About the festival-
- The Cannes Festival ( Festival de Cannes), until 2003 called the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France.
- It previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world.
- Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
- The festival was formally accredited by the FIAPF in 1951.
- The FIAPF, created in 1933, is an organization composed with 36 member associations from 30 of the leading audiovisual production countries. Its Secretariat is located in Brussels, Belgium.
- Top honors at the festival, the Palme d’Or, are given out by a special jury of internationally recognized filmmakers and critics.
- It is also one of the “Big Five” major international film festivals, which consists of the three major European film festivals (the Venice Film Festival in Italy and the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany), the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, and the Sundance Film Festival in the United States.
- French actor Vincent Lindon will be the president of the jury of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
- The President of the Festival, who represents the Festival in front of financial partners, the public authorities and the media, is elected by the board of directors of the Festival, officially named the “French Association of the Film Festival”.
- This year the festival will see a tribute to actor Tom Cruise, whose film Top Gun: Maverick is due to premiere at the festival.
- The official poster for the festival was designed as an homage to The Truman Show (1998).
- Indian documentary, Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes will be screened.
- There will be the premiere of G Aravindan’s Malayalam film Thamp̄ (The Circus Tent), which was made 44 years ago in 1978.