Queer Palm

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Queer Palm
2014 Cannes Film Festival
Awarded for Best LGBT-related film at the Cannes Film Festival
Location Cannes
Country France
Presented by Cannes Film Festival
First awarded 2010

The Queer Palm is an independently sponsored prize for selected LGBT-relevant films entered into the Cannes Film Festival. The award was founded in 2010 by journalist Franck Finance-Madureira who ensures the organization each year. It is sponsored by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, filmmakers of Jeanne and the Perfect Guy, The Adventures of Felix, Crustacés et Coquillages, and L'Arbre et la forêt.

This award recognizes a film for its treatment of LGBT themes and gleans from among those films nominated or entered under Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, International Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight.


Year Winning film Winning Short Film Jury
2010 Kaboom
by Gregg Araki
 United States
none recognized
  • Benedict Arnulf, artistic director of Love In & Out, Film Festival Gay and Lesbian Nice
  • Florence Ben Sadoun, editorial director, First
  • Roman Coal, film journalist (stubborn, Inrockuptibles)
  • Mike Goodridge, director of the publication Screen International
  • Xavier Leherpeur, film journalist, Studio Ciné Live, Canal +
  • Ivan Mitifiot, mixed coordinator of screens, dating gay and lesbian film Lyon
  • Pascale Ourbih, president of the "festival Chéries-Cherish "
  • Brian Robinson, programmer Festival lesbian and gay film London
2011 Beauty
by Oliver Hermanus
 South Africa
none recognized
  • Elisabeth Quin, Paris Première, president of the Jury
  • Thomas Abeltshauser, German journalist (Männer, Die Welt, WINQ)
  • Fred Arends, Pink Screens Festival in Brussels (Belgium)
  • Esther Cuénot, Cinémarges Festival Bordeaux
  • Gérard Lefort, Liberation
  • Roberto Schinardi, Il Manifesto Pride Gay.it (Italy)
2012 Laurence Anyways
by Xavier Dolan
It's Not a Cowboy Movie
by Benjamin Parent
  • Julie Gayet, actress and TV producer, France, president of the Jury
  • Sam Ashby, editor and designer of posters, Britain, Little Joe magazine
  • Jim Dobson, officer and director, U.S. Indie PR
  • Sarah Neal, head of programming, Australia, Brisbane Queer Film Festival
  • Frédéric Niolle, assistant director and journalist, France, Canal + Cinéma Paris Première, Radio France
  • Moira Sullivan, university lecturer, critic, director, United States and Sweden, FilmFestivals.com
2013 Stranger by the Lake[1]
by Alain Guiraudie
none recognized
  • João Pedro Rodrigues, Portuguese filmmaker
  • Daniel Dreifuss
  • Annie Maurette
  • Nicolas Gilson
  • Michel Reilhac
2014 Pride[2]
by Matthew Warchus
 United Kingdom
none recognized
  • Bruce La Bruce, Canadian writer and film director (President)
  • Anna Margarita Albelo, Cuban-American film director
  • João Ferreira, Portuguese artistic director and programmer of Queer Lisboa festival
  • Charlotte Lipinska, French journalist and actress
  • Ricky Mastro, Brazilian programmer of Recifest film festival


  1. ^ "'Hardcore' gay film wins at Cannes". Bangkok Post. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "'Pride' Wins Cannes' 5th Queer Palm Award". Indiewire. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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