Off to Cannes on Friday!
Sharing with you part of the history, the sections and the Official Selections, jury members and screening times for 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) held from 14 to 25 May 2019.
The main event of the festival
In Competition – The films competing for the Palme d’Or. They are projected in the Théâtre Lumière.
Un Certain Regard – Films selected from cultures near and far; original and different works. They are projected at the Salle Debussy.
Out of Competition – These films are also projected in the Théâtre Lumière but do not compete for the main prize.
Special Screenings – The selection committee chooses for these films an environment specially adapted to their particular identity.
Cinéfondation – About fifteen shorts and medium-length motion pictures from film schools over the world are presented at the Salle Buñuel.
Short Films – The shorts competing for the Short Film Palme d’Or are presented at Buñuel and Debussy theatres. There are approximately 10 films in this competition.
Cannes Classics – It celebrates the heritage of film, aiming to highlight works of the past, presented with brand new or restored prints.
Cinéma de la Plage – Screening of Cannes Classics and Out of Competition films for the mass public on Macé beach, preceded by a programme dedicated to film music.
These are alternative programmes dedicated to discovering other aspects of cinema.
International Critics’ Week – Since 1962, it has focused on discovering new talents and showcasing first and second feature films by directors from all over the world.
Directors’ Fortnight – Since 1969, it has cast its lot with the avant-garde, even as it created a breeding ground where the Cannes Festival would regularly find its prestigious auteurs.
ACID (Association for Independent Cinema and its Distribution)
Tous les Cinémas du Monde – It showcases the vitality and diversity of cinema across the world. Each day, one country is invited to present a range of features and shorts in celebration of its unique culture, identity and recent film works.
Marché du Film – The busiest film market in the world.
Masterclasses – Given in public by world-renowned filmmakers.
Tributes – Honors internationally renowned artists with the presentation of the Festival Trophee following the screening of one of their films.
Producers Network – An opportunity to make international co-productions.