In May of each year, the Festival de Cannes takes over the city and newspapers worldwide.
Professionals from the cinema industry, international stars and up-and-coming actors rub shoulders with the crowd looking for surprising pictures and encounters. Enjoy!
70th edition 17 - 28 may 2017
Advice to get ready for the Cannes Film Festival
Ephemeral places during the Festival of Cannes
The Festival de Cannes has been celebrating cinema for more than 60 years. Over the years, the Association Française du Festival International du Film has been able to change whilst keeping the essence of the Festival: a passion for cinema, the discovery of new talent and the enthusiasm of festival goers and professionals from the whole world who come to contribute to the making and distribution of films.
I, DANIEL BLAKE - Ken LOACH
All the awards
The 69th Festival de Cannes will be presided by the Australian director, screenwriter and producer, George Miller.
Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, George Miller will be surrounded by eight luminaries of world cinema, from Iran, Denmark, United States, Italia, France, Canada and Hungary. The Jury will therefore include four women and four men around George Miller. Their task will be to decide between the 21 films in Competition in order to select the winners – to be announced on stage at the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 22nd May. The film awarded by the Palme d’or will be screened this same evening, in the presence of the Jury and the entire team of the winning film.
George MILLER – President (Director, Writer, Producer – Australia)
Arnaud DESPLECHIN (Director, Writer – France)
Kirsten DUNST (Actress– United States)
Valeria GOLINO (Actress, Director, Writer, Producer – Italia)
Mads MIKKELSEN (Actor – Denmark)
László NEMES (Director, Writer – Hungaria)
Vanessa PARADIS (Actress, Singer – France)
Katayoon SHAHABI (Producer – Iran)
Donald SUTHERLAND (Actor – Canada)
|Woody ALLEN (USA)||CAFÉ SOCIETY||Out of Comp.|
|Maren ADE (Germany)||TONI ERDMANN|
|Pedro ALMODÓVAR (Spain)||JULIETA|
Andrea ARNOLD (United-Kingdom)
|Olivier ASSAYAS (France)||PERSONAL SHOPPER|
|Jean-Pierre DARDENNE, Luc DARDENNE (Belgium)||LA FILLE INCONNUE|
|Xavier DOLAN (Canada)||
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE
(IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD)
|Bruno DUMONT (France)||
|Nicole GARCIA (France)||MAL DE PIERRES|
|Alain GUIRAUDIE (France)||RESTER VERTICAL|
|Jim JARMUSCH (USA)||PATERSON|
|Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO (Brazil)||AQUARIUS|
|Ken LOACH (United-Kingdom)||I, DANIEL BLAKE|
|Brillante MENDOZA (Philippines)||
|Cristian MUNGIU (Romania)||BACALAUREAT|
|Jeff NICHOLS (USA)||LOVING|
|PARK Chan-Wook (South Korea)||AGASSI
|Sean PENN (USA)||THE LAST FACE|
|Cristi PUIU (Romania)||SIERANEVADA|
|Paul VERHOEVEN (Netherlands)||ELLE|
|Nicolas WINDING REFN (Denmark)||THE NEON DEMON|
|Behnam BEHZADI (Iran)||VAROONEGI
|BOO Junfeng (Singapore)||APPRENTICE|
|Delphine COULIN, Muriel COULIN (France)||VOIR DU PAYS
|Stéphanie DI GIUSTO (France)||LA DANSEUSE
|Mohamed DIAB (Egypt)||ESHTEBAK
|Michael DUDOK DE WIT (Netherlands)||LA TORTUE ROUGE
|FUKADA Kôji (Japan)||FUCHI NI TATSU
|Maha HAJ (Israel)||OMOR SHAKHSIYA
|Eran KOLIRIN (Israel)||ME’EVER LAHARIM VEHAGVAOT
(BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS)
|KORE-EDA Hirokazu (Japan)||AFTER THE STORM|
|Juho KUOSMANEN (Finland)||HYMYILEVÄ MIES
(THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI)
|Francisco MÁRQUEZ, Andrea TESTA (Argentina)||LA LARGA NOCHE DE FRANCISCO SANCTIS
(FRANCISCO SANCTIS'S LONG NIGHT)
|Bogdan MIRICA (Romania)||CAINI
|Stefano MORDINI (Italy)||PERICLE IL NERO|
|Michael O’SHEA (USA)||THE TRANSFIGURATION||1st film|
|Matt ROSS (USA)||CAPTAIN FANTASTIC|
|Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV (Russia)||UCHENIK
|Shane BLACK (USA)||THE NICE GUYS|
|Jodie FOSTER (USA)||MONEY MONSTER|
|NA Hong-Jin (South Korea)||THE WAILING|
|Steven SPIELBERG (USA)||DISNEY’S THE BFG|
Woody Allen's Café Society to open the 69th Festival International du Film
The 69th Festival International du Film de Cannes will launch with a screening of Woody Allen’s new film, Café Society, on Wednesday 11 May in the Palais des Festivals’s Grand Théâtre Lumière as an Official Selection Out of Competition title. It’s a record-breaking coup for the New York director who has already opened the Festival twice, in 2002 with Hollywood Ending, and again in 2011 with Midnight in Paris.
The film tells the story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.
Naomi Kawase, President of The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury
In 2015, Un Certain Regard opened in poetic fashion with Sweet Bean (An) by Naomi Kawase. The Festival de Cannes is honoured to announce that the Japanese director will preside the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury for its 69th edition.
Laurent Lafitte, Master of ceremonies at the 69th Festival de Cannes
On the invitation of the Festival de Cannes, the actor Laurent Lafitte has agreed to be Master of Ceremonies throughout the 69th Festival, to be held from 11th to 22nd May under the presidency of Australian director George Miller.
The actor and comedian will host the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 11th May and the prize giving during the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 22nd May.
George Miller to preside the Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes
The 69th Festival de Cannes will be presided by the Australian director, screenwriter and producer, George Miller. Along with his Jury, it will fall to him to award the Palme d’or at the close of the Festival, to be held from 11 to 22 May.
On receiving his invitation from the Festival, George Miller exclaimed, "What an unmitigated delight! To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet. To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honor. I'll be there with bells on!"
It was in Cannes last May that Mad Max: Fury Road set out on its fantastic cavalcade across our screens. The film, shown Out of Competition in the Official Selection, marked the return not only of the hero of the legendary saga for the millions of fans of Max Rockatansky, but also the comeback of his creator, George Miller, and of the visionary filmmaking that made him a household name around the world.