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There are 55 holiday rentals available for Cannes Film Festival 2014. The following are a selection of the properties available between 16th May 2014 - 27th May 2014.
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Cannes Croisette, Cannes
Splendid Suite Cannes in Cannes Croisette, Cannes
1-bed apartment
Sleeps 4 guests
Cannes Croisette, Cannes
Palais Apartment Cannes in Cannes Croisette, Cannes
2-bed apartment
Sleeps 6 guests
La Banane, Cannes
Rosemount Apartment in La Banane, Cannes
1-bed apartment
Sleeps 4 guests
Cannes Croisette, Cannes
1-bed apartment
Sleeps 4 guests
La Banane, Cannes
Jackson Cannes in La Banane, Cannes
2-bed apartment
Sleeps 4 guests
Cannes Croisette, Cannes
Oriental Apartment on La Croisette in Cannes Croisette, Cannes
2-bed apartment
Sleeps 5 guests
Cannes 1-Bed City Centre Apartment in Cannes
1-bed apartment
Sleeps 4 guests
La Banane, Cannes
Luxury Downtown Cannes  in La Banane, Cannes
3-bed apartment
Sleeps 8 guests
Cannes Croisette, Cannes
Vautrin Balcony Studio  in Cannes Croisette, Cannes
Studio apartment
Sleeps 2 guests
Californie, Cannes
6-bed villa
Sleeps 12 guests

Cannes Film Festival 2014

Cannes Croisette, mid May - late May

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The Palais
by Night
The Famous
Red Carpet
Cannes is beautiful in May
The Coveted
Palme d'OR
Sandy Beaches
The Cannes Film Festival began in 1939. It's widely considered to be the world's most important film festival.

In 1938, in reaction to controversial selections of films by the German and Italian fascist governments at the Venice Film Festival "La Grande Illusion", a film by Jean Renoir, was dismissed as being even eligible for the festival's top honour; Il Coppa Mussolini. It had been the clear favourite among cinema commentators and had been strongly tipped by the jury.

In a dramatic turn-about, the grand prize was awarded to a two-part German film called "Olympia", which was custom made for Goebbels to document Nazi successes at the 1938 Berlin Olympics in the stadium built by Albert Speer, and "Luciano Serra, Pilota", made by Mussolini's son. Needless to say it caused an uproar.

Then French Minister for Education; Jean Zay, decided to promote an International Cinema Festival in Cannes. Louis Lumiere became the first president of the first festival, which was to be staged on September 1, 1939. The declaration of war against Germany by France and the United Kingdom on September 3 1939 ruined the festival's première but not for long. The festival was re-kindled in 1946 and was staged from September 20 1946 to October 5 1946 in the former Casino in Cannes.

In 1949 the original Palais des Festivals was opened. The original Palais was replaced by a new, less handsome one in 1983.

The most prestigious award given out at Cannes is the Palme d'Or ("Golden Palm") for best film. The Palme D'Or is the logo of the Festival committee. The Internationally selected jury of movie professionals, grants many awards, including the Grand Prix ("Grand Prize"), the second most prestigious award.

The annual Awards include the following:

Palme d'Or - Golden Palm
Grand Prix du Festival International du Film - Grand Prize of the Festival (1946-1954)
Prix de la mise en scene - Best Director
Prix du Jury - Jury Prize
La Camera d'Or - Best first film
Prix du meilleur scenario - Best Screenplay
Prix d'interpretation feminine du Festival de Cannes - Best Actress
Prix d'interpretation masculine du Festival de Cannes - Best Actor
Prix un certain regard - Un Certain Regard Award
Prix de la FIPRESCI - International Federation of Film Critics Prize

During May the entire movie industry descends on Cannes on the French Riviera. It's the perfect glamorous setting for such an illustrious event, one that attracts stars and starlets, famous directors, cinematographers, writers and of course the legions of fans.

Careers are made and broken during the Cannes Festival, winning a prize means certain success, and directors who fail to make the grade, or producers who fail to get the funding, may disappear without trace.

