CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Posted on: Friday, October 16, 2020

The 74th edition of the next Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 11 to 22, 2021.

Every second half of May, the Cannes Film Festival makes the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes resonate throughout the world. Glamorous, magical and legendary, it is the most important film festival in the world and the most beautiful cultural event. 30,000 professionals and enthusiasts, nearly 5,000 journalists, dozens of stars and an entire city dedicated to the 7th Art. The role of the Cannes Film Festival in the development of world cinema is decisive, in the history of Cannes as well as in that of the Palais des Festivals.

Since 1946, the major international film festival has taken place in mid-May at the seaside resort of Cannes on the French Riviera. The film festivals take place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, directly at the marina under the old town. Particularly noteworthy is the gathering of movie celebrities on the red carpet at the moment. Several thousand accredited journalists report on the event.

During these 12 days, the population of Cannes, the center of the cinematographic world, often tripled. A variety of films are presented, of which the opening film and closing film are particularly noteworthy. A jury of professionals from the film industry, convened each year, honors the winners. The most important prize is the gold palm.

A remarkable detail of the recent past of the film festival is undoubtedly the scandal at the official press conference of Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier in 2011 or the theft of a diamond jewel worth more than 100 million d 'euros from the Carlton hotel during the 66th film festival in 2013.