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Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival was stared in 1946 with the special purpose placing emphasis on artistic value, which is inherent characteristic of films. That is, this festival generally forster the notion that Europiean cinema is “art” cinema. This is a kind of movement that revolted against Academy Awards, which seeks commercial suceess. With Venice Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival has led film industry in Europe, but nowadays, Cannes has been getting the most exclusive value by getting support from film professionals in Europe. Some movie critics say, “There is not world top 3 film festival any more. Only Cannes is the king of film festival.” There are several reasons. First, Cannes has adept executive branch. Also, the power of film industry in France is bigger than in Italy and German. The main event of this festival is the official selection. In competition, the twenty films compete each other for the Palme d’ Or, which is a kind of grand prize. In addition, there is Parallel Selection in this festival. In this section, there is Tous les Cinémas du Monde. It showcases the vitality and diversity of cinema across the world.




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