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 ?
The cast of "Ang Hupa" at the QandA session of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight.
Until then, stay tuned for more updates as the Cannes film festival will be a non-stop merry-go-round of movies, interviews, and parties.
Cannes Film Festival begins May 14, 2019, until May 25, 201 at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
He was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, and was one of over 30 directors who contributed a short piece to the collective film about cinema, To Each His Own Cinema (2007).
Mahira Khan headed to Cannes Film Festival? Her latest Instagram post suggests so!
"For the young generation of today, engulfed in helplessness and rage, the world would come as a big conundrum," said director Lee Chang-dong, talking about his upcoming film "Burning" that entered the competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Taiwanese actor, Chang Chen will serve on the jury for the 71st Cannes Film Festival, which is scheduled to be held from May 8-19, according to the full lineup unveiled by festival organizers on Tuesday.
by PTI The 74-year-old actor played Meyer Wolfsheim in the 2013 film which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the inaccurate depiction of women in film, the 70th annual edition of the Cannes Film Festival this May was no exception to this.
The late filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's last work, "24 Frames," has been selected to appear as a special screening in the 70th Anniversary Events of the Cannes Film Festival, the organizers announced last week.
The interview was conducted after the Salesman world premiere in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
VETERAN British filmmaker Ken Loach has won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest film I, Daniel Blake, which was set in Newcastle.