The Festival de Cannes has celebrated the cinema for more than 60 years.
Over the years, the French Association of the International Film Festival has been able to evolve whilst retaining the essential: the passion for motion pictures, discovery of new talents, and enthusiasm of festival-goers and professionals from around the world, all contributing to the birth and distribution of films.
The Festival de Cannes has always been the reflection of its era: a centre for all cultures and hopes, a spring of effervescence and, above all, transmission.
Defining ambitious and different projects, giving the possibility to budding filmmakers to emerge. A showcase of talents with respect of all tastes.
The Official Selection
At the heart of the Festival: that which is long awaited and celebrated in the different selections: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, films Out of Competition, Special Screenings, and Cinéfondation's competition of shorts and film school productions. Together, they represent an anthology of singular works, original cinematic approaches, discoveries and confirmation of talents, highlighted and awarded by the juries.
The Caméra d'Or Prize is awarded to the best first film presented in the Official Selection (Competition and Un Certain Regard), Directors' Fortnight or International Critics' Week.
The Cinéfondation, in addition to the selection, supports the new generation of international cinema through its Residence and Atelier.
The Short Film Corner, created in 2004, is dedicated to promoting short films.
For all film buffs
The Festival de Cannes offers programmes and events which enable one to discover the cinema differently: Cannes Classics, Cinema Masterclass, tributes, Cinéma de la Plage, outdoors and open to all…
Services for professionals
The Film Market contributes to the dynamism of the world's cinema industry. It offers services which allow professionals to meet and exchange ideas: the International Village, Producers' Network and cinando.com.
The Village international is the place where all motion picture-producing countries have the chance to showcase the richness of their cinematography within a pavilion.