Cannes Film Festival


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Cannes Film Festival

May
The International Film Festival held in the resort city of Cannes on the French Riviera is probably the best known of the hundreds of film festivals held all over the world each year. Sponsored by governments, industry, service organizations, experimental film groups, or individual promoters, these festivals provide filmmakers, critics, distributors, and cinema enthusiasts an opportunity to attend showings of new films and to discuss current trends in the industry. The festival at Cannes is held at the Palais des Festivals, and its founding in 1947 marked a resurgence for the film industry, which had been shattered by World War II. The festival has also been responsible for the growing popularity of foreign films in the United States.
Other important film festivals are held in Berlin, London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Venice, and Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. Some cater to the films of just one country, some to specific subjects, and some are special festivals for student filmmakers.
CONTACTS:
Cannes Film Festival
3 rue Amelie
Paris, 75007 France
33-1-4561-6100; fax: 33-1-5359-6110
www.festival-cannes.fr/en.html
References in periodicals archive ?
According to the statement, Farhadi attended about 50 interviews after The Salesman world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and all interviews were organized by the movie's international distributer.
The Cannes Film Festival is the perfect platform for the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) to further support emerging and established Arab filmmakers and continue promoting Arab cinema on the international stage.
The Cannes Film Festival is your chance to mix and mingle with the stars and glitterati from across the globe on the picturesque Cote d'Azur.
The Ministry of Tourism's activities at Cannes Film festival 2013 include screening of "Incredible India" promotional films during the promotional events and meetings between leading Film Directors and Producers to promote India as the "Incredible Filming Destination".
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the 64th Cannes Film Festival 2011
Al Ali, whose mother is Lebanese, founded Arabian Studios, the film producing company, to help developing film making in the UAE and is hoping that the Cannes Film Festival will provide him with a higher profile worldwide.
The House of Chopard, is for the 15th consecutive year, the Official Partner for the 65th Cannes Film Festival 2012.
Citizen Cannes; the man behind the Cannes Film Festival.
Summary: Hundreds of screaming fans came out to see Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
Harvey Weinstein, back in the glory days of Miramax, bought "Tears" after it won raves at the Cannes Film Festival 7/8 the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
His newest film, Tropical Malady, opens in New York City on June 29 after making history as the first Thai film ever to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
The low budget film from British director Mike Leigh was rejected from the Cannes Film Festival earlier in the year but is now being tipped for Oscar glory at the Academy Awards.