List of Cannes Film Festival jury presidents

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Each year, the jury of the Cannes Film Festival is chaired by an internationally recognized personality of cinema. Being appointed to this position is the recognition of an outstanding career.

Since 1960, there has been only one personality to get this honor twice: Jeanne Moreau in 1975 and 1995. The last non-professional film personality to be president of the jury is the American writer William Styron in 1983.

Since 1987, the Official Selection includes a separate jury and its President in the frame of the Caméra d'Or ("Golden Camera") which chooses its best feature film presented in one of the Cannes' selections (Official Selection, Directors' Fortnight, or International Critics' Week). Since 1998, another separate jury and its President have been added for the films of the Un Certain Regard section.

Jean Cocteau, President of the Jury in 1953 and 1954
Olivia de Havilland, President of the Jury in 1965
Tennessee Williams, President of the Jury in 1976
Roman Polanski, President of the Jury in 1991
Wong Kar-wai, President of the Jury in 2006
Isabelle Huppert, President of the Jury in 2009
Steven Spielberg, President of the Jury in 2013

Main competition jury presidents[edit]

Year President[1] Nationality
1946 Georges Huisman France
1947 Georges Huisman France
1949 Georges Huisman France
1951 André Maurois France
1952 Maurice Genevoix France
1953 Jean Cocteau France
1954 Jean Cocteau France
1955 Marcel Pagnol France
1956 Maurice Lehmann France
1957 André Maurois France
1958 Marcel Achard France
1959 Marcel Achard France
1960 Georges Simenon Belgium
1961 Jean Giono France
1962 Tetsurō Furikake Japan
1963 Armand Salacrou France
1964 Fritz Lang Austria / Germany
1965 Olivia de Havilland United Kingdom / United States
1966 Sophia Loren Italy
1967 Alessandro Blasetti Italy
1968 André Chamson France
1969 Luchino Visconti Italy
1970 Miguel Ángel Asturias Guatemala
1971 Michèle Morgan France
1972 Joseph Losey United States
1973 Ingrid Bergman Sweden
1974 René Clair France
1975 Jeanne Moreau France
1976 Tennessee Williams United States
1977 Roberto Rossellini Italy
1978 Alan J. Pakula United States
1979 Françoise Sagan France
1980 Kirk Douglas United States
1981 Jacques Deray France
1982 Giorgio Strehler Italy
1983 William Styron United States
1984 Dirk Bogarde United Kingdom
1985 Miloš Forman Czechoslovakia / United States
1986 Sydney Pollack United States
1987 Yves Montand France
1988 Ettore Scola Italy
1989 Wim Wenders Germany
1990 Bernardo Bertolucci Italy
1991 Roman Polanski Poland / France
1992 Gérard Depardieu France
1993 Louis Malle France
1994 Clint Eastwood United States
1995 Jeanne Moreau France
1996 Francis Ford Coppola United States
1997 Isabelle Adjani France
1998 Martin Scorsese United States
1999 David Cronenberg Canada
2000 Luc Besson France
2001 Liv Ullmann Norway
2002 David Lynch United States
2003 Patrice Chéreau France
2004 Quentin Tarantino United States
2005 Emir Kusturica Serbia and Montenegro
2006 Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong
2007 Stephen Frears United Kingdom
2008 Sean Penn United States
2009 Isabelle Huppert France
2010 Tim Burton United States
2011 Robert De Niro United States
2012 Nanni Moretti Italy
2013 Steven Spielberg United States
2014 Jane Campion New Zealand
2015 Joel Coen and Ethan Coen United States
2016 George Miller Australia
2017 Pedro Almodóvar Spain
2018 Cate Blanchett Australia

Caméra d'Or jury presidents[edit]

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).
Year President
1987 Maurice Le Roux (France)
1988 Danièle Delorme (France)
1989 Raf Vallone (Italy)
1990 Christine Boisson (France)
1991 Géraldine Chaplin (Great Britain)
1992 André Delvaux (Belgium)
1993 Micheline Presle (France)
1994 Marthe Keller (Switzerland)
1995 Michel Deville (France)
1996 Françoise Fabian (France)
1997 Françoise Arnoul (France)
1998 Anh Hung Tran (Vietnam)
1999 Michel Piccoli (France)
2000 Otar Iosseliani (Georgia)
2001 Maria de Medeiros (Portugal)
2002 Geraldine Chaplin (Great Britain)
2003 Wim Wenders (Germany)
2004 Tim Roth (Great Britain)
2005 Abbas Kiarostami (Iran)
2006 Dardenne brothers (Belgium)
2007 Pavel Lungin (Russia)
2008 Bruno Dumont (Belgium)
2009 Roschdy Zem (France)
2010 Gael García Bernal (Mexico)
2011 Bong Joon-ho (South Korea)
2012 Carlos Diegues (Brazil)
2013 Agnès Varda (France)
2014 Nicole Garcia (France)
2015 Sabine Azéma (France)
2016 Catherine Corsini (France)
2017 Sandrine Kiberlain (France)
2018 Ursula Meier (Switzerland)

Un Certain Regard jury presidents[edit]

Un Certain Regard is a section of the Cannes Film Festival's official selection. This section presents 20 "original and different" works which seek international recognition.
Year President
1998 (none)
1999 Lambert Wilson (France)
2000 Jane Birkin (Great Britain)
2001 Ariane Ascaride (France)
2002 Anne Fontaine (France)
2003 Abderrahmane Sissako (Mali)
2004 Jeremy Thomas (Great Britain)
2005 Alexander Payne (United States)
2006 Monte Hellman (United States)
2007 Pascale Ferran (France)
2008 Fatih Akin (Turkey)
2009 Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)
2010 Claire Denis (France)
2011 Emir Kusturica (Serbia)
2012 Tim Roth (Great Britain)
2013 Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)
2014 Pablo Trapero (Argentine)
2015 Isabella Rossellini (Italy)
2016 Marthe Keller (Switzerland)
2017 Uma Thurman (United States)
2018 Benicio del Toro (Puerto Rico)


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes - Archives - Juries - Long film". Retrieved 2 February 2014.