Festival de Canes (1947)

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International Film Festival Promoting International Cinema[edit]

The Festival de Cannes, or Cannes International Film Festival, was founded in 1946, and is now considered as the most prestigious international film festival, taking place annually in Cannes, France. In the first edition, films from sixteen countries were presented. Crucially, from a Cultural Diplomacy standpoint, a policy of equality was introduced wherein the 16-strong jury would comprise only one representative from each country.