Festival de Cannes or Cannes Film Festival (English), known as International Film Festival till 2002, is an annual film festival that takes place in Cannes. Here, guests can watch previews of the latest movies from all the genres as well as documentaries from all around the world.
Last year, the festival was held between the 8th and the 19th of May, with the Australian actor Cate Blanchett as jury president and Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, bagged the Palme d’Or.
What to expect at Cannes Film Festival 2019?
- Two giant screens in the town will show the highlights of the festival.
- Fireworks and an entertaining round of petanque with celebs in Les Allees.
- Screening of the opening film along with other special screenings.
- On the red carpet, visitors will not be allowed to click selfies with the celebrities.
- A dedicated competition for short films, with Bertrand Bonello as jury president.
Cannes Film Festival was found in – 1946
Accreditation – Entries are open for professional filmmakers
What are the dates for Cannes Film Festival 2019?
Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to take place from the 14th of May to the 25th of May, 2019.
About the tickets for Cannes Film Festival
Tickets for the Cannes Film Festival 2019 can be purchased at the tourism office situated at the venue of the event i.e. Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, or by calling up at the ticketing office or you can even book online. You can also purchase gift cards for your loved ones, tickets can be claimed for the same. For buying the tickets, you will need to show a valid proof of ID such as a passport.
Possessing a ticket entitles you to walk the red carpet and attend the screenings.
Opening hours of the ticketing office – Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) from 10 AM to 6 PM and 1 hour before each performance
Venue – Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes, France
Address – 1 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
Theatre seating capacity – 2,300
The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is a modern convention center in Cannes, it translates to Palace of Festivals and Conferences. Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and over 50 other trade events are also held every year at this venue, making Cannes as one of the most sought-after business destinations in France. The location of this venue is flawless as it’s next to the sea, in the heart of the city. You can easily find a comfortable hotel near the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
About Cannes, France
Popular due to the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes is a holiday destination on the French Riviera, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Earlier, Cannes was a humble fishing village. By air, Cannes can be reached via Cote d’Azur International Airport (Nice), 28 km away from the town.
If you are renting a car in Cannes or driving your own car to the town then make sure that your accommodation has a free parking as parking a car can be very costly and demanding during this event. Try to book the accommodation in advance as this big event attracts a huge amount of crowd, choose a hotel not too far away from the venue, to save money, you can book a hotel on the outskirts of the city.
Cannes is also popular for casinos and yachts so apart from the film festival, you can have a relaxing yet thrilling yacht ride or more in Cannes! Even if you do not have tickets, you can spot celebrities all over the town during this set of events.
Who’s the jury president for the main competition at Cannes Festival?
Many times Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu will be judging the most important round of this festival. The jury of the Cannes Festival comprises of 9 well-known personalities from the world of cinema and culture.
Palme d’Or (the golden palm)
The Palme d’Or is the most important award at Cannes Film Festival which was first presented in the year 1955. We can say that this is the award every filmmaker dreams of. If translated to English, Palme d’Or means the “golden palm”, the logo of the festival. Rent a car in Cannes to manage your transportation needs while attending the film festival.