Everything we know so far
Awards season may be winding down for another year, but all that cinematic excitement is set to pick up once again with the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The annual film festival sees films, shorts and documentaries from around the world. make their first appearance.
Here’s what we know about the 2022 event so far.
What is the Cannes Film Festival?
The Cannes Film Festival, or Cannes Film Festival, is one of the three major European film festivals, along with the Venice Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.
It’s a place for industry newcomers and long-time veterans alike to pitch their next movies, strike distribution deals, and network. Many films presented at Cannes are often critically acclaimed, which can propel them into later awards seasons.
Speaking of awards, the film festival also has its own competition program. The films competing in the official competition run after the grand prize, the Palme d’Or, which is one of the most prestigious honors in the film industry.
Previous Palme D’or winners include films like Parasite, Titanium, Love and pulp Fiction.
When and where does it take place?
As the name suggests, the Cannes film festival is held in Cannes, located in France on the French Riviera.
In 2022, the Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 17 to 28.
This year is a special year for the festival as it marks its 75th anniversary.
What films are screened at Cannes this year?
The full lineup of films screened at Cannes in 2022 is still being confirmed, with the official selection to be announced in half April.
One of the major movies slated to premiere is the long-delayed Tom Cruise sequel. Top Gun Maverick. The film will be screened on May 18 with Cruise in attendance.
by Baz Luhrmann Elvis biopic is also expected to make an appearance, according to Variety.
Industry experts predict that new films from David Cronenberg, Wes Anderson and Florian Zeller could also make the 2022 selection.
How can I follow?
Although non-attendees won’t be able to see the films shown in Cannes during the festival, there are several ways to follow what’s going on.
As for watching the selected movies, we’ll keep you posted when they receive the Australian release dates.