Lyon, Montpellier, Toulouse, Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville
The 65th edition of this international film festival will be presided by the Italian director, film producer, screenwriter and actor, Nanni Moretti. Since the first film festival presented in September 1946, an annual recognition of the best film productions has been held in the coastal city of Cannes, France. Over the years, the festival has greatly expanded to become one of the most dynamic award giving ceremonies with huge media coverage.
In it´s origins, Jean Zay, the French education and fine arts Minister, was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival. Since then, Cannes has strived to support: “a passion for cinema, the discovery of new talent, and the bringing together of professionals and journalists from around the world with the aim of contributing to the creation and distribution of films”.
Last year, Robert De Niro presided the invitation-only festival in which “The Tree of Life” was attributed the Palm d´Or and Jean Dujardin was awarded best actor for the French film “The Artist”.
Here are some examples of the different categories existing at the Cannes film festival:
Film festival highlights
The Cannes film festival swaps the red carpet for the red stairs in welcoming hundreds of artists and journalists to support film production and young film course students. It is an enriching; inspiring experience for all passionate film course students and Studio M will be amongst those particularly attentive to what is to come in the following months.