The Cannes Film Festival is an international film festival. The 76th edition will be held from May 16 to 27, 2023.
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The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 16 to May 27, 2023, at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The president of the jury will be Swedish director Ruben Östlund. The mistress of ceremonies will be French actress Chiara Mastroianni.
The festival was founded in 1939 based on an idea by Philippe Erlanger, submitted to Jean Zay, Minister of National Education and Fine Arts of the Popular Front, and Albert Sarraut, Minister of the Interior. The first planned edition, scheduled for September 1, 1939, was canceled due to the outbreak of World War II. The first edition of the festival eventually took place in 1946.
In addition to the official selection of the festival (films in and out of competition), several sections have been created over the years, including the Directors’ Fortnight, which became the Directors’ Fortnight of Filmmakers, the Cinéfondation, the Critics’ Week, and Un Certain Regard.