iran)
1996Love SerenadeShirley Barrett (Australia)
1997Suzaku萌の朱雀 (Moe no Suzaku)Naomi Kawase (Japan)
1998SlamMarc Levin (United States)
1999Throne of DeathMarana SimhasanamMurali Nair (India)
2000DjomehHassan Yektapanah (Iran)
A Time for Drunken Horsesزمانی برای مستی اسب‌ها (Zamani barayé masti asbha)Bahman Ghobadi (Iran)
2001Atanarjuat: The Fast RunnerZacharias Kunuk (Canada)
2002SeasideBord de merJulie Lopes-Curval (France)
2003ReconstructionChristoffer Boe (Denmark)
2004Or (My Treasure)OrKeren Yedaya (Israel)
2005Me and You and Everyone We KnowMiranda July (United States)
The Forsaken Landසුළඟ එනු පිණිස (Sulanga Enu Pinisa)Vimukthi Jayasundara (Sri Lanka)
200612:08 East of BucharestA fost sau n-a fost?Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania)
2007Jellyfishמדוזות (Meduzot)Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen (Israel)
2008HungerSteve McQueen (United Kingdom)
2009Samson and DelilahWarwick Thornton (Australia)
2010Leap YearAño BisiestoMichael Rowe (Mexico)
2011Las AcaciasLas acaciasPablo Giorgelli (Argentina)
2012Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin (United States)
2013Ilo IloAnthony Chen (Singapore)
2014Party GirlMarie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger & Samuel Theis (France)
2015Land and ShadeLa tierra y la sombraCésar Augusto Acevedo (Colombia)
2016DivinesHouda Benyamina (France)
2017Montparnasse BienvenueJeune femmeLéonor Serraille (France)
2018GirlLukas Dhont (Belgium)
2019Our MothersCésar Diaz (Guatemala)

Caméra d'Or Mention Spéciale

Some years, some films that didn't win the award have received a special mention for their outstanding quality as first features in Cannes. Also called Caméra d'Or Mention or Caméra d'Or Mention d'honneur.

YearEnglish / International titleOriginal titleDirector
1989Waller's Last TripWallers letzter GangChristian Wagner (Germany)
The Birthപിറവി (Piravi)Shaji N. Karun (India)
1990Time of the ServantsČas sluhůIrena Pavlásková (Czechoslovakia)
FarendjSabine Prenczina (France)
1991ProofJocelyn Moorhouse (Australia)
Sam & MeDeepa Mehta (India)
1993FriendsElaine Proctor (South Africa)
1994The Silences of the PalaceSamt el qusurMoufida Tlatli (Tunisia)
1995Denise Calls UpHal Salwen (USA)
1997The Life of JesusLa Vie de JésusBruno Dumont (France)
2002JapónCarlos Reygadas (Mexico)
2003Osama (أسامة)Siddiq Barmak (Afghanistan)
2004PassagesLu ChengYang Chao (China)
Bitter DreamKhab-e talkhMohsen Amiryoussefi (Iran)
2007ControlAnton Corbijn (Netherlands)
2008Everybody Dies but MeVse umrut, a ya ostanusValeriya Gai Germanika (Russia)
2009AjamiScandar Copti & Yaron Shani (Israel)


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