77th Cannes Film Festival winners
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Anora directed by Sean Baker won the Palme d’or at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. The jury led by Greta Gerwig selected the comedy drama film of Anora, a young sex worker from Brooklyn, who gets her chance at a Cinderella story when she meets and impulsively marries the son of an oligarch. Once the news reaches Russia, her fairytale is threatened as the parents set out for New York to get the marriage annulled.

The Grand Prix went to the drama All We Imagine as Light directed by Payal Kapadia, – the first film from India to compete in the main competition at Cannes since Swaham in 1994, and Kapadia is the first Indian female filmmaker to do so.

Emilia Perez, the musical crime comedy film by Jacques Audiard won the Jury Prize along with the prize for Best performance by an actress for Adriana Paz, Zoe Saldaña, Karla Sofía Gascón and Selena Gomez.

Winners of 2024 Cannes Film Festival

Feature Films

Palme d’or
by Sean Baker

Grand Prix
All We Imagine as Light
by Payal Kapadia

Jury Prize
Emilia Pérez
Jacques Audiard

Best Director
Miguel Gomes
for Grand Tour

Special Award
Mohammad Rasoulof
for The Seed of the Sacred Fig

Best performance by an actor
Jesse Plemons
in Kinds of Kindness directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Best performance by an actress
Adriana Paz
Zoe Saldaña
Karla Sofía Gascón
Selena Gomez
in Emilia Pérez directed by Jacques Audiard

Best Screenplay
Coralie Fargeat
for The Substance

Short Films

Palme d’or
The Man Who Could Not Remain Silent
Nebojša Slijepčević

Special Mention
Bad for a Moment
Daniel Soares

Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard Prize
Black Dog
Guan Hu

Jury Prize
L’histoire De Souleymane
Boris Lojkine

Best Director ex-aequo
Roberto Minervini
The Damned

Rungano Nyoni
On Becoming a Guinea Fowl

Best Actress
Anasuya Sengupta
The Shameless

Best Actor
Abou Sangaré
L’Histoire de Souleymane

Youth Award
Holy Cow
Louise Courvoisier
1st film

Special mention
Tawfik Alzaidi
1st film

Caméra d’or
Caméra d’or Prize
by Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel

Un Certain Regard
Special Mention

Wei Liang Chiang & You Qiao Yin
Quinzaine des Cinéastes

La Cinef

First Prize
Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know…
Chidananda S Naik
FTII, Pune, India

Joint Second Prize
Out the Window Through the Wall
Asya Segalovich
Columbia University, United States

The Chaos She Left Behind
Nikos Kolioukos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Third Prize
Mansi Maheshwari
NFTS, United Kingdom

Superior Technical Commission

CST Award for Best Artist-technician
Daria D’Antonio, Director of Photography on Paolo Sorrentino’s film Parthenope.

The 2024 CST award for best artist-technician is granted to Daria d’Antonio, director of photography on Paolo Sorrentino’s film, “Parthenope”. Daria’s images offer the perfect cinematography to Parthenope with grace and beauty.

CST Award for Best Young Female Film Technician
Evgenia Alexandrova, Director of photography on The Balconettes by Noémie Merlant

The jury of the 2024 CST award for best young female film technician is proud to grant this year’s prize to Evgenia Alexandrova, director of photography on Noémie Merlant’s film “The Balconettes” for the quality of her saturated colours and her assertive management of the lighting which transports us from comedy to genre.

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