The Cannes pageant (/kæn/; French: competition de Cannes), until 2002 known as the international movie festival (festival international du film) and recognised in English because the Cannes movie festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new movies of all genres, consisting of documentaries from all over the world based in 1946, the invitation-handiest festival is held annually (typically in may additionally) on the Palais des gala’s et des congrès.

On 1 July 2014, co-founder and former head of French pay-tv operator canal, Pierre Lescure, took over as president of the festival, while Thierry Fremaux became the overall delegate. the board of administrators also appointed Gilles Jacob as honorary president of the pageant.

In 1998, Gilles Jacob created the remaining segment of the legitimate selection: la cinéfondation, aiming to support the advent of works of cinema within the world and to make a contribution to the entry of the brand new scenario writers within the circle of the stars. The cinéfondation become completed in 2000 with Los Angeles résidence, where younger administrators could refine their writing and screenplays, and in 2005 l’atelier, which allows twenty administrators according to 12 months with the funding in their films. Gilles Jacob becomes appointed an honorary president in 2000, and in 2002, the festival officially adopted the call festival de Cannes.

All through the 2000s, the competition began focusing more on the technological advances taking the region in the film international, especially the digital strategies. in 2004 the restored ancient films of the competition had been provided as Cannes classics, which protected documentaries. In 2007 Thierry frémaux has become a General Delegate. In 2009 he prolonged the festival in Buenos Aires, as la semana de cine del festival de Cannes, and in 2010 he created the cannes court docket métrage for the fast movie competition.

Festival director Thierry Fremaux is understood to have ‘banned’ selfies on the crimson carpet of the world’s biggest film festival lower back in 2015. In 2017, in conjunction with the seventieth-anniversary events of the pageant, the issue of converting the regulations on theatrical screening caused controversy. The enforcement of theatrical screening in 2018 ended in Netflix being banned.

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