1994 Cannes Film Festival

The 47th Cannes Film Festival was held from 12 to 23 May 1994. The Palme d'Or went to the American film Pulp Fiction directed by Quentin Tarantino.[4][5][6][7]

1994 Cannes Film Festival
Official poster of the 47th Cannes Film Festival, adapted from an original drawing by Federico Fellini.[1]
Opening filmThe Hudsucker Proxy
Closing filmSerial Mom
LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d'Or (Pulp Fiction)[2]
Hosted byJeanne Moreau
No. of films23 (En Competition)[3]
21 (Un Certain Regard)
11 (Out of Competition)
8 (Short Film)
Festival date12 May 1994 (1994-05-12) – 23 May 1994 (1994-05-23)

The festival opened with The Hudsucker Proxy, directed by Joel Coen[8] and closed with Serial Mom, directed by John Waters.[9][10] Jeanne Moreau was the mistress of ceremonies.[4]


Clint Eastwood, Jury President

Main competitionEdit

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1994 Official Selection:[11]

Camera d'OrEdit

The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1994 Caméra d'Or:

  • Marthe Keller (Switzerland) President
  • Hans Beerekamp
  • Josée Brossard (France)
  • Mario Dorminsky (Portugal)
  • An-Cha Flubacher Rhim
  • François Ode (France)
  • Georges Pansu
  • Jacques Zimmer (France)

Official selectionEdit

In competition - Feature filmEdit

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

English title Original title Director(s) Production
Assia and the Hen with the Golden Eggs Kurochka Ryaba Andrei Konchalovsky Russia
Barnabo of the Mountains Barnabo delle montagne Mario Brenta Italy
The Browning Version Mike Figgis United Kingdom
Burnt by the Sun Utomlyonnye solntsem Nikita Mikhalkov Russia, France
A Confucian Confusion 獨立時代 / Du li shi dai Edward Yang Taiwan
Dead Tired Grosse Fatigue Michel Blanc France
Dear Diary Caro diario Nanni Moretti Italy, France
Exotica Atom Egoyan Canada
The Hudsucker Proxy Joel Coen United States, United Kingdom
To Live Huozhe Zhang Yimou China
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Alan Rudolph United States
My Own Swaham Shaji N. Karun India
The Patriots Les patriotes Éric Rochant France
Pulp Fiction - Palme d'Or winner Quentin Tarantino United States
A Pure Formality Una pura formalità Giuseppe Tornatore Italy, France
Queen Margot La Reine Margot Patrice Chéreau France
The Queen of the Night La reina de la noche Arturo Ripstein Mexico
Rice People Neak sre Rithy Panh Cambodia
Three Colours: Red Trois couleurs: Rouge Krzysztof Kieślowski France, Poland, Switzerland
Through the Olive Trees Zire darakhatan zeyton Abbas Kiarostami Iran
An Unforgettable Summer Un été inoubliable Lucian Pintilie Romania, France
The Violin Player Le joueur de violon Charles Van Damme France, Belgium
The Whores Le buttane Aurelio Grimaldi Italy

Un Certain RegardEdit

The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:[3]

Films out of competitionEdit

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

Short film competitionEdit

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

Parallel sectionsEdit

International Critics' WeekEdit

The following films were screened for the 33rd International Critics' Week (33e Semaine de la Critique):[12]

Feature film competition

Short film competition

  • Performance Anxiety by David Ewing (United States)
  • One Night Stand by Bill Britten (United Kingdom)
  • Poubelles by Olias Barco (France)
  • Ponchada by Alejandra Moya (Mexico)
  • Los Salteadores by Abi Feijo (Portugal)
  • Home Away From Home by Maureen Blackwood (United Kingdom)
  • Off Key by Karethe Linaae (Canada)

Directors' FortnightEdit

The following films were screened for the 1994 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):[13]

Short films
  • 75 centilitres de prières by Jacques Maillot
  • Deus ex machina by Vincent Mayrand
  • Dimanche ou les fantômes by Laurent Achard
  • Eternelles by Erick Zonca
  • Troubles ou la journée d’une femme ordinaire by Laurent Bouhnik


Quentin Tarantino, 1994 Palme d'Or winner

Official awardsEdit

The following films and people received the 1994 Official selection awards:[2][16]

Golden Camera

Short films

Independent awardsEdit

FIPRESCI Prizes[17]

Commission Supérieure Technique

Ecumenical Jury

Award of the Youth[20]

Awards in the frame of International Critics' Week[20]


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