The Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival

Also known as the Festival de Cannes, the annual film festival is a celebration of cinematic works of art, highlighting select movies from France and other countries since 1946.

The festival has made Cannes an international luxury destination attracting top celebs from all over the world and is extensively covered by the media.

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  1. The two-kilometer long red carpet is changed thrice a day.
  2. People fund the festival's budget, which is roughly 20 million Euros.
  3. Movies from six new languages were added in 2010 to broaden the international appeal.
  4. The first Cannes film festival was proposed in 1939, but was cancelled due to World War II.
  5. Critics Emile Vuillermoz, Rene Jeanne along with writer Philippe Erlanger cooked up the idea of the Cannes Festival.

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The Cannes Film Festival

The goal of the Cannes Film Festival is to promote and draw public attention to the works of French and international filmmakers. Since the first festival in 1946, Cannes, the small French seaside town, has become an international luxury destination and attracts the top film stars from across the globe.


The Cannes Festival has been a setting in about 12 films, including Mr Bean in the second series of his adventures.


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Movie Festivals Before Today

Until the end of 2019, when everything was relatively fine globally, film festivals were a sought after event.

New blockbusters like Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, the multiple Oscar winner Parasite, and the $1 billion grosser Joker, were all screened at the Cannes And Venice Film Festivals that year.

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