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Winners, 1946-49


Feature Films

Grand Prize

The Red Earth aka The Earth Will Be Red, directors, Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen (Denmark); The Lost Weekend, director, Billy Wilder (U.S.); La Symphonie Pastorale (Pastoral Symphony), director, Jean Delannoy (France); Brief Encounter, director, David Lean (Great Britain); Neecha Nagar (Downtown), director, Chetan Anand (India); Roma Citta’ Aperta (Rome: Open City), directors, Roberto Rossellini (Italy), Maria Candelaria, Emilio Fernandez (Mexico); The Ordeal (aka The Test or The Prize), director, Alf Sjoberg (Sweden); La Derniere Chance, (The Last Chance),

director, Leopold Lindtberg (Switzerland); Muzi Bez Kridel (Men Without Wings), director, Frantisek Cap (Czechoslovakia); Velik Perelom (The Great Turning Point), director, Frederic Ermler (U.S.S.R.)


Rene Clement, La Battaille du Rail (France)


Michele Morgan, La Symphonie Pastoral, director, Jean Delannoy (France)


Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend, director, Billy Wilder (U.S.)


Presented by the Filmmakers’ Society, Michael Romm, GIRL no. 217 (U.S.S.R.)


Romantic and psychological films

Antoine et Antoinette (Antoine and Antoinette), director, Jacques Becker (France)

Adventure and thriller films

Les Maudits (The Damned), director, Rene Clement (France)

Socially minded films

Cross Fire, director, Edward Dmytryk (U.S.)

Musical comedies

Ziegfeld Follies, director, Vincent Minnelli (U.S.)

Animated films

Dumbo, Walt Disney (U.S.)


Floods in Poland, short film, director not available (Poland)


Due to postwar economic reasons and regional politics, there was no festival held in 1948.


Grand Prize

The Third Man, director, Carol Reed (Great Britain)


Rene Clement, Le Mura di Malapaga (The Walls of Malapaga), (Italy)


Isa Miranda, Le Mura di Malapaga (The Walls of Malapaga), (Italy)


Edward G. Robinson, House of Strangers, director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (U.S.)

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