Cannes Film Festival | Starting in 1946 after a false start in 1939, the Cannes Film Festival is a major national and international event in the world of cinema. Every year for twelve days, Cannes Croisette brings many world stars, came to defend their films selected for the official competition and judged by a professional jury or presented out of competition.
The main screenings take place at the Palais des Festivals ET des Congres, located on the Boulevard de la Croisette. Every night, a red carpet is organized as onlookers and photographers flock to see the actors and actresses present.
In addition to the official selection, several sections have been created over the years: the fortnight, Cinéfondation, the Critics’ Week a certain look or the Cannes Film Market. Awarded for the first time in 1955 movie Marty Delbert Mann, the Palme d’Or succeeds Grand Prize awarded to the best film so far in Competition.
The Cannes Film Festival is known to have become a showcase of world cinema, showcasing productions from around the world, whether public or austere. In 2012, the Palme d’Or was awarded to Love, Michael Haneke.
The Festival is also the scandals in Cannes! This prestigious event, glamorous and demanding is known for his shots bursts: the film industry is no shortage of criticism and whistle feature films and directors defend their work with vigor, passion and anger at press conferences or in full in the Palais des Festivals.
In 2000, Gilles Jacob was elected President of the Festival by the Board of Directors and in July 2007, Thierry Fremaux is appointed Managing Director of the Festival. The 66th Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 to 26, 2013, the jury president is Steven Spielberg and emcee Audrey Tautou.