Cannes Film Festival


July 1, 2022

The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes) was founded in 1946 and is one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals next to the festivals in Venice and Berlin. The festival is held annually in Cannes on the French Riviera, usually in May.



The Cannes Film Festival is divided into several parts: official selection - the main event of the festival. The main competition - twenty films are fighting for the Golden Palm award. They are screened at the Théâtre Lumière. Un certain regard - twenty films selected from different countries, original and different works. They are screened in Salle Debussy. Out of competition - these films are also screened at the Théâtre Lumière, but do not compete for the main prize Special screening - the jury will choose films that fit exactly their taste. Cinéfondation - Around fifty short and medium-length films from film schools around the world are screened at Salle Buñuel. Short films - a competition for the Golden Palm for the best short film, which is screened in the Buñuel and Debussy theaters.

Festival awards

The most prestigious film prize in Cannes is the Palme d'Or for Best Film. The Palme d'Or was first awarded in 1955, and from 1939 to 1954 the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film was the main prize. ) as well as later in the years 1964 to 1974.

Golden Palm (Palme d'Or)

Jury Prize (Prix du Jury)

The jury prize is awarded by the official jury of the Cannes Film Festival, who select a film from the main section of the festival.

Grand Prix

Prix d'interprétation féminine Best Actress

Prize for the best actor (Prix d'interprétation masculine)

Best Director Award (Prix de la mise en scène)



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External links

Pictures, sounds or videos about Cannes Film Festival on Wikimedia Commons Gallery Cannes Film Festival at Wikimedia Commons Festival blog Festival in IMDB database Archived April 11, 2010 on Wayback Machine