Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival or Festival de Cannes, previously International Film Festival in 2002, is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. The Festival de Cannes is part of the "Big Three" film festivals. The Venice Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival round out the trio.
About Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival launched on September 20, 1946. It occurs annually in May. In 2017, the festival celebrated its 70th anniversary. Typically, the festival offers the official and parallel sections. It also includes events like exhibitions, producer networks, tributes, and more.
Screened films appear as Cannes Classics, short films, and special screenings, in and out of the competition. The most prestigious award is Palme d'Or or Golden Palm. The Cannes Film Festival awards it to the best film. The Square, directed by Ruben Öslund, won the award in 2017 with director Pedro Almodóvar acting as jury head.