1953 Cannes Film Festival

1953 Cannes Film Festival

Official poster of the 6th Cannes Film Festival, an original illustration by Jean-Luc.[1]
Opening film Horizons sans fin
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Grand Prize of the Festival (The Wages of Fear)
Number of films 35 (In Competition)[2]
43 (Short Film)
Festival date 15 April 1953 (1953-04-15) – 29 April 1953 (1953-04-29)
Website festival-cannes.com/en

The 6th Cannes Film Festival was held between April 15–29, 1953.[3] The Grand Prize of the Festival went to The Wages of Fear by Henri-Georges Clouzot.[4] The festival opened with Horizons sans fin by Jean Dréville.[5]

Walt Disney was honored at the festival and received the title of Legion of Honor.[6]


Jean Cocteau, Jury President

Feature film competition



  1. "Posters 1953". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  2. "Official Selection 1953 : All the Selection". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  3. "1953 - As long as there are stars ...". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. "Awards 1953 : All Awards". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  5. "Opening of the 1953 festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  6. "Walt Disney honoured at 1953 cannes film festival". Retrieved 10 December 2013.

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