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Festival de Cannes

8 - 19 May 2018


The Festival de Cannes is not open to the public, but under Cannes Cinéphiles, organised by the Cannes Cinéma association, in partnership with the city, the 4,000 residents of Cannes who belong to the association are authorised to attend many screenings at the Festival.

Festival de Cannes


Before 1939 Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, wanted to start a cultural event in France to rival the Venice International Film Festival. More than a year after the end of the war in 1946, the first edition of the International Film Festival in Cannes finally took place.

Festival de Cannes


In May of each year, the Festival de Cannes takes over the city and newspapers worldwide.

Professionals from the cinema industry, international stars and up-and-coming actors rub shoulders with the crowd looking for surprising pictures and encounters. Enjoy!

71st edition 8 - 19 may 2018

The Festival de Cannes has been celebrating cinema for more than 70 years. Over the years, the Association Française du Festival International du Film has been able to change whilst keeping the essence of the Festival: a passion for cinema, the discovery of new talent and the enthusiasm of festival goers and professionals from the whole world who come to contribute to the making and distribution of films.



Cate Blanchett, Jury President of the Festival de Cannes 2018

Australian actor Cate Blanchett is to be President of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes, the 71st edition of which will be taking place in May 2018.

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