The Cannes International Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France. Founded in 1946, it is one of the most prestigious and publicised film festivals in the world. The invitation-only festival is held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. This festival previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world.
For this year Cannes Film Festival is celebrating its 66th year and is scheduled to take placed in Cannes, France from 15 to 26 May 2013. Steven Spielberg has been announced as the head of the jury for the main competition. New Zealand film director Jane Campion has been announced as the head of the jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Film sections. French actress Audrey Tautou has been announced as the host of the opening and closing ceremonies.
The festival will open with The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and close with Zulu, directed by Jérôme Salle. The film poster for the festival features Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward. The Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola, will open the Un Certain Regard section.