For over 60 years the Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival) has made a celebration of the cinema.
During this time, L’Association Française du Festival International du Film (the French Association of the International Film Festival) has been able to evolve whilst retaining the essentials: the passion for motion pictures, discovery of new talents, and enthusiasm of festival-goers and professionals from around the world, all contributing to the birth and distribution of films.
The Festival de Cannes has always been the artistic reflection of its era: a centre for all cultures and hopes, a spring of effervescence and, above all, transmission.
Defining ambitious and different projects, giving the possibility to budding filmmakers to emerge. A showcase of talents with respect of all tastes. The Official Selection At the heart of the Festival: that which is long awaited and celebrated in the different selections: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, films Out of Competition, Special Screenings, and Cinéfondation’s competition of shorts and film school productions.
Together, they represent an anthology of singular works, original cinematic approaches, discoveries and confirmation of talents, highlighted and awarded by the juries. Supporting creation The Caméra d’Or Prize is awarded to the best first film presented in the Official Selection (Competition and Un Certain Regard), Directors’ Fortnight or International Critics’ Week.
In addition to the main selection, The Cinéfondation supports the new generation of international cinema through its Residence and Atelier.
Created in 2004, The Short Film Corner is dedicated to promoting short films.
The Festival de Cannes offers programmes and events that enable one to discover the cinema differently: Cannes Classics, Cinema Masterclass, tributes, Cinéma de la Plage, outdoors and open to all. Professional Services The Film Market contributes to the dynamism of the world’s cinema industry. It offers services that allow professionals to meet and exchange ideas: the International Village, Producers’ Network and cinando.com. Showcase Cinema The International Village is the place where all motion picture producing countries have the chance to showcase the richness of their cinematography under one roof.
Released in France on January 13, 2010, “Tzar” a film by by Pavel Lounguine
It takes a brave filmmaker to follow in the footsteps of Sergei Eisenstein. Pavel Lounguine has the daring and the resources (a reported $15million budget) but Tsar is likely to remain merely an intriguing but far from satisfying footnote to the Eisenstein classic Ivan The Terrible Video.