Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Cannes Film Festival 2016

cannes film festival

The Festival de Cannes or ‘Cannes Film Festival’ is a highlight of the French Riviera calendar and major event attended by some of the World’s most famous and influential faces. This prestigious annual film festival is hosted each May at the Palais des Festivals on the sunny Croisette next to the Vieux Port.

The International Film Festival was first created by the Minister for Education and Fine Arts, Jean Zay, who wanted to establish an international culture event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival. The first ever festival was held on 20th September 1946 after the war ended. Now, after rapidly gaining an international reputation, this year marks the 69th Cannes Film Festival which starts on 11 May and runs until 22 May 2016.
With luxury villas in Cannes and hotels in walking distance to the Palais being booked up well in advance and fashion designers creating couture pieces for the celebrities on the red carpet; every luxury brand from bespoke diamonds to luxe sports cars and superyachts, want to be a part of this prestigious event. 
This is the place to be seen and remembered!

Cannes Film Festival 2016

The Cannes Festival is opening with Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society’ which stars big names Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Steve Carrell and Parker Posey – This is the third time the director has fired up the film festival.

The president of this year’s jury is Australian producer, screenwriter and director of ‘Mad Max’; George Miller. Other members of the 2016 film jury include Vanessa Paraid, Kirsten Dunst, Mads Mikkelsen and Donald Sutherland. They have the incredible task of choosing the award winners of the 21 films competiting, including the Winner of the acclaimed Palme d’Or. 

The Palme d’Or is the highest accolade at the Cannes Film Festival, awarded to the best film in the official selection.  Since 1998, the trophy has been crafted annually at the Chopard workshops in Meyrin near Geneva, it takes 7 craftsmen around 40 hours for the process including injecting fair mined certified gold into the mould and mounting it to the rock crystal pedestal.

We will be keeping you up to date with the latest Cannes Film Festival news, fashion and awards on our Facebook and Twitter so stay tuned!

View the 2106 screening guide here: http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/article/61347.html

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