A Festival with a conscience

Each May, all eyes in the film industry are on the Festival de Cannes. The organisation puts its profile and platform to work in giving film the space to shine, ensuring a huge diversity of voices, sensibilities and talents are showcased. Showing faith and commitment to hearing these voices rise up to bear witness to their times is what has gradually shaped the Festival as we know it today.

For the future of cinema

Ever faithful to its calling as a platform for making new discoveries and supporting the film industry, the Festival has gathered all its schemes aimed at fostering creativity in a single hub, the “Cinéma de Demain”, underpinned by four key goals: revealing, supporting, sharing and networking.

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For freedom of expression, equality and diversity

In 1939, the Festival was born, buoyed by an urge to free film-making from all political influence in a “spirit of friendship and universal cooperation”. Over the decades, its founders’ humanist values have formed the bedrock of each edition. And what about today?

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For a green festival

Bringing the world’s biggest film festival to life has always been an artistic and financial challenge. It’s now an environmental challenge too, as the organisation upholds to take long-term action in implementing planet-friendly measures.

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 28: General view of guests attending the closing ceremony red carpet for the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 28, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images) © Edward Berthelot / Getty Images

For hospitality

The Festival strives to remain outward-looking and open-minded, fuelled by its founding commitment to freedom and humanism. It has a duty to provide a warm, welcoming, inclusive and safe space for all.