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Festival de Cannes
In May of each year, the Festival de Cannes takes over the city and newspapers worldwide.
Next Festival de Cannes : 8 - 19 may 2018.
Professionals from the cinema industry, international stars and up-and-coming actors rub shoulders with the crowd looking for surprising pictures and encounters. Enjoy!
The Festival de Cannes has been celebrating cinema for 70 years. Over the years, the Association Française du Festival International du Film has been able to change whilst keeping the essence of the Festival: a passion for cinema, the discovery of new talent and the enthusiasm of festival goers and professionals from the whole world who come to contribute to the making and distribution of films.
Before 1939 Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, wanted to start a cultural event in France to rival the Venice International Film Festival. More than a year after the end of the war in 1946, the first edition of the International Film Festival in Cannes finally took place.
The Festival de Cannes is not open to the public, but under Cannes Cinéphiles, organised by the Cannes Cinéma association, in partnership with the city, the 4,000 residents of Cannes who belong to the association are authorised to attend many screenings at the Festival.