In 1946 it was the first postwar film festival in Cannes

In 1946 it was the first postwar film festival in Cannes

Cannes Film Festival (in French: Festival de Cannes, until 2002 Festival international du film, International Film Festival) is one of the most prestigious film forums in the world. It takes place in the city of Cannes, southern France.

In 1939, the French felt hurt during the Venice International Film Festival and decided to make their own Cannes film festival. It was first held on September 1, 1939 and opened on September 1, 1939 with the movie "The Notre Dame Hunchback." The initiator of the festival was the then Minister of Education of France, the politician and lawyer Jean Ze. The date, however, turns out not so much for the festival but for all of humanity - Nazi Germany invaded Poland and World War II broke out.

The revival of the festival was in 1946, when it was held from September 20 to October 5. It is then organized annually in May with few exceptions. The festival is visited by many movie stars and is a popular way for movie producers to show off their new films and sell their work to distributors who come from all over the world. The festival is held in the purpose-built Festival and Congress Palace on the Mediterranean coast.

The most prestigious award given in Cannes is "Golden Palm" for best film. The jury of the festival, made up of an international selection of filmmakers, also gives out other awards such as the Grand Prize (the second most prestigious).

The Festival and Congress Palace (in French: Palais des Festivals et des Congrès) is the conference center in Cannes. Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, at the western end of the Croiset Boulevard, it hosts the annual Cannes Festival, one of the most important events in world cinema. The building was built in 1982 on the site of the then municipal casino, since the original festival building is not suitable for large conferences. The modernist-style project is of Hubert Bennett and Francois Drew, and in 1999 the building was expanded with an additional 10,000 square meters of built-up area. The palace has 35 thousand square meters of exhibition halls and 18 projection halls, the largest of which has a capacity of 2300 people.

Cannes is a famous resort on the French Riviera. Its population is around 73,000 people, but more than a million take place during the annual film festival. Other interesting events are held in the city such as the festival of games - bridge, whitewash, backgammon, chess and others, spring carnival with masks, international exhibition of luxury vacations - offers of travel agencies for trips to exotic destinations are presented.

The main attractions in Cannes are the museums. Most interesting among them are the Museum of Art, the Maritime Museum and the Museum of Photography. However, the biggest attraction of Cannes is the port. Some of the most luxurious yachts in the world are parked there, and during the movie festival the brilliance is even more dazzling. The beaches are not wide and golden, the sand is not fine, but rather rocky. All this is offset by the beautiful views and luxury bars, hotels and villas located along the coast.

The coastal street is called La Croisette and is the most famous and luxurious street in the city. This is where all the celebrities - actors and directors - stroll because it is where the festival palace is located, where since 1939 the film event of the year has been held. In front of the palace there is also an alley of glory with imprints of high-credit stars in cinema.

Cannes is extremely famous for its annual film festival. And although the film festival only lasts for two weeks, the film aura of the city does not leave it throughout the rest of the year. This is where the biggest names of the world's movie theater come to measure the power of the festival screen.

Cannes is where new talents come from, where one can see films from all over the world or just watch another masterpiece by one of the established artists. The festival is visited by many movie stars.

Since the end of World War II, the festival is rapidly picking up speed and in the 1960s it is now one of the most glamorous film festivals with a huge number of quality films and glamorous superstars. The city even has an alley of fame in front of the Festival Hall, where many cinema-related people have left their marks and prints on their hands. This is where the Film Art Prize is called "The Golden Palm." The coastal boulevard of the festival city - La Croazette is world famous. The Cannes Music Festival takes place in Cannes in January and the mimosa holiday in February.

Cannes (in French: Cannes; in Provencal: Canas) is a city in southern France, a suburb of Nice. It is located on the western edge of the French Riviera. The NRJ Music Awards is where the famous artists arrive.

Events in Cannes