The usual hype surrounding the Cannes Film festival (May 16 – May 27) is heating up. Le Festival International du Film de Cannes or just Festival de Cannes as it is called in France is the one of the premier league events in the European film awards calendar
This year on the occasion of its 65th anniversary, CFF organisers have chosen to honour and recognise film icon Marilyn Monroe and her image is on the posters for this year’s event.
Some weeks before the start of each festival, juries are appointed with responsibility for choosing which films will receive a Cannes award. They are chosen from a range of international artists, and they are picked according to the work they are known for and respect from their peers
A recent April Fool’s spoof saw a “leak” of the films for consideration at the festival going online causing dismay and anger amongst the organisers. However the official list is due to be released this week, 20 films selected from a list of 2000 submitted from the biggest names to first time directors for judging.