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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Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2013 Poster Featuring Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman

Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2013 Poster Featuring Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman

For its 66th edition poster, the Festival de Cannes has chosen the image of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, photographed during the shooting of  A New Kind of Love, by Melville Shavelson (1963).  The Festival describes its choice as a chance both to pay tribute to the memory of Paul Newman, who passed away in 2008, and to mark its undying admiration for Joanne Woodward, his wife and most favoured co-star. They were honoured at […]

Director Steven Spielberg is Jury President of 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Director Steven Spielberg is Jury President of 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Director and producer Steven Spielberg will head up the jury of the 66th Cannes Film Festival taking place May 15-26, 2013. “The memory of my first Cannes Film Festival, nearly 31 years ago with the debut of E.T., is still one of the most vibrant memories of my career, Spielberg goes on. For over six decades, Cannes has served as a platform for extraordinary films to be discovered and introduced to the world for the first […]

Claude Miller’s Thérèse Desqueyroux to Close 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Claude Miller’s Thérèse Desqueyroux to Close 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Thérèse Desqueyroux directed by Claude Miller who died earlier this month, and starring Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche and Anaïs Demoustier, will close the 65th Cannes Film Festival on 27 May. Claude Miller’s final film is described by the festival as an adaptation of François Mauriac’s novel “Thérèse Desqueyroux”. On the 4th of April of this year, Miller passed away, and this film is the final piece in his immense body of work, to which the […]

Cannes Film Festival Reveals 2012 Cinéfondation and Short Films

Cannes Film Festival Reveals 2012 Cinéfondation and Short Films

The Official Selection for short films to screen at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival was unveiled yesterday. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided over by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, will reward the best films from the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection. Ten films have been selected from among the 4,500 films that were submitted to the selection committee to compete for the 2012 Short Film Palme d’or . For the first time, both a […]

Tim Roth to be president of the Un Certain Regard Jury at 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Tim Roth to be president of the Un Certain Regard Jury at 2012 Cannes Film Festival

English actor and director Tim Roth will be the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury, part of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection. He is an English actor who began his career in television before moving on to cinema with The Hit directed by Stephen Frears, Tim Roth made his first appearances at Cannes with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (Palme d’or, 1994)  which earned him international renown. In 1995, […]

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE to Preside Over Jury for Cinéfondation and short films at 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE to Preside Over Jury for Cinéfondation and short films at 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Belgian director, scriptwriter and producer Jean-Pierre DARDENNE who along with his brother Luc won Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for The Kid with a Bike in 2011, after winning two Palmes d’Or, first in 1999 for Rosetta and then in 2005 for The Child, and the prize for best screenplay in 2008 for Lorna’s Silence, will preside over the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films at this year’s festival. The jury […]

Wes Anderson’s New Film MOONRISE KINGDOM to open 65th Festival de Cannes

Wes Anderson’s New Film MOONRISE KINGDOM to open 65th Festival de Cannes

Wes Anderon’s new film, MOONRISE KINGDOM, will open the 65th Festival de Cannes on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman as well as Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman playing the pre-adolescents, MOONRISE KINGDOM recounts a tormented and surprising story of children and adults during the stormy days of the summer of 1965. Gilles Jacob, President of the Festival, is glad to proclaim: “With […]

Marilyn Monroe chosen as Face of 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Marilyn Monroe chosen as Face of 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Fifty years after her death, and on its 65th anniversary, the Festival de Cannes has selected Marilyn Monroe as the icon of the 2012 Festival. The Festival poster captures Marilyn by surprise in an intimate moment where myth meets reality – a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the Festival anniversary. She enchants us with this promising gesture: a seductively blown kiss. The Festival is a temple of glamour and […]

Italian actor and director Nanni Moretti to be President of the Jury of the 65th Festival de Cannes

Italian actor and director Nanni Moretti to be President of the Jury of the 65th Festival de Cannes

Nanni Moretti will be President of the Jury of the 65th Festival de Cannes to be held from May 16 to 27, 2012. Accepting the invitation, the Italian actor and director said: “This is a real joy, an honour and a tremendous responsibility to preside over the jury of the most prestigious festival of cinematography in the world, a festival that is held in a country where film has always been treated with interest and […]

Gilles Jacob Wins A New Term As President of Cannes Film Festival

Gilles Jacob Wins A New Term As President of Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival board of administrators has extended the terms of Gilles Jacob, the 81-year-old president of the Cannes film festival, along with its 50-year-old director Thierry Fremaux. Although there were reportedly several big-name positions positioning for the job including French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand, Jacob told AFP, that the festival’s board of administrators voted to extend his mandate as President until 2014 along with that of Fremaux. The Cannes Film Festival is run […]

Cannes Film Festival 2011 Winners; Malick’s “Tree of Life” garners Palme D’Or

Cannes Film Festival 2011 Winners; Malick’s “Tree of Life” garners Palme D’Or

The mysteriously enigmatic U.S. director Terrence Malick took the Cannes film festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or, Sunday evening,  for his film The Tree of Life-  about a family of sons dominated by a tyrannical father in Texas, and the origins and mysteries of life. The film stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and luminous newcomer Jessica Chastain. Shy as ever, Malick had one of the film’s co-producers, Bill Pohlad accept the award on his behalf. […]