Cannes Events

CANNES CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

Opening night ceremony and film, “Primary Colors.”

THURSDAY, MAY 14

Start of Official Selection, Directors Fortnight, Intl. Critics Week, Cinemas en France, and mart.

FRIDAY, MAY 15

International Film Market cocktail party, MIF Pavilion, 5 p.m. Conference on Intl. Audiovisual Rights, Palais des Festivals Variety’s Ten International Producers to Watch reception, Variety Pavilion, 4-6 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 16

Conference on Intl. Audiovisual Rights, Palais des Festivals

MONDAY, MAY 18

Award of the Maurice Bessy prize for film criticism.

IFP Seminar “Financing Independent Film,” Variety Pavilion; 3:30-5 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 19

Seminar with veteran lensers Raoul Coutard (France) and Jack Cardiff (U.K.), under the banner “Lumiere sur…” American Directors at Cannes Press Conference, Variety Pavilion; 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

Annual “Lecon de cinema” lecture, this year given by vet Egyptian helmer Youssef Chahine. “Are Movies Too Loud?” seminar sponsored by Dolby Laboratories, Variety Pavilion, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. IFP/New Producers Alliance Breakfast, Variety Pavilion, 10-11:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 21

Award of the Francois Chalais prize.

“Critics/Filmmakers: Clashing & Commiserating” seminar, Variety Pavilion, 11:30-1 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 22

Intl. Critics Week ends.

Gala dinner and awards ceremony for Cinefondation (student filmmakers) participants.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Close of the “Homage to Producers” fest-long event, with a trophy awarded to one of the honorees.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

Main awards ceremony and closing night film, “Godzilla.”

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