Have you ever wondered what the Crannes Film Festival, red carpets, and events are all about? Here is everything you need to know about this popular event.

Up until 2003, this festival was called the International Film Festival. However, for obvious reasons, the name has been changed to suit the venue of its celebration especially.

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Cannes film festival is an annual celebration of films held in France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually mostly in May at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.


1. Marché du Film – The busiest film market in the world.

2. Masterclasses – Given in public by world-renowned filmmakers.

3. Tributes – Honors internationally renowned artists with the presentation of the Festival Trophee following the screening of one of their films.

4. Producers Network – An opportunity to make international co-productions.

5. Exhibitions – Each year, an artist, a body of work, or a cinematographic theme becomes the focus of an exhibition that diversifies or illustrates the event’s program.

6. 60th Anniversary – Events organized in 2007 dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Festival.

Crannes Film Festival Team

The President of the Festival, who represents the Festival in front of financial partners, the public authorities, and the media, is elected by the board of directors of the Festival, officially named the “French Association of the Film Festival”.

The Board is composed of authorities of the world of cinema, as well as of public authorities which subsidize the event. The President has a renewable 3-year mandate and appoints the members of his team, including the General Delegate, with the approval of the board of directors. Sometimes a President, after his last term, becomes the Honorary President of the Festival.

The General Delegate is responsible for the coordination of the events. When Gilles Jacob passed from General Delegate to the position of the President, in 2001, two new positions were created to take over his former post, the General Director to oversee the smooth running of the event, and the Artistic Director, responsible for the selection of films. However, in 2007, the Artistic Director Thierry Frémaux, became again the General Delegate of the Festival.

The general secretary is responsible for the reception of works and other practical matters.

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