Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most important film festivals globally. It is held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, a grande halle in Cannes, France, on the French Riviera. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
The Cannes Film Festival was founded by Jean Zay, French Minister of National Education. The first festival ran from September 20-24, 1939, and included an official selection of films from directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles. It was not until 1946 that the festival began to focus on international cinema as opposed to French cinema alone.
In 1955, the first non-French film was selected for competition at Cannes: Federico Fellini’s La Strada (1954). Starting in 1978, it has become customary for a jury made up of five or six people who determine which films will compete for prizes (the Grand Prix du Jury), which are decided by a vote of all jury members.
The 75th Cannes Film Festival will take place from 17 to 28 May 2022. The organizers will introduce a new film category for innovative non-narrative films, such as those that combine painting, animation, and real footage.
This festival takes place annually in France and is one of the most prestigious events in cinema. The Cannes Film Festival has become one of the world's most critical public occasions for the international film industry. Each year, thousands of moviegoers travel to Cannes to see new films and meet with celebrities at parties and events held throughout town during the festival period.
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