The Cannes Festival, a history of the Golden Palm

Cannes Film Festival 2013

Steven Spielberg, jury of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes festival 2013 edition takes place from 15 to 26 May 2013.
The jury of the Cannes festival 2013 is presided by Steven Spielberg (Vidya
Balan, Naomi Kawase, Nicole Kidman, Lynne Ramsay, Daniel Auteuil, Ang Lee,
Cristian Mungiu, Christoph Waltz)
The closing ceremony, during which the Palme d’Or and the prize list are
the prize list, is presented by Audrey Tautou on May 26, 2013.

Facts and figures about the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes festival is above all the festival of excess, as proven by
the following figures.
– The Golden Palm, made of rock crystal and 18-carat gold, is estimated at
20.000 euros.
– The turnover for the city of Cannes is estimated at 200
million euros, thanks to 3000 new jobs.
– The budget of the festival, 20 million euros, is financed for half by the city of Cannes
the city of Cannes, the Ministry of Culture and the
Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region.
– The Cannes festival is also the occasion of an intense consumption,
with approximately 1200 tons of waste in addition.
– For the amfAR evening, in favor of the fight against AIDS, guests spend an average of
guests spend an average of 3000 euros.

The Golden Palm of the Cannes Film Festival

The symbol of the Golden Palm was chosen from the arms of the city of
Cannes, in reference to the palm trees of the Croisette.
The project of Lucienne Lazon is adopted to replace the “Grand Prix du
International Film Festival”, and the first Golden Palm awarded in 1955.
After a return to the Grand Prix, the Palme d’Or returned in 1975.
118 grams of yellow gold, 13.5 cm long and 9 cm wide, formed from a gold ingot
from an 18-carat gold ingot, the award is valued at more than 20,000
To date, the United States is the country that has won it most often
(13 times until 2013) followed by France and Italy (5 times each until 2013)
until 2013).

Summary of the history of the Cannes Film Festival

Jean Zay, in order to extend the cultural influence of France as
minister of National Education and Fine Arts, creates in 1946 the
festival of Cannes.
Indeed, while a first edition was planned in 1939, the entry of France in the Second World War
Into the Second World War prevents its organization.
The first Cannes festival takes place in September 1946, in parallel with the Venice
with the Mostra of Venice, and knows an immediate success. The Palais des
Festivals and Congress, inaugurated in 1947, is replaced in 1983. From
1951, the festival takes place in spring. The Golden Palm in 1955 replaces the
Grand Prix of the International Film Festival. In May 68, the festival of
Cannes is momentarily interrupted. The Directors’ Fortnight
in 1969 is created following these events, to discover foreign films
unknown films. From 1972, Maurice Bessy sets up two selection committees for France and
selection committees for France and for international cinema, while the films presented
films presented were previously chosen by the States. Gilles Jacob to
reward the best first film in each section creates the Caméra d’or
d’or. The Cannes festival tends to emancipate itself from all external pressures
and becomes more and more autonomous. Since 1970, Antenne 2
covers the event, relayed by Canal + from the 1990s. In 2002, the
International Film Festival adopts the name of Festival de Cannes as it
was commonly called.

Walk on the Croisette in Cannes