1953 Cannes Film Festival

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1953 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 6th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Jean-Luc.[1]
Opening filmHorizons sans fin
LocationCannes, France
AwardsGrand Prize of the Festival
(The Wages of Fear)[2]
No. of films35 (In Competition)[3]
43 (Short Film)
Festival date15 April 1953 (1953-04-15) – 29 April 1953 (1953-04-29)

The 6th Cannes Film Festival was held from 15 to 29 April 1953.[4] The Grand Prix of the Festival went to The Wages of Fear by Henri-Georges Clouzot.[5] The festival opened with Horizons sans fin by Jean Dréville.

During the opening ceremony, Walt Disney was awarded the "Legion of Honour" from the hands of Monsieur Hugues, Minister of Information.[6][7]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1953 competition:[8]

Feature films

Short films

Feature film competition[edit]

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

Short film competition[edit]

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


Jean Cocteau, Jury President
Henri-Georges (& Vera) Clouzot, Grand Prix winner

Official awards[edit]

The following films and people received the 1953 awards:[2][5][9]

Short films

Independent awards[edit]

FIPRESCI Prize[10]

OCIC Award[11]

Other awards


  1. ^ "Posters 1953". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1953: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Official Selection 1953: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ "1953 - As long as there are stars ..." cannes-fest.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b "6ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Opening of the 1953 festival". fresques.ina.fr. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  7. ^ Wong, Cindy Hing-Yuk (29 August 2011). Walt Disney honoured at 1953 cannes film festival. books.google.com. ISBN 9780813551104. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Juries 1953: All the Juries". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  9. ^ "1953 - Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1953". fipresci.org. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1953". imdb.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.


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