The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival international du film de Cannes or simply le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is widely considered to be among the world’s most prestigious film festivals.
In May 2006, Hollywood Reporter acknowledged that Cannes is the “granddaddy of all film festivals” (although the oldest film festival in the World, beginning in 1932, is the Venice Film Festival).
The private festival is held annually, once a year, (usually in the month of May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France.
The 60th Annual Cannes Film Festival will be held May 16 to 27, 2007.
The 61st will be held May 14 to 25, 2008.