1960 Cannes Film Festival

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1960 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 13th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Jean-Denis Maillart.[1]
Opening film Ben-Hur
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d'Or (La Dolce Vita)[2]
No. of films 29 (In Competition)[3]
2 (Out of Competition)
31 (Short Film)
Festival date 4 May 1960 (1960-05-04) – 20 May 1960 (1960-05-20)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 13th Cannes Film Festival was held from 4 to 20 May 1960.[4] The Palme d'Or went to the La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini.[5] The festival opened with Ben-Hur, directed by William Wyler.[6]


The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1960 competition:[7]

Feature films

Short films

Feature film competition

The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:[3]

Films out of competition

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[3]

Short film competition

The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:[3]

  • Aux confins des deux continents by Emlak Kredi Bankasi
  • La ballata del Monte Bianco by Luciano Ricci
  • The Blue of the Sky by John Ralmon
  • Le brise glace atomique Lenine by Nicholas Tcherskov
  • A City Called Copenhagen by Jørgen Roos
  • Dagen mijner jaren by Max De Haas
  • De Dragul Printesei by Ion Popescu-Gopo
  • Enfants des courants d'air by Edouard Luntz
  • Fiesta en Xochimilco by Fernando Martinez Alvarez
  • Fitz-Roy by Humberto Peruzzi
  • Franz Hellens ou documents secrets by Lucien Deroisy
  • In Search of Lincoln by Carlisle, Dunphy, Wondsel
  • Le journal d'un certain David by Pierre Jallaud, Sylvie Jallaud
  • Mali voz by Branislas Bastac
  • Materia e forma by Fulvio Tului
  • Orff-Schulwerk - Rhythmisch-Melodische Erziehung by Hans Rolf Strobel, Heinz Tichawsky
  • Paris la belle by Pierre Prévert
  • Perfecto luna by Archibaldo Burns
  • Le pilote m'a dit by Niklaus Gessner
  • Pozor by Jiri Brnecka
  • Promethee by Todor Dinov
  • Die Purpulinie by K.L. Ruppel
  • Ragadozo novenyek by Ágoston Kollányi
  • Roman mosaics in Anatolia by M.S. Ipsiroglu
  • Shringar by RavI Prakash
  • Sorolla, pintor de la luz by Manuel Dominguez
  • Le sourire by Serge Bourguignon
  • Universe (French version: Notre univers) by Roman Kroitor
  • Uwaga diabel by Zenon Wasilewski
  • Wadlopers by Emile Van Moerkerken
  • Winter Quaters by John P. Taylor


Georges Simenon, Jury President
Federico Fellini, Palme d'Or winner

Official awards

The following films and people received the 1960 awards:[2]

Short films

Independent awards


OCIC Award[9]

Other awards


  1. ^ "Posters 1960". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1960: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Official Selection 1960: All the Selection". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013.
  4. ^ "1960 - La Dolce Riviera ..?". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b "13ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ "William Wyler discusses the difficulties in the realization of Ben-Hur". ina.fr. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Juries 1960". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  8. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1960". fipresci.org. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1960". imdb.com. Retrieved 4 July 2017.


  • British Pathé: Cannes Film Festival 1960 footage
  • Institut National de l'Audiovisuel: Cannes Festival (commentary in French)
  • INA: Dolce Vita night at the 1960 Festival (commentary in French)
  • INA: List of winners of the 1960 Cannes Festival (commentary in French)
  • INA: Opening of the Cannes Film Festival (commentary in French)

External links

  • 1960 Cannes Film Festival (web.archive)
  • Official website Retrospective 1960
  • Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1960 at Internet Movie Database
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