1951 Cannes Film Festival

The 4th Cannes Film Festival was held from 3 to 20 April 1951. The previous year, no festival had been held because of financial reasons. In 1951, the festival took place in April instead of September to avoid direct competition with the Venice Film Festival.[4]

4th Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 4th Cannes Film Festival illustrated by A.M. Rodicq.[1]
LocationCannes, France
AwardsGrand Prize of the Festival
(Miss Julie &
Miracle in Milan)[2]
No. of films36 (In Competition)[3]
39 (Short Film)
Festival dateApril 3 – 20, 1951
Cannes Film Festival

As in the previous two festivals, the entire jury was made up of French persons. The Grand Prix of the Festival went to two different films, Miss Julie by Alf Sjöberg and Miracle in Milan by Vittorio De Sica.[5]

The festival honoured Michèle Morgan, Jean Marais and Jean Cocteau with the Victoire du cinéma français award.[6][7]


Andre Maurois, Jury President

The following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature and short films.[8]

Substitute members

Short films

Feature film competitionEdit

The following feature films competed for the Grand Prix:[3]

Short filmsEdit

The following short films competed for the Grand Prix du court métrage:[3]

  • Así es Madrid directed by Joaquín Soriano
  • Azerbaidjan Soviètique directed by F. Kissiliov and M. Dadachev
  • Bali, eiland der Goden directed by N. Drakulić
  • Bim directed by Albert Lamorisse
  • Carnet de plongée directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau
  • Chasse à courre au Pôle Nord directed by Nils Rasmussen
  • Colette directed by Yannick Bellon
  • Der gelbe Dom directed by Eugen Schuhmacher
  • Der goldene Brunnen directed by H. Walter Kolm-Veltee
  • Der zee ontrukt directed by Herman van der Horst
  • En Sevilla hay una fiesta directed by Joaquín Soriano
  • Esthonie Soviètique by V. Tomber and I. Guidine
  • Ett hörn i norr directed by Arne Sucksdorff
  • Family Portrait directed by Humphrey Jennings
  • Festival Time directed by Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani
  • French Canada: 1534-1848 directed by Bernard Devlin
  • Histoire d'un Facoun Royal directed by István Homoki Nagy
  • Homme des oasis directed by Georges Régnier
  • Inondations directed by Al Stark and Morten Parker
  • L'Algérie humaine directed by Jean-Charles Carlus
  • L'autre Moisson directed by René Lucot
  • L'Empire directed by Alberto Ancillotti
  • L'Eruption de l'Etna directed by Domenico Paolella
  • La vie due riz directed by Jinkichi Ohta
  • La Voie Est-Ouest directed by K. Gordon Murray
  • Lettonie Soviètique directed by F. Kissiliov
  • Magnetism directed by John Durst
  • New Pioneers directed by Baruch Dienar
  • Notre-Dame de Luxembourg directed by Florent Antony
  • Oton Joupantchitch by France Kosmač
  • The Private Life of a Silk Worm directed by Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani
  • Rajasthan N° 1 directed by Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani
  • River of Steel directed by Peter Sachs
  • Schwarze Gesellen directed by Prof. Walter Hege
  • Soutyeska by Pierre Maihrovski
  • Suite du de danses Berbères directed by Serge Debecque
  • Turay directed by Enrico Gras
  • Ukraine en Fleurs directed by Mikhail Slutsky
  • Vertigo directed by Eusebio Fernández Ardavín


Alf Sjöberg, Grand Prix winner
Vittorio De Sica, Grand Prix winner
Bert Haanstra, Grand Prix winner

The following films and people received the 1951 awards:[2][9][5]Feature Films

Short Films


  1. ^ "Posters 1951". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Awards 1951: All Awards". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Official Selection 1951". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Cannes Film Festival". ukhotmovies.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b "4ème Festival International du Film - Cannes". cinema-francais.fr (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Awarding of the "Victoire du cinéma français" awards at the opening of the 1951 Festival". fresques.ina.fr. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "1951 - Miracle à Cannes (Miracle in Cannes)". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Juries 1951: All the Juries". festival-cannes.fr. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015.
  9. ^ "1951 - Le Jury, Les Prix". cannes-fest.com (in French). Retrieved 8 July 2017.


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