This Day, That Year – September 20

This Day, That Year – September 20

This day in history we feature Cannes Film Festival. The first Cannes Film Festival an annual film festival held in Cannes, France founded on this day in 1946.

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The Cannes Festival, until 2003 called the International Film Festival and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. The invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. The first Cannes Film Festival, one of the “Big Five” film festivals of the world, was held on this day for the first time in 1946 after being delayed seven years due to World War II

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The festival was formally accredited by the FIAPF in 1951. On 1 July 2014, co-founder and former head of French pay-TV operator Canal+, Pierre Lescure, took over as President of the Festival, while Thierry Frémaux became the General Delegate. The board of directors also appointed Gilles Jacob as Honorary President of the Festival. It is one of the “Big Three” major European film festivals, alongside the Venice Film Festival in Italy and the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, as well as one of the “Big Five” major international film festivals, which consists of the three major European film festivals, the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, and the Sundance Film Festival in the United States.

Source – Wikipedia

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