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The pinnacle event of the film industry

The Cannes Festival, or Film Festival Cannes as it’s better known in the wider world or Festival de Cannes in French, needs no introduction. The festival has been an indelible part of film history and the film industry, but beyond that has been a massive cultural phenomenon. No other festival captures the imagination and interest within professional circles and the cultural discourse than the Film Festival Cannes. The Red Carpet is a generator of headlines alone, as the most famous film stars showcase their fashion and promote their latest prestige releases. The festival was first introduced in 1946 and for over 70 years has been dictating film taste with an ever-growing impact. After all, it’s not coincidental that the Cannes Film Festival is selective about who visits. One of the big moments of the film festival is the professional platform for producers and filmmakers – Marché du Film.


FILM FESTIVAL CANNES' 2024 edition will be hosted at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres between 14.05.2024 and 25.05.2024. The hosting site of the event will not include Covid-19 safety measures. This is due to the country removing its pandemic-related restrictions. 


Film Festival Cannes generates an incredible commotion and is one of the busiest times of year for the entire city of Cannes, France. All the more reason to start as early as possible planning your trip to the festival in advance. Trade Fair Trips ltd assists you in getting fantastic accommodation within your preferred price range ahead of time. The earlier you commit to making an online hotel booking for Cannes Film Festival, the bigger pool of price rates you’ll have. Trade Fair Trips ltd takes care of all the work surrounding your business trip and we look for the perfect hotel close to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Once you’ve chosen where to stay, you can come to us for additional services. Trade Fair Trips ltd can place reservations on meeting rooms ahead of time in your name. It’s that easy to plan your visit to the festival.

The beauty of Film Festival Cannes lies within its scope and breadth. Today, it’s a massive event that runs for a total of twelve days and features so many screenings and separate smaller events in its program. The festival is held every single year during May and takes place within the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France. Open to industry insiders only, the Cannes Festival adds another layer of exclusivity by admitting guests only with invitations. The twelve days have varying schedules with midnight screenings and much more, so consult with the event program accordingly. The festival is run by its own governing body called French Association of the Film Festival. Palais des Festivals et des Congrès enjoys a central location in Cannes and is right by the shore, so it can be accessed by train, plane, boat and even helicopter.

  • On the business side of things, there’s the Marché du Film – the first ever platform for the business of film and a major forum for the exchange of ideas as well as a place to make deals and secure distribution. There’s no better networking tool within film on such a big scale than Marché du Film;
  • International Critics’ Week is another excellent initiative that has been in effect since 1962 and places its focus on talent sourcing. What this translates to is the screening of the first two feature films by up-and-coming directs regardless of country of origin;
  • Cannes Festival also hosts a special exhibition, which might centre on a specific artist, a body of work or cinematographic theme and in turn, it adds another dimension to the overall program at the festival.

It’s hard to exactly calculate the attendance at Film Festival Cannes, considering how many parts make up the whole over a course of almost two weeks. In addition to the major portion, along with the award ceremonies and the official screenings, there are also public screenings on the beach of Macé as part of Cinéma de la Plage. However, one event within the broader festival program at the festival keeps detailed attendance records and we will use that to give you a taste of the visitor numbers. That event is, of course, Marché du Film – the main business centre for professionals. It is certainly a popular draw, as it registered an overall attendance of more than 12,000 visitors. In that number, we have to highlight the 1743 buyers who represented 5508 companies in total. These numbers only scratch the surface.

Film Festival Cannes 2023

The 2023 edition of the Film Festival Cannes and its coinciding event/sub-event Marché du Film occurred between 16.05.2023 and 27.05.2023. The edition was held in Palais des Festivals et des Congres in Cannes. The edition received 27 jury experts and more than 13 500 participants during the hosting of Marché du Film. This comprised a significant section of the over 38 000 attendees who took part in the event.

Film Festival Cannes 2024

Film Festival Cannes 2024 took place in Palais des Festivals et des Congres as a live festival. It was held between 14.05.2024 and 25.05.2024. It featured 14,000 film professionals from 140 nations during its Marche du Film section. They presented during the 200 sub-events 4,000 projects and movies.

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