Cannes Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes)

SINCE: 1946

WHERE: Cannes, France, Europe

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The international Festival de Cannes is one of the world's most widely publicized events and certainly the most important film festival in terms of worldwide impact. "In order to achieve this level of longevity, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films, with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level. And to this day, this profession of faith constitutes the first article of the Festival regulations.
" -Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate

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Carlo Verdone and Sabrina Ferilli in “LA GRANDE BELLAZZA” at Cannes Film Festival

Carlo Verdone and Sabrina Ferilli in “LA GRANDE BELLAZZA” at Cannes Film Festival

Carlo Verdone and Sabrina Ferilli, stars of “LA GRANDE BELLAZZA,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino, and the only Italian film in competition at the 2013 Festival de Cannes. The cast which also includes Sabrina Ferilli, Isabella Ferrari as well as Roberto Herlitzka, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi, Galatea Ranzi, Anna Della Rosa and Giusy Merli, Kravos, visited the lounge of Cannes Movie Star at 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Oscar winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci at 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Oscar winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci at 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Bernardo Bertolucci, the 9-time Oscar winning Italian director and screenwriter of “The Last Emperor”, whose movies include “Last Tango in Paris” (1972), “The Sheltering Sky” (1990), and “The Dreamers” (2003) in The Cannes Movie Stars Lounge at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival. During the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Mr. Bertolucci was awarded the “Palme d’Honneur” for his life’s work in film.

Only Lovers Left Alive Starring Tilda Swinton Among 5 Films Added to 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Only Lovers Left Alive Starring Tilda Swinton Among 5 Films Added to 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Only Lovers Left Alive

The Cannes Film Festival added 5 films to the lineup to complete the Official Selection for the upcoming 2013 festival. The 5 films are ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE by Jim Jarmusch (pictured above) was added to Competition; LE DERNIER DES INJUSTES by Claude Lanzmann was added to Out of Competition; and  MY SWEET PEPPERLAND by Hiner Saleem, TORE TANZT by Katrin Gebbe and WAKOLDA by Lucia Puenzo was added to Un Certain Regard.

Actress Nicole Kidman, Director Ang Lee Among 2013 Cannes Film Festival Jury

Actress Nicole Kidman, Director Ang Lee Among 2013 Cannes Film Festival Jury

Director, producer Steven Spielberg will preside this year over ‘jury of his peers’ at the 66th Festival de Cannes aka Cannes Film Festival. Vidya Balan (Indian actress), Naomi Kawase (Japanese director), Nicole Kidman (Australian actress/producer), Lynne Ramsay (British scriptwriter/director/producer), Daniel Auteuil (French actor/director), Ang Lee (Taiwanese director/producer/scriptwriter), Cristian Mungiu (Romanian scriptwriter/director/producer), and Christoph Waltz (Austrian Actor) will help decide the winning films in competition at the festival. The winning films and awards including the biggest award – the Palme d’Or, will be announced during the Closing Ceremony on May 26th, 2013. Images: clockwise from top […]

Cannes Selects The The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury for the 2013 Festival

Cannes Selects The The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury for the 2013 Festival

The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury were revealed for the 66th Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival), taking place May 15 – 26, 2013. The members of the jury include Jane CAMPION, President – Film director/New Zealand; Maji-da ABDI Actress, director, producer/Ethiopia; Nicoletta BRASCHI Actress, producer/Italy; Nandita DAS Actress, director/India; and Semih KAPLANOĞLU Director, writer, producer/Turkey.

Cannes Film Festival Reveals 2013 Official Selections, Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola to Open Un Certain Regard

Cannes Film Festival Reveals 2013 Official Selections, Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola to Open Un Certain Regard

The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola

The Official Selections were revealed for the 66th Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival), taking place May 15 – 26, 2013. The Festival also announced that Thomas Vinterberg, Danish director, scriptwriter and producer, will be this year’s President of the Jury for Un Certain Regard, Festival de Cannes Official Selection; and The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola, with Emma Watson in the title role, Taïssa Farmiga, Leslie Mann and Kirsten Dunst, will open Un Certain Regard on Thursday 16 May.

9 Short Films and 18 Student Films Selected for 2013 Cannes Film Festival

9 Short Films and 18 Student Films Selected for 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Nine films will compete in 2013 for the Short Film Palme d’or,  at the 66th Festival de Cannes. For the first time, a Palestinian film will take part in the Short Films Competition.  

In the Cinéfondation Selection, 18 films (14 fiction films and 4 animated films) were selected from 277 film schools from all around the world. The Cinéfondation Selection features films from film students from a diversity of film schools, with a third of the schools being selected for the first time and one country – Chile – which has never previously been selected.