15 Facts About the International Cannes Film Festival

 Kevin Brown

What is International Cannes Film festival? Well, during the event there is glamour, beautiful people, subtle dresses and yacht party in the Mediterranean. An event where many celebrities promote their film. There is no order film festival of its size to celebrate. Every year 12 days in the month of May, turns into a meeting place for celebrities. The whole event is a pack of journalists and celebrities in screenings and interview. If in case you do not belong to any category then there is no existence for you in the event but you can gawk at the stars.

1. Palme d’Or

The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the festival’s organizing committee. It is of 18-carat gold, awarded to the best film. The price of Golden Palm branch is 20.000 Euros. Cannes is a great revealer of talent and the Palm d’Or never goes wrong. It always ends up in the arms of a director who will mark the history of cinema.

2. Grand Prix

The second most prestigious award given in the Cannes festival is Grand Prix which is given by the jury of the Festival De Cannes to one of the competing features of the film.

3. Red Carpet

The red carpet is about 2 Kilometers long. It is changed 3 times a day and approximately, 40 times during the course of the festival. It is used by VIPs and celebrities.

4. Population

The regular population of Cannes is about 73.700 inhabitants, but it swells to over 200.000 people during the festival.

5. The growth of City Cannes

The hotels of Cannes make 15% of its annual turnover in just 12 days during the Cannes Film festival. This certainly is one of the more interesting facts about the Cannes Film Festival.

6. The number of people visiting.

Every year 200,000 actors, directors, producers, agents and fans come to Cannes for the film festival. That’s an interesting fact, to say the least.

7. Food provided

Rs 2440 (35 Euros) is the approximate cost of the main course dish served in the hotels. The best dish near the festival is Socca; it is the traditional peasant sack and is eaten right out of the oven.

8. Impact of World War II

The first festival was delayed for 7 years due to World War II. The outbreak of World War II forced the cancellation of inaugural Cannes after screening just one film.

9. Host

The host of the Cannes Film Festival is nominated by France’s Canal+ alongside the festival director Thierry Fremaux and event director, Pierre Lescure.

10. Accreditation

This festival is covered by more than 4000 journalists and over 2000 media outlets from around 90 countries.

11. Photocalls

It usually precedes the press conferences, allows accredited press photographers, who are also in possession of a special authorization provided by the Audiovisual Press Department, to take pictures of the filmmakers and actors of the films in Official Selection.

12. Press Conferences

The press conferences for the films in the Official Selection are exclusively reserved for accredited for journalist according to their accreditation card category and the availability of seats. All the press conferences are broadcast in French and English on the TV Festival de Cannes.

13. The dominance of celebrity performance

All invited celebrities have already expressed Universal Corporation and desirable levels of friendship to grace the honorary occasion. The primary objective of the team is to maintain high quality when it comes to the art of motion pictures in films.

14. The first attack in Cannes in 1975.

During the festival terrorist attack in its history. On the eve of the terrorists detonated a small bomb, slightly damaging the festival place.

15. The first attempt was unsuccessful

They managed to show only one film which was,” The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and the rest other 16 films announced in the program were informed that the screen is not reached.

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