What Is Cannes Film Festival?
Every year what every Indians (especially us bloggers) wait eagerly for is how the Indian actresses are going to represent their country in the Cannes Film Festival. It is the part of the festival that draws the most media attention. They become talk of the town and are scrutinized to death. In any case, female celebrities have long been the subject of public fascination.Rare is the celebrity who would dare venture down a red carpet without having consulted a professional stylist. But amid all the glitz and glamour, many people will be wondering why the Cannes Film festival is all such a big deal.
Festival De Cannes?? Excuse Me?
In the world of film, the Festival De Cannes is known to many of us as the Cannes Film Festival and is the largest international showcase of cinematic art. In the world of the yet-to-be-discovered filmmaker, the Cannes Film Festival is a godsend.
According to Cannes official site, â€œCannes Film festival is 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.â€ “The Festival de Cannes is a celebration of cinematographic art. We exist to showcase the new writing, new genres and new visual innovations of our time. Every year in May, Cannes gives a sort of snapshot – both ephemeral and lasting, when one adds up the years – of what constitutes the art of cinema.”-says Thierry FrÃ©maux, the director of the Institut LumiÃ¨re and of the Cannes Film Festival.
Basically, Cannes film festival previews new films and documentaries from a range of genres across the world and is renowned as one of the most prestigious film festivals.
Where is Cannes?
Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera in the South of France. It is a luxurious place known for attracting the rich and famous. The festival itself takes place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.
When did Cannes Film festival begin?
The Cannes Film Festival has its origins in 1932 when Jean Zay, the French Minister of National Education, on the proposal of Philippe Erlanger and with the support of the British and Americans, set up an international cinematographic festival. The festival was founded as the Festival du Film de Cannes in 1947, with sixteen countries presenting films.
When is the festival held?
The film festival is an annual event and takes place from around the mid of May every year. You can only attend if you are invited.
For how long does the festival takes place?
Every year, for 12 days in May, the small city of Cannes in southern France turns into a meeting place for cinema’s people.
How it works-
As I said earlier, in the world of the yet-to-be-discovered filmmaker, the Cannes Film Festival is a godsend. Anyone can submit a film and then every submission is viewed by the special juries and representatives of the international movie industry.Thousands of films are submitted to the Cannes Film Festival every year, and the selection committee watches every one of them. In the end, only about 50 feature films and 30 short films are included in the Official Selection.
According to the official site:-
â€œFeature Films â€“ An international jury composed of a President and various film or art personalities, who determine the prizes for the feature films in Competition.
CinÃ©fondation and Short Films â€“ Composed of a President and four film personalities. It awards the Short Film Palme d’Or as well as the three best films of the CinÃ©fondation.
Un Certain Regard â€“ Composed of a President, journalists, students in cinema, and industry professionals. It awards the Un Certain Regard Prize for best film and can, moreover, honour two other films.
CamÃ©ra d’Or â€“ Composed of a President, as well as film directors, technicians, and French and international critics. They award the best film in any category.â€
What is Palme d’Or?
The Palme d’Or (English: Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the organizing committee.
So thatâ€™s pretty much about the Cannes Film festival.
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