The International Festival de Cannes is an event that cannot be overstated. One of the brightest and most influential film event of the year, that will take place from 17 to 28 May and will bring us many great premieres: from "Crimes of the Future" by David Cronenberg to "Armageddon Time" by James Gray!
The Cannes Film Festival was born on September 20, 1946 and since then the gaze of industry executives and cinephiles all over the world has rested on the small town in the south of France. But the story behind the Cannes Film Festival goes back much further: its roots date back to 1939 when the French Minister of Education initiated the film festival which opposed the Venice Film Festival. In the late 30s, the Venice Film Festival finally turned into a propaganda mouthpiece which only admitted films that satisfied a certain criteria, affected by the dictatorships.
The initial aim of the first Festival de Cannes was to create a space of freedom and liberty, where both masters and newcomers could share their talents. Looking ahead, it must be said that they succeeded!
Louis Lumière, a father of Cinématographe who with his brother gave birth to a big screen, was named Honorary President of the Jury. However, the Cannes Film Festival was interrupted by the devastating war. It was in 1946 when a full-scale event was staged. Cannes Casino became the home for the festival for a few years, but in 1949 the organizers moves the event to the stunning Palais des Festivals et Congrès - a specially opened venue. By 1983 the old palace was no longer able to hold the festival, so the city authorities decided to set up a new spacious building, where the festival takes place up until now.
Surprisingly, the famous Palme d'Or was not presented as the main prize until 1955. Instead, the Festival de Cannes offered an unlimited number of grand prizes.
It is not an exaggeration to say that today the Festival International de Cannes is one of the crucial events not only for movie makers but also for a cultural climate. It not only reflects the state of cinema as an art form, but also exposes social attitudes and worldviews. Cannes has brought us not only François Truffaut and Julia Ducournau, Martin Scorsese and Andrei Zvyagintsev, but many other great filmmakers.
This year we are delighted to announce that Filmustage is going to visit Marche du Film in Cannes. Our representative Dan Turner (LinkedIn profile) will be pleased to meet and introduce our groundbreaking AI powered software to you and show how industry leaders save time and optimize their pre-production processes thanks to smart technologies of the future.
Grab a coffee with Dan and he will share with you how AI-based script breakdown and scheduling from Filmustage can change your life. Let us know by email ([email protected]) if you are interested and we will help you to arrange a meeting in advance.
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