Cannes Film Festival 2016 Winners

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest film festivals in the world, and is the best place to see indie works of film appreciated and applauded for their work.

We’ve had lots of high profile films getting lots of well deserved awards recently, but now’s the time to look at the underappreciated gems that took awards at Cannes Film Festival 2016.

You can see the full list of winners below, and you’ll notice that director Ken Loach won his second Palme d’Or for his film I, Daniel Blake. The film is pretty topical, as it follows an ailing Englishman who fights against the bureaucracy of the healthcare system to stay on welfare.

When accepting his award, Ken Loach said: “We must give a message of hope, we must say another world is possible. The world we live in is at a dangerous point right now. We are in the grip of a dangerous project of austerity driven by ideas that we call neo-liberalism that have brought us to near catastrophe.”

Here are this year’s winners.

Palme d’Or

I, Daniel Blake, dir: Ken Loach

Grand Prize

Xavier Dolan, It’s Only The End Of The World

Best Director

TIE

Cristian Mungiu, Graduation

Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper

Best Screenplay

Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman

Best Actress

Jaclyn Jose, Ma’Rosa

Jury Prize

American Honey, dir: Andrea Arnold

Best Actor

Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman

Palme d’Honneur

Jean-Pierre Léaud

Caméra d’Or

Divines, dir: Uda Benyamina

Short Film Palme d’Or

Timecode, dir: Juanjo Gimenez

Special Mention

The Girl Who Danced With The Devil, dir: Joao Paulo Miranda Maria

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Here are the winners for Cannes Film Festival 2016.