Cannes Film Festival, also known as Cannes Festival, is the main rendez-vous for the cinema industry since it was founded in 1946, and has become the most prestigious event in the world.
Held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France, it rewards new movies from all around the world every year, based on the following categories :
- Golden Palm
- Grand Prize of the Festival
- Jury Prize
- Best Short Film
- Best Actress
- Best Actor
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
In addition to being a great showcase for independent movies and rising actors, Cannes Festival is also the place to be for movie stars and other celebrities, given its massive media exposure.
In between screenings, meetings and awards ceremonies, Cannes Festival’s famous “montée des marches” is an event watched by millions of viewers across the planet, where celebrities get to appear in fashionable and luxurious dresses and suits, and wearing the finest pieces of jewellery.
As a matter of fact, Cannes Festival dress code appears to be very strict : fancy dresses for women and bow ties for men. Though, this rule contributes to the prestigiousness of the event, and is what makes the festival so special and unique.
Among the Cannes Festival partners, we can mention the great Chopard, Kering or L’Oréal.
But why is Cannes Festival so prestigious afterall ? Mainly because of its long history and because it launched the career of multiple great actors and scenarists, such as Quentin Tarentino or Steven Soderbergh.
72 years it’s been existing, but Cannes Festival is not disappearing anytime soon, and will remain the great annual event every movie lover awaits impatiently.