Caméra d'Or

Caméra d'Or
Awarded for Best first feature film
Location Cannes
Country France
Presented by Festival de Cannes
First awarded 1978
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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]

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

Year Film Director
1978 Alambrista! United States Robert M. Young
1979 Northern Lights United States John Hanson and Rob Nilsson
1980 Adrien's Story (Histoire d'Adrien) France Jean-Pierre Denis
1981 Desperado City Germany Vadim Glowna
1982 Half a Life (Mourir à 30 ans) France Romain Goupil
1983 The Princess (Adj király katonát) Hungary Pál Erdőss
1984 Stranger Than Paradise United States Jim Jarmusch
1985 Oriane (Oriana) Venezuela Fina Torres
1986 Noir et Blanc France Claire Devers
1987 Robinson Crusoe in Georgia (Robinzoniada, anu chemi ingliseli Papa) Soviet Union Nana Dzhordzhadze
1988 Salaam Bombay! India Mira Nair
1989 My 20th Century (Az én XX. századom) Hungary Ildikó Enyedi
1990 Freeze Die Come to Life (Замри, умри, воскресни!) Soviet Union Vitali Kanevsky
1991 Toto the Hero (Toto le Héros) Belgium Jaco Van Dormael
1992 Mac United States John Turturro
1993 The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi đu đủ xanh) France Tran Anh Hung
1994 Coming to Terms with the Dead (Petits arrangements avec les morts) France Pascale Ferran
1995 The White Balloon (بادکنک سفيد, Badkonake sefid) Iran Jafar Panahi
1996 Love Serenade Australia Shirley Barrett
1997 Moe no suzaku (萌の朱雀) Japan Naomi Kawase
1998 Slam United States Marc Levin
1999 Throne of Death (Marana Simhasanam) India Murali Nair
2000 Djomeh Iran Hassan Yektapanah
A Time for Drunken Horses (زمانی برای مستی اسب‌ها, Zamani barayé masti asbha) Iran Bahman Ghobadi
2001 Atanarjuat Canada Zacharias Kunuk
2002 Seaside (Bord de mer) France Julie Lopes-Curval
2003 Reconstruction Denmark Christoffer Boe
2004 Or (My Treasure) (Or) Israel Keren Yedaya
2005 Me and You and Everyone We Know United States Miranda July
The Forsaken Land (සුළඟ එනු පිණිස, Sulanga Enu Pinisa) Sri Lanka Vimukthi Jayasundara
2006 12:08 East of Bucharest (A fost sau n-a fost?) Romania Corneliu Porumboiu
2007 Jellyfish (Meduzot מדוזות) Israel Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen
2008 Hunger United Kingdom Steve McQueen
2009 Samson and Delilah Australia Warwick Thornton
2010 Año Bisiesto Mexico Michael Rowe
2011 Las Acacias Argentina Pablo Giorgelli
2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild United States Benh Zeitlin
2013 Ilo Ilo Singapore Anthony Chen
2014 Party Girl France Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis
2015 Land and Shade (La tierra y la sombra) Colombia César Augusto Acevedo
2016 Divines France Houda Benyamina

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.

Year Film Director
1989 Waller's Last Trip (Wallers letzter Gang) Germany Christian Wagner
The Birth (പിറവി) India Shaji N. Karun
1990 A Time of Debts (Cas dluhu) Czech Republic Irena Pavlásková
Farendj France Sabine Prenczina
1991 Proof Australia Jocelyn Moorhouse
Sam & Me India Deepa Mehta
1993 Friends South Africa Elaine Proctor
1994 The Silences of the Palace (Samt el qusur) Tunisia Moufida Tlatli
1995 Denise Calls Up United States Hal Salwen
1997 The Life of Jesus (La Vie de Jésus) France Bruno Dumont
2002 Japón Mexico Carlos Reygadas
2003 Osama (أسامة) Afghanistan Siddiq Barmak
2004 Passages (Lu Cheng) China Yang Chao
Bitter Dream (Khab-e talkh) Iran Mohsen Amiryoussefi
2007 Control Netherlands Anton Corbijn
2008 Everybody Dies but Me (Vse umrut, a ya ostanus) Russia Valeriya Gai Germanika
2009 Ajami Israel Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani


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