The Cannes film festival offers the best of glamour, glitz, movies, stars, and fashion. One of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, Cannes Film Festival or Festival de Cannes brings celebrated film actors to a single venue.
Film stars unleash the best of their fashion sensibilities as they walk the famous red carpet, attend screenings, press conferences and workshops in Cannes. This year, the 12 day festival is celebrating its 68th anniversary.
What happens at the Cannes Film Festival?
Cannes Film Festival is more than just an award ceremony or a glamour extravaganza. The main attraction of the festival is the Official Selection wherein 20 movies compete for the prestigious Palm d’Or.
The festival goes beyond cultural or geographical boundaries. The 20 films are from different parts of the world and in different languages. Special screenings are conducted for these movies. Short films are also screened at the Cannes Film Festival as part of an event called Short Film Corner.
Cannes film festival includes non-competitive programs that are dedicated to exploring the classic heritage of films, the diversity of films, film music and the unique culture of movies.
Famous filmmakers are celebrated as part of a special event. Old restored prints are played. Documentaries on filmmaking are shown to nurture the art. Works of the past are displayed to give visitors a true sense of the rich film history.
In short, Cannes is a treasure trove for movie lovers. So, if you want to experience the best of movie culture, and you’re invited, head over to Cannes between 13th May and 24th May this year. But if you can’t make it to France, you can watch the festival on YouTube.
The prestigious Jury is one of the highlights of the Cannes Film Festival. This year, for the first time, two major celebrities will chair the Jury – American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen. The brothers said it was a “special honor” to have been chosen to preside over the festival.
The Cannes Film Festival celebrates cinematographic art. It is a celebration of new writing and modern genres blending with the old traditions to create something innovative and everlasting. It defines the art of cinema. This year, be there to catch all the action.