Cannes Film Fest 1946: Year 1: Strong American Presence

Celebrating the Cannes Film Fest, the most prestigious and influential film event in the world.

The first Cannes Film Fest was held September 20 to October 5, 1946.

Jury for the Feature films and Shorts:

There was one American member in the jury

Iris Barry (USA)


Feature Films 

Hollywood films

Anna and the King of Siam, directed by John Cromwell (US)

The Lost Weekend directed by Billy Wilder (picture below)

Gaslight directed by George Cukor (US)

Gilda directed by Charles Vidor (US)

Notorious directed by Alfred Hitchcock (US)

Rhapsody in Blue directed by Irving Rapper




Best Actor: Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend

Best Actress: Michèle Morgan for La symphonie pastorale

Best Director: René Clément for La Bataille du rail

Best Animation Design: Make Mine Music

Best Color: The Stone Flower

International Peace Award: The Last Chance