A Note about the Cannes Film Festival
Though it runs for slightly less than two weeks per year, the Cannes Film Festival provides the item that the town is now most famous for – a star studded gala of film and movie stars. If you happen to visit it mid-May to late May, you’ll have the opportunity to attend some of its events. The days at the festival are jam packed so this option fits into any time of day. The film festival begins each day in the morning and offers events in the afternoon and evening, too. You can download the official app to keep abreast of the schedule. The festival sells multi-day passes. While open-air screenings in the Cinéma de la Plage cost nothing, screenings in the Grand Théâtre Lumière and at the Debussy require an invitation which is not transferable. Accepting an invitation to one of these screenings indicates your willingness to be photographed by the press.