15th April 2019
Held in the stunning Côte D’Azur, the annual Cannes Film Festival is one of the most important events in the film industry calendar, featuring stunning cinematography from filmmakers residing around the world. This year’s festival will be held on 14th – 25th May, with celebrated Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu acting as jury president to lead the panel in decisions on final prize winners.
It is not just the chance to experience world premieres and immerse oneself in a culture that makes the film festival such a spectacle in the arts calendar. The after-parties, receptions and dinners held across this event are world class, attracting esteemed guests from across the globe. Plus, the famous Red Carpet Steps not only offer an opportunity for the festival and guests to garner media attention, with internationally renowned filmmakers and actors gracing the red carpet, but also allow emerging talent to receive an equally inviting welcome.
The Cannes Film Festival is now in its 72nd season and has stayed true to its original mission of celebrating cinema at an international level, discovering new talent and contributing towards developing the film industry. The Official Selection of films shown at the festival celebrate the diversity of submissions, from original ideas to historically important features. The personal works of Special Screenings, Midnight Screenings and the Cinefondation section of films submitted from film schools can all be enjoyed at the festival, while the Competition category represents films which have the widest audience appeal. The premiere titles from world renowned artists and filmmakers are yet to be announced but, in previous years, over 120 countries have been represented in over 1,500 screenings at the festival.
We are excited to be able to offer a number of incredible packages to our Members for the ceremonies and parties held across this celebration of cinematography:
Experience the Star-Studded Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony is one of the most fantastic parts of the festival, with industry greats gathering at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès for the start of one of the most renowned celebrations of film. Hospitality packages for this fabulous spectacle include attendance of the star-studded Opening Ceremony and premiere along with a chance to spend the evening socialising at the official event after-party. A range of wonderful seating options can be secured, including ‘Orchestra’ seating, placing you and your guests closest to the stage.
The Incredible Annual Chopard Party
The festival plays host to a number of exclusive and unmissable parties, including the annual Chopard party, held at a secret location in the local area. With complimentary drinks, canapés and live music, this fabulous party is always one of the highlights of the event.
The Sumptuous De Grisogono Dinner and After-Party
In addition, the glamorous De Grisogono dinner and party is unmissable, featuring a champagne cocktail and reception, dinner, wonderful entertainment and an exclusive after-party.
The Exclusive AmfAR Fundraiser Dinner and Auction
Held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, one of the most stunning locations in the world, the AmfAR Cinema Against AIDS dinner is attended by many top Hollywood guests and tickets are incredibly coveted. Packages for this charitable fundraiser include champagne reception, dinner and amazing after-party, along with the fabulous annual auction.
Celebrate in Style at the Closing Ceremony
The presentation of the Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at the festival, is always surrounded by a buzz of excitement. Just one Palme is awarded at the Closing Ceremony each year and the newly redesigned trophy is encrusted with 167 diamonds. We are thrilled to be able to secure packages for the Closing Ceremony and final premiere, with excellent seating options available.
The Cannes Film Festival is invariably one of the most stunning events of the season. To book your package and experience the very best of Cannes, please contact your lifestyle manager.