Cannes Film Festival
Palme d'Or Award © Karel Leermans
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most renowned film festivals in the world. Each year a selection of the finest filmmakers from the international scene judge entries from across the globe. Hollywood often chooses to screen blockbuster films on opening night and the small town on the Cote d'Azur hosts the biggest celebrities and their famous after-parties. The prestigious festival is attended by industry professionals and the media in droves; however, the public are able to view films in the competition on large open-air screens. Although it is incredibly exciting to be in Cannes during the festival visitors should be aware that the glamorous little town becomes absolutely packed with people during this period; those coming in the hope of spotting celebrities and to enjoy the stylish chaos will not be disappointed, but those journeying to Cannes to enjoy the beaches and the other attractions of the region should avoid the festival, which makes everything a bit crowded. Check the official website listed below to find out what the festival offers each year.
Date: 11 - 22 May 2016