The imagery of the Cannes Film Festival is pure glamour, since Brigitte Bardot pouted her way into pin-up girl celebrity at Cannes, the festival has been synonymous with Red Carpets, glamour, bikinis and celebrity parties.

Recent winners of the Palm D'Or:

Blue is the Warmest Colour


The Tree of Life

Uncle Boonmee who can Recall his Past Lives

The White Ribbon

The Class

Riviera Rental Guide specialises in providing rental villa and apartment accommodation for the Cannes Film Festival. Many studios and production houses use Riviera Rental Guide to provide luxury places to stay for the duration of the Festival de Cannes. In addition we rent studios and 1 bed apartments for fans convenient to the Palais Des Festivals.

cannes film festival posters

A visual journey

Cannes 1939Un certain regard
1946 Cannes film festival1951 Cannes film festival
Each year a new poster is delivered, a new image created and a new message displayed. The posters for the Cannes Film Festival have become something of a comment on the events journey since it began. The first festival was held in 1939 but the event was interrupted by war and didn't returned to full momentum until 1946.

Since then the event has changed and grown in significance to become one of the film worlds most prestigious events with more than 30,000 industry attendees in situ on the French Riviera during festival week.

At the turn of the century, as travel had become easier and more and more people with less and less money were starting to travel, the towns on the French Riviera realised that they were going to have to compete for attention, not just against other countries but also amongst themselves.

Travel posters advertising the delights of each town or region were used to entice foreigners and locals to visit each year. The success of these posters carried over into other areas and advertsing posters for the big events on the French Riviera began to appear.

The Monaco Grand Prix, the Cannes film festival, Nice Jazz festival as well as towns, beaches and local produce all appeared in ink to shout their existence to the world.

From the travel posters that first appeared at the turn of the century to posters for all the longest running events on the French Riviera these posters serve as a visual reminder of the history of the Cannes film festival.

Drama at Cannes Film festival 2011
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2011
Drama at Cannes Film festival 2011The 2011 Cannes Film Festival is drawing to a close and it has been something of a dramatic year both on and off the screen. 'We need to talk about Kevin' sparked shocked responses on screen while the limelight was comprehensively stolen off stage by the already controversial Danish director, Lars Von Trier.

'We need to talk about Kevin', stars Tilda Swinton as the lead character based on the book by Lionel Shriver of the true life events of Eva Miller, mother to mass murdering teenage killer Kevin.

The movie aroused comments not so much for its well known content but in Lynne Ramsays pared back, stark portrayal of the horrifying events and the emotional fallout of a mothers never-ending hell and a communities unending judgement and persecution.

Swinton is a powerful character actress and the film plays like an intense psychological horror rather than a 'shockumentary'. The harrowing movie received critical acclaim in particular for the intensity with which Swinton played it.

Off screen however, there was a furore of a different kind as director Lars Von Trier found himself expelled from the Cannes Film Festival for comments he made purporting to be a Nazi sympathiser. Whether the director was joking or not, and he did apologise for his comments, the Film Festival powers that be expelled the director immediately from any further participation in the festivals proceedings.

His film, 'Melancholia, staring Kirsten Dunst, was not withdrawn but there was little doubt that it would be over looked by the jury after such an off, off screen performance.

The rambling comments about Jews and Hitler were made during a press conference at which Kirsten Dunst was present and who was heard to exclaim, "Oh Lars that was intense", during the remarks and her unsmiling face left little doubt over her own reaction to his musings.

It looks like Cannes Film Festival will be remembered for the one where Lars Von Trier did a 'Mel Gibson' and publicly humiliated himself in front of his peers and the international world press.

With love to ...Cannes
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2011
With love to ...CannesThe Cannes Film Festival opened this year with a gentle start to an otherwise intense schedule of weighty films. Woody Allen's opening film, featuring his trademark ensemble cast, is a self proclaimed love letter to the city of Paris. Midnight in Paris is a love story set, obviously, in the French capital. It has gained some notoriety as it features French first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy in her first feature length film role since becoming the wife of France' premier.

