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The 73rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival will take place from the 12th to the 23rd May 2020 at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes.
Cannes may be home to a wide range of festivals, congresses and events, but none have defined the French Riviera town like the Cannes Film Festival, with its iconic red-carpeted steps, dazzling attire and star-studded line-up.
Whether you’re an industry professional taking part in the festival, or simply want to enjoy the public screenings while fitting in some celeb-spotting on the Croisette, read on to find out how to make the most of the world’s most prestigious film gathering!
Inside the 2020 Cannes Film Festival
We’re yet to find out what’s in store for the 2020 edition, with film submissions still open until early March. What we do know is that Spike Lee, the American director, will preside over the jury awarding the legendary Palme d’Or – the top feature film prize at the Cannes Film Festival. This landmark appointment makes Lee the first member of the African diaspora to chair the Cannes jury. Lee will announce his jury in April.
Last year’s Palme d’Or winning film, Gisaengchung (Parasite), directed by South Korean Bong Joon-Ho, went on to rack up 45 awards and 37 nominations worldwide, and over 1.6 million cinema admissions in France alone; a testament to the major influence of the festival.
In parallel to the Cannes Film Festival, the Marché du Film will run from the 12th to the 21st May, creating business opportunities for film producers, distributors, buyers, programmers and other industry professionals.
Attending the Cannes Film Festival
For information about taking part in the 2020 Cannes Film Festival in any capacity, head over to the festival website.
The Marché du Film website gives ample information about attending this spin-off event.
Film screenings are held all over town, including the unmissable Cinéma du Plage, a pop-up cinema on the beach – entry is free! You can find out more about attending screenings here.
Tip: even with a professional badge, queues for screenings can last hours, and seats are limited. Get in there as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
If you’re travelling to Cannes from abroad, you’ll probably be flying into Nice Côte d’Azur airport, though we can arrange airport transfers from all nearby airports. We also offer car hire and even helicopter transfers to Cannes. You can discover our range of extra-mile services here.
As for accommodation, we have everything you need: from beachfront Croisette apartments and downtown apartments in the Cannes Banane area (thus named for its banana shape on the map), to luxury villas with panoramic views over the town. If you need office space or event space for Cannes Film Festival, we’re here to help as well. You can find our range of film festival accommodation here.
We specialise in hosting clients for all the Cannes festivals, with the utmost attention to detail. To find out more, don’t hesitate to contact us.