Indian Cinema at the Cannes Film Festival

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The Cannes Film Festival, without any doubt, is one of the most influential and important of all the world’s festivals held around the world. Here’s more about the prestigious film festival and how Indian Cinema (including Bollywood) is portrayed at the Cannes Film Festival.

About the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes International Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world. Wikipedia…

Why Is It Considered So Important & Prestigious?

So why is the Cannes Film Festival considered so important & prestigious in film industries around the world?

For that you need to have a look at its origin. The Cannes Film Festival was created in 1939 to compete and counteract the film event designed by Mussolini: The Venezia Festival. Artists did not like the Venezia Festival because it was the source of political propaganda of Mussolini’s Government. On the contrary, the Cannes Film festival was popular right from the beginning because it represented the essence of being neutral, as any art has to be.

Besides, what makes Cannes Film Festival different from the rest is that its not opened to the general public, but to only members (the more powerful ones) of the film industry. Read more here…

Award-Winning Bollywood Films: Cannes Film Festival

In recent years, more and more Indian filmmakers make it a point to attend the Cannes Film Festival (because of its significance). Despite the huge number of movies that gets churned out by Bollywood, not many films have won recognition at this festival. Only a few Indian films have won awards here, over the years. Read more here…

Bollywood Stars At The Cannes Film Festival 2014

Bollywood is going global and it did make its presence felt at the Cannes Film Festival this year, going by the number of Bollywood celebrities on the Cannes red carpet. Here’s a look at who showed up…