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About the Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival is celebrated in Cannes, France. Cannes is a city on the French Riviera. It has a Mediterranean climate and is generally warm year round. Much of the economy is based on tourism, which is boosted by the Cannes Film Festival and an annual television festival. The Cannes Film Festival takes place in May and is considered the most important film festival in the world, especially for European movies. The Cannes is the first of the important film festivals, probably due in part to its location in a warm climate. Cannes Film Festival has been running since 1946. The films included in the festival are usually arthouse features, meaning that they tend to focus on experimental or more intellectual subjects. Films may be of any genre, including documentaries. Winner of Best Film receives the Palme d’Or. Previous winners of this have included Apocalypse Now, The Pianist, The Tree of Life and All That Jazz. There are two ‘runner up’ prizes, the Grand Prix and the Prix du Jury. Awards are also given for best actor and actress, short film, director and screenplay. The Cannes Film Festival is invitation only, which adds to its prestige.