1998 Cannes Film Festival
The 51st Cannes Film Festival was held from 13 to 24 May 1998. American director, producer, screenwriter, and film historian Martin Scorsese was the Jury President. The Palme d'Or went to the Greek film Mia aioniotita kai mia mera by Theo Angelopoulos.
The festival opened with Primary Colors, directed by Mike Nichols, and closed with Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich. Isabelle Huppert was the mistress of ceremonies.
In 1998, two new sections were added to the Official Selection, the Un Certain Regard and the Cinéfondation. The aim of the Cinéfondation section is to support the creation of works of cinema in the world and to contribute to the entry of the new scenario writers in the circle of the celebrities. For this, fifteen to twenty short and medium-length films by students from film schools from around the world are selected and the best three are awarded by the Cinéfondation and Short films Jury. Section Un Certain Regard "awards young talent and encourages innovative and audacious works by presenting one of the films with a grant to aid its distribution in France". Lulu on the Bridge, directed by Paul Auster, opened the Un Certain Regard section.
The following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 1998 Official Selection:
Un Certain Regard
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1998 Un Certain Regard:
Cinéfondation and short films
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the Cinéfondation and short films competition:
The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1998 Camera d'Or:
In competition - Feature film
The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or:
Un Certain Regard
The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard:
Films out of competition
The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:
- * Special screenings 
The following films were selected for the competition of Cinéfondation:
- Blue City by David Birdsell
- Deer Men by Saara Saarela
- Die Weiche by Chrys Krikellis
- Doom and Gloom by John McKay
- The First Sin by Fahimeh Sorkhabi
- Inside the Boxes by Mirjam Kubescha
- Jakub by Adam Guzinski
- Mud (Kal) by Ivaylo P. Simidchiev
- Mangwana by Manu Kurewa
- One Eye by Liana Dognini
- The Photographer (Fotograf) by Alexander Kott
- The Rose of the Railroad (Ratapenkan Ruusu) by Hanna Maylett
- The Sheep Thief by Asif Kapadia
- Summer-Time (Léto - cas dlouhých letu) by Ramunas Greicius
- Wild Paths (Sentieri selvaggi) by Susanna Grigoletto
Short film competition
The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or:
- 9'8 M/S2 by Alfonso Amador, Nicolas Mendez
- Balkanska Ruleta by Zdravko Barisic
- Enfant, Gribouillage, Photos de Famille by Jun-hong Lin
- Fetch by Lynn-Maree Danzey
- Gasman by Lynne Ramsay
- Happy Birthday to Me by Martin Mahon
- Horseshoe by David Lodge
- I Want You by Gregory Quail
- Kiyida by Ebru Yapici
- L'Interview by Xavier Giannoli
- Skate by Eun-Ryung Cho
International Critics' Week
The following films were screened for the 37th International Critics' Week (37e Semaine de la Critique):
Feature film competition
Short film competition
- Brutalos by Christophe Billeter, David Leroy (Switzerland)
- Down, Across (Loddrett, Vannrett) by Erland Øverby (Norway)
- Flight by Sim Sadler (United States)
- Der Hausbesorger by Stephan Wagner (Austria)
- Milk by Andrea Arnold (U.K.)
- Por un infante difunto by Tinieblas González (Spain)
- The Rogers’ Cable by Jennifer Kierans (Canada)
The following films were screened for the 1998 Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalizateurs):
- Short films
- A table by Idit Cébula (19 min.)
- Le Bleu du ciel by Christian Dor (25 min.)
- Open Bodies (Les corps ouverts) by Sébastien Lifshitz (47 min.)
- Electrons statiques by Jean-Marc Moutout (25 min.)
- Les Pinces à linge by Joël Brisse (23 min.)
- Rue bleue by Chad Chenouga (24 min.)
The following films and people received the 1998 Official selection awards:
Un Certain Regard
Commission Supérieure Technique
Award of the Youth
Awards in the frame of International Critics' Week
- Mercedes-Benz Award: I Stand Alone (Seul contre tous) by Gaspar Noé
- Canal+ Award: Por un infante difunto by Tinieblas González
- Grand Golden Rail: The Polish Bride (De Poolse bruid)) by Karim Traïdia
- Small Golden Rail: Down, Across (Loddrett, Vannrett) by Erland Øverby
Awards in the frame of Directors' Fortnight
- Kodak Short Film Award: Open Bodies (Les corps ouverts) by Sébastien Lifshitz & Rue bleue by Chad Chenouga
- Gras Savoye Award: Rue bleue by Chad Chenouga
Association Prix François Chalais
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