Cannes Film Festival

In 2003 Cannes Festival is called as International Film Festival and was known in English as the Cannes Film Festival. It is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world.

Cannes Film Festival was founded in 1946 and was formally accredited by the FIAPF in 1951.

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At the Cannes film festival, short films feature in the Competition and at the end of which the Short Films Jury awards a Palme D’or are given. A professional area is dedicated to meeting people, exchanging ideas, and promoting films. Cannes film festival is important to draw attention in raising the profile of films and the main aim is the contribution towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.

History of Cannes Film Festival

This Festival has originated in 1938 when Jean Zay who was the French Minister of National Education, on the proposal of a high-ranking official and historian Philippe Erlanger and film journalist Robert Favre Le Bret decided to set up an international cinematographic festival. They found the support of the Americans and the British.

Cannes Film Festival Wallpaper and Images
Cannes Film Festival Wallpaper and Images

On March 20, 2020, organizers announced the postponement of this film Festival 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the festival was later canceled.

Cannes Film Festival Awards

The most prestigious award given at Cannes is the Palme d’Or for the best film.

Cannes Film Festival Wallpaper and Images
Cannes Film Festival Wallpaper and Images


  • Palme d’Or – Golden Palm
  • Palme d’Or du court métrage – Best Short Film
  • Grand Prix – Grand Prize of the Festival
  • Prix du Jury – Jury Prize
  • Prix de la mise en scène – Best Director
  • Prix d’interprétation masculine – Best Actor
  • Prix d’interprétation féminine – Best Actress
  • Prix du scénario – Best Screenplay

Other Sections 

  • Prix Un Certain Regard – Young talent, innovative and audacious works
  • Cinéfondation prizes – Student films
  • Caméra d’Or – It rewards the best first film of the Festival, choosing among the debutants’ works among the Official Selection, the Directors’ Fortnight, and the International Critics’ Week selections.

Cannes film festival controversy

  • In 2015 numerous females attendees of a red carpet premiere were stopped from entering for wearing flat-soled shoes instead of high heels. The incident caused numerous female celebrities to wear flat-soled shoes or no shoes at all, resulting in sexual controversies and the #MeToo movement that arose out of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, in 2018.
  • In 2015 General Delegate Thierry Frémaux has banned selfies on the red carpet of the festival.
  • 70th-anniversary events in 2017, the issue of changing the rules on theatrical screening caused controversy. In 2018, the enforcement of theatrical screening in France resulted in Netflix withdrawing its films from the festival.

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