The movie is a gentle tale that opens the festival with a whisper of sweet nothings in the ears of viewers rather than a bang, which was probably a wise move given that the films in competition offer some serious themes such as incarceration, drug abuse and serial murder.

Cannes Film Festival always has some offerings that cause a stir and have been reviled or renounced as offensive or just plain old controversial, such as the shocking mutilation in Lars Von Triers 2009 Antichrist film and Quentin Tarantino's glamourously violent features, too many to name.

The weighty issues and serious content of the films helps maintain the reputation of Cannes Film Festival as the one of the most important film festivals in the world but after watching a movie dealing with ritual suicide it is with some relief that there is room on the schedule for the likes of Kung Fu panda too.

Lights, camera, action...Cannes 2011
Posted on Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Lights, camera, action...Cannes 2011The 2011 Cannes Film Festival was opened on the 11th May by Italian director Bernardo Bertoclucci who was also awarded an honorary Palme d'Or. The ceremony was attended by all the jurors including Jude Law, Uma Thurman, Linn Ulmann, Nansun Shi, Johnnie To, Olivier Assayas and Mahamat Saleh Haroun and the 64th Cannes Film Festival President, Robert De Niro.

De Niro, heralded as the definitive actor's actor, was modest and brief in return, "Thanks for having invited me to be the President of the 64th Festival de Cannes. I hope I'll do a good job and thanks again, " said the actor.

A montage of the great actors work was played for the assembled crowd and jazz musician Jamie Cullum played a New York themed tribute set for the American actor.

A smooth start for the 2011 Film Festival in Cannes and the stars stand poised for the coming days of high powered activity.

What to expect from Cannes Film Festival 2011
Posted on Thursday, 14 April 2011
What to expect from Cannes Film Festival 2011The big reveal is not for a few days yet, when the announcement will be made in Paris, and there is the usual secrecy surrounding the official selection for the Cannes Film Festival. However good news spreads fast and it seems that officials of the Festival have talked Pedro Almodovar into reconsidering his decision not to enter his latest movie "The Skin That I Inhabit".

Almodovar, who has won at Cannes several times, is reunited with Hollywood heartthrob Antonio Banderas, an actor who can attribute some of his huge fame to the director when he cast him in his 1990 hit, "Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down".

It is a relief to organisers that such a heavy weight is entered as many films expected to show are simply not ready in time for the competition and star power was looking a little thin on the ground.

It is a delicate balance for the Cannes Festival organisers who strive to maintain the Film Festivals status and reputation without getting crushed under the weight of the Hollywood hit machine while still catering to the gliterati.

Thursday will see the Official selection announced in Paris and then the 64th Cannes Film Festival organisers will know if they have finely tuned the balance or not.

Recommended Holiday Rentals

For the Cannes Film Festival 2014 (16th May 2014 - 27th May 2014)

Splendid Suite Cannes

French Riviera » Cannes » Cannes Croisette 90 sq.m. Apartment 0520
»Holiday rental apartment
»Total Price:$45,102.44
»Per person (x4):$11,275.61
Beachfront, City Centre
Remarkable 1-bedroom apartment on the famous Croisette in Cannes, featuring elevated sea views, two balconies, and a prestigious location.

Palais Apartment Cannes

French Riviera » Cannes » Cannes Croisette 75 sq.m. Apartment 0292
»Holiday rental apartment
»Total Price:$25,087.07
»Per person (x6):$4,181.18
Beachfront, Sea View
Set on the luxurious 'Boulevard de la Croisette' and only a minute's walk from the celebrated Palais des Festivals, this fantastic two-bedroom apartment is the perfect location for a quiet Riviera holiday or attending one of Cannes' international events.

Rosemount Apartment

French Riviera » Cannes » La Banane 20 sq.m. Apartment 0515
»Holiday rental apartment
»Total Price:$3,882.37
»Per person (x4):$970.59
City Centre
1-bedroom loft apartment located on the prestigious shopping strip, rue d’Antibes.

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