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.”