Cannes festival

Cannes Film Festival (International Film Festival from 1946 to 2002) is an international film festival held annually in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) for twelve days during the second half of May.

Main screenings take place at the Palais des Festivals located at the entrance to the Croisette promenade.

It was founded on 20 September 1946 after an idea by Philippe Erlanger submitted to Jean Zay, Minister of National Education and Fine Arts of the Popular Front and Albert Sarraut, Minister of the Interior.

The first edition, scheduled for 1 September 1939, was cancelled due to the outbreak of the Second World War.


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Cannes, located in the south of France, is one of the best well known cities of the French Riviera that hosts the annual Cannes Film Festival. The population is about 70,000 inhabitants. The city is also famous for its ...