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Cannes Film Festival: 12 - 23 of May, 2010

Cannes, France

Red carpet, stunning gowns and a taste of triumph. The Cannes Film Festival founded in 1946, is one of the world's oldest and the most prestigious film festivals, that takes place at Cannes, a town along the French Riviera. Cannes Film Festival is like the European version of the Academy Awards. Winning a Golden Palm at the Cannes film festival is like winning an Oscar for the best film. This year the festival be held from the 12th till the 23rd of May, 2010. Meet this grandfather of film festivals in France.

The Festival International du Film was originally supposed to begin in Cannes in 1939, but due to the war, the inauguration date was put off. One measure marked a historic date in the history of the Festival - 1972. The Festival became the only one decision-maker for film selection. Before that, only the films designated by their countries of origin could make such decisions. Nowadays, the festival has become an important showcase for European films. This non-public festival is attended by many movie stars and is a popular venue for film producers. Take a look at a fancy life of a small city.

Nevertheless the main prize (and the symbol) of a festival is a Golden Palm, there are much more awards presented. The competition awards include: include: Grand Prize of the Festival, Jury Prize, Best Short Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay. The other sections and nominations include: Young talent, innovative and audacious works, Student films and Best first feature film. Not without a reason it is considered to be a prestigious forum for all styles, schools and genres of film.

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the premiere annual events in the international motion picture industry. Cannes is not simply a festival of film screenings; it offers, presents and givers much more. It hosts the largest industry market in the world where filmmakers, agents, distributors and cinema professionals. It has been hosted at the first Palais des Festivals et des Congrès from 1949. Small in size but big on features, Cannes is like no other place on earth.

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