Wednesday, May 15

10:30 p.m. Festival opening night party (Carlton Beach)

Thursday, May 16

Noon-2 p.m. Mario Batali lunch, through 18th (American Pavilion)

12:30 p.m. FilmFour distributors lunch (Martinez pool)

5-7 p.m. Alliance Atlantis cocktail (23 rue Mace, 4th floor)

7:30 p.m. Troma Films party (Perfect Persuasion boat, Old Port)

8 p.m. Critics’ Week opening party (Espace Miramar)

8 p.m. Cannes Market opening night party (Carlton Beach)

Midnight “Searching for Debra Winger” party (Martinez Beach)

Friday, May 17

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “Confessions of a Festival Director” roundtable (Variety Village)

12:30 p.m. Miramax distributors lunch

3:30-4:30 p.m. “Variety Exclusive” interview with Robert Evans (Variety Village)

5:30-7:30 p.m. Lion’s Gate’s 5th Anniversary party (Variety Village)

10 p.m. Winchester Films’ “Scorched” party (Majestic Beach)

Saturday, May 18

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “Pitch Me!!” panel (Variety Village)

Noon Intermedia luncheon (Majestic Beach)

3-4:30 p.m. “Strategies for Film Marketing and Distribution” panel (Variety Village)

5-7 p.m. MGM/UA cocktail (Majestic Beach)

5:30-7:30 p.m. 10 Producers to Watch party (Variety Village)

8 p.m.Women in Film/Future Film Group party (Kodak Pavilion)

8-11 p.m. Hong Kong Film Night (Carlton Beach)

10 p.m. MTV/MGM/UA “Bond” party (Pierre Cardin Villa)

10:30 p.m. Vanity Fair party (Eden Roc, Hotel du Cap)

Midnight “24 Hour Party People” midnight rave

Sunday, May 19

10:30 a.m. Morgan Creek brunch (Moulin de Mougins)

11 a.m.-noon “Variety Exclusive” interview with director Michael Moore (Variety Village)

1 p.m.Overseas Film Group lunch for “Evelyn” (Eden Roc)

3-4:30pm IFP/New York “American Directors at Cannes panel,” moderated by Roger Ebert (Variety Village)

5-7 p.m. IFP/IFC reception (Variety Village)

6-8 p.m. BFC, British Screen cocktails (Kodak apartment)

6:30 p.m. Toha Towa party (Majestic)

7-9 p.m. German cinema cocktails (German Pavilion)

8 p.m. Splendid cocktails (Sunchaser yacht, Old Port)

9 p.m.-midnight Franchise Pictures party (Big Eagle boat)

11 p.m. “Morvern Callar” party (The Loft)

Monday, May 20

11 a.m.-noon “Variety Exclusive” interview with director Alexander Payne and New Line’s Bob Shaye (Variety Village)

Noon-2 p.m. Todd English lunch, through 21st (American Pavilion)

3-4:30 p.m. IFP/New York’s “Financing Independent Film” panel (Variety Village)

5 p.m. “Gangs of New York” footage screening (Palais)

7-9 p.m. Miramax cocktail (Bioli), followed by IEG’s “Gangs” party

7-9 p.m. Future Film Group “Cromwell & Fairfax” party (FFG yacht)

10 p.m. Nordic party (Long Beach)

Tuesday, May 21

11 a.m.-noon “Variety’s Exclusive” interview with Colin Callender, prexy, HBO Fims (Variety Village)

1-3 p.m. IFG luncheon (Eden Roc, Hotel du Cap)

3-4:30 p.m. “Digital Cinema” panel (Variety Village)

6-8 p.m. Cinerenta cocktail (Variety Village)

7 p.m. ICM/Capitol Films’ “Spider” dinner (Synergy mansion)

Wednesday, May 22

11 a.m.-noon “Variety Exclusive” interview (Variety Village)

Noon-2 p.m. Tyler Florence lunch, through 24th (American Pavilion)

3-4:30 p.m. “The Producers” panel (Variety Village)

5:30-7:30 p.m. AFI/Variety party (Variety Village)

Thursday, May 23

7 p.m. AmFAR party, hosted by Elizabeth Taylor (Moulin de Mougins)

Friday, May 24

5:30 p.m. “Murder by Numbers” screening/dinner (Moulin de Mougins)

10 p.m. “Welcome to Collinwood” party (Noga Hilton)

Saturday, May 25

4:30-6:30 p.m. Warner Bros. “Two Weeks Notice” cocktails, with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant (Carlton Terrace)

Sunday, May 26

7 p.m. Closing night ceremony

NOTE: Events are strictly by invitation only; all info is subject to change