The 71st Edition of the Cannes Film Festival will commence Tuesday, May 8th and conclude Saturday, May 19, 2018. The opening will take place on Tuesday evening, May 8th, and the awards ceremony will be on Saturday, May 19th.
“Following 2017’s anniversary edition, the Festival is beginning a new period in its history,” says Festival President Pierre Lescure. “We intend to renew the principles of our organization as much as possible while continuing to question the cinema of our age and to be present through its upheavals.”
Starting on a Tuesday will allow the festival to hold an additional gala evening before the Festival weekend and to organize previews of the opening film throughout France.
Finally, bringing forward the announcement of awards by one day, on Saturday evening, will increase its prestige, while at the same time giving the closing film better exposure.
So travelers and cinephiles alike, mark your calendars and book those tickets! The festival will be here before you know it!
For those who aren’t familiar with the festival feel free to peruse through our red carpet coverage from our last visit to the festival below: