There are several film festivals which are held around the globe. Amongst all of them, Cannes film Festival is the oldest and the most renowned one. The Cannes Film Festival is a French country festival. This prestigious event commenced 64 years ago, in the year 1946. This festival is held each year in and around the month of May.
This festival is held in the southern part of France. Another May is approaching and everyone is looking forward to another film festival the Cannes film festival 2011. Last year, it took place between 12th may 23rd May.
It does not really matter whether you are fluent in French or not. The Cannes Film Festival is a thrilling event for everyone. The Cannes Film Festival 2011 is an eagerly awaited one.
SOME PROGRAMMES THAT ARE COMING UP IN THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2011:
The forth coming cannes film festival will have some official selections in the beginning. This selection will include a number of activities. There will be 20 films competing with each other. The films will be shown in theatre Lumiere. The films which will compete with each other will have to outdo each other in terms of excellence. They can be local films, or international films. A lot of diversity in terms of culture are expected to compete with each other.
There will be several other programs. These will include special screenings and presentations from film schools from all over the world. The duration of films that will enter the competition varies a lot. There will be short films as well as long ones. There are some areas where there is no competition. Films are just showcased for the sake of gaining appreciation and also critical acclamation. A lot of classics will also be put forward. This is an exercise which attempts to pay tribute to the films of yester years. During the cannes film festival, other activities will be going on as well. Some activities that will take place will be in honor of the cultural diversities that are being put forward by the films which originate from different socio cultural milieu. The uniqueness of each culture is respected and appreciated.
The contributions made by companies which have their base outside France are also acknowledged. An example of such an event can be located in the Directors Fortnight. Yet another one is the Critics Week for internationals. Like these two events, there are many more. Similar events are also held in Australia like Supanova, Tropfest and Flickerfest. Those who have attended the festivals in Australia know what sort of fun and enjoyment it is. There are other events in the cannes film festival like the master class, several exhibitions, tributes, networks of producers etc. these events are celebrated as a part of many festivals throughout the world. The judges are very eminent film personalities. The grand festival is a real success. Be a part of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival 2011 and know it yourself what it feels like to be a part of this grand event!