The Cannes Film Festival is THE number-one event in international cinema. Founded on 1 September 1939, the Festival takes place over 12 days in the second half of May, and this 77th edition is no exception. 

The Cannes 2024 Festival takes place from 14 May to 25 May.

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Originally, the Cannes Film Festival was created to award the best film selected for the event via the Festival’s Grand Prix, as well as awarding the best director and best actor or actress of the competition. Today, the Festival remains one of the most publicised events in the world and the most important film festival in the world, while continuously innovating and offering a diverse and varied selection of genres and works. It represents the number-one film market in the world and contributes to the industry’s dynamism with over 12,500 participants each year.

Known for its prestige and its iconic awards like the Palme d’Or, as well as for its chic and trendy atmosphere, every year, the Cannes Festival brings together the entire film industry around international and artistic films: a historic heritage seeking to honour the seventh art.

An official programme in development

The official programme of the 2024 Cannes Festival is currently in development, as students have until 15 February to submit their film-school films to the La Cinef Selection, and other artists have until 1 March for short films and 8 March for feature films. Looking back at this year’s event, the 2023 edition saw the screening of films like Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny with Harrison Ford in the non-competition category, and Killers of the Flower Moon – the first western from Martin Scorsese. 

For many artists, taking part in the official Cannes Film Festival programme serves as a springboard: a way to break into the global film industry, as well as making a name for themselves in the field.

In terms of screenings, at least 80 films from various genres are shown to the public. The official selection is made up of several categories, like the feature film competition, or the “Un Certain Regard” section, which casts light on new directors or experimental films.

In addition to screenings, the Cannes Festival also hosts various events, such as the “Rendez-vous” – opportunities for the artists and audience of the festival to come together. Last year, for the 76th edition, artists like Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas took the floor to speak about cinema.

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Unmissable film screenings

For 70 years, the Palme d’Or has been the unchanging symbol of the Cannes Festival, representing the supreme prize awarded by the Festival’s official jury. This award is granted to the best film in the official selection and offers the winner global recognition. From a historic point of view, it takes its origins from the coat of arms of the city of Cannes. Other prizes have been added to the latter and are awarded according to selections, like the Grand Prix, the award for Best Screenplay, the Jury’s Prize and more.

In addition to these awards, the event offers a huge variety of film screenings, like the Cannes Classics – a screening of several old films considered classics by cult directors – or the Cinéma de la Plage, which offers themed open-air screenings for all festival-goers.

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Exploring Cannes: its iconic sites and local culture

While Cannes is known for its red carpet and festival, the city is also home to a host of iconic locations thanks to its geographical placement. La Croisette is the city’s unmissable destination: this street is famous for its boulevard packed with luxury shops and sites loaded with history, as well as for its promenade bordered by fine sand and various hotels. This site is also known for its various monuments, like that of Georges Pompidou, or the blue chairs presented along the promenade which allow visitors to take the weight off their feet while enjoying the nearby sea.

In the heart of the city lies the Forville market, opening its doors every morning to offer a veritable gourmet voyage to its customers. The surrounding district is a place bustling with shops and markets. An idyllic setting in which to refuel between screenings.

The red carpet: between glamour and celebrities

The Cannes red carpet is not just a simple carpet: it is a firm symbol of cinematographic success, but also and, above all, of the Cannes Film Festival. 

This is where the biggest names in the industry come to climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès: with actors and directors all dressed in the finest fashion, glorifying the world of fashion and haute couture and captivating spectators from all over the world. 

The red carpet therefore represents an exceptional coming-together of the worlds of cinema and haute couture.

Climbing the steps overlooking the red carpet has become a legendary ritual for film celebrities: with 60 metres to cross and 24 steps to climb to reach the summit of the Palais des Festivals.

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Apartments near the Palais des Festivals in Cannes

Immosol offers a range of holiday rentals ideal for your visit to the Cannes 2024 Festival. We advise you to book as soon as possible to ensure you have the best choice. See also our article on : 5 tips for finding a rental during the Cannes Film Festival.

Apartment for 6 people in Cannes

Just a 1-minute walk from the Palais des Festivals, this beautiful 100 m² apartment is ideal for anyone wishing to attend the Cannes Film Festival. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, terrace, internet, 200m from the beach. Book now!

Apartment next to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes

Just a few metres from the Palais, the Croisette and the beaches, this large 100 m² apartment is located on the second floor. It has a balcony/terrace and a fully-equipped, semi-separate kitchen. Click here to view!

Large apartment for rent in Cannes

Large apartment for 12 people, close to the Palais des Festivals and all amenities. It comprises 2 independent apartments on the first and second floors, connected by terraces and a staircase.

Apartment ideally located in Cannes

This apartment is located between Boulevard de la Croisette and Rue d’Antibes, in the centre of Cannes. 65 m², 2 bedrooms, terrace, equipped kitchen, internet access. 200m from the beach. Book your stay with Immosol now.

4-room apartment for rent near the Palais in Cannes

Apartment 100m from the beaches and 30m from the Palais des festivals in Cannes. This Haussman-style 150 m² apartment is ideal for 6 people. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, on the second floor with lift, overlooking the Général de Gaulle beach and the Old Port.

3-bedroom apartment in Cannes

Fully renovated and tastefully furnished 120 m² apartment on the 1st floor of a beautiful building. Ideal for the Cannes Film Festival. Enjoy a magnificent view from the terrace.

A unique event that’s not to be missed!

The 2024 Cannes Festival remains an unmissable event for anyone passionate about film, fashion or art in general, as it is during this event that the spirit of cinema takes on its most glorious expression. What’s more, the city of Cannes is packed full of activities of all kinds, centred around the luxury, the chic and the cultural. As such, finding accommodation for the Cannes Festival can be tough, as prices quickly sky-rocket and rentals fly off the shelves like hotcakes. 

That’s why we offer you our selection of rentals for the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. Come and discover this one-of-a-kind world thanks to our exclusive rental offers!

FAQ sobre Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival usually runs for 12 days.

To obtain tickets to attend the Cannes Film Festival, here are a few options: Official Cannes Festival box office, physical points of sale, professional accreditation, special invitations.

The Festival is generally open to different types of participants: film industry professionals, members of the public, special guests, volunteers and staff.

Although Cannes is a physical event, certain parts of the festival can be broadcast live or deferred on various online platforms or on television. Canal+ or France Télévisions, Youtube, official Cannes Festival accounts on social networks…

The Cannes Film Festival is held annually in Cannes, a city located on the French Riviera in the south of France.

The Cannes Film Festival typically attracts tens of thousands of attendees each year, including filmmakers, actors, industry professionals, journalists, and film enthusiasts from around the world.

Attending the Cannes Film Festival typically involves planning ahead and making arrangements for travel, accommodation, and accreditation.

The Cannes Film Festival is a prestigious event that showcases a diverse selection of international films. Films are submitted for consideration, and a selection committee chooses which ones will be screened during the festival.