The Cannes Film Festival is the world's most prestigious film festival, held annually in Cannes, France. It is the only film festival to be "in competition," meaning the films are judged for awards by a jury. It is a showcase for international film-making talent and has been the launching pad for some of the world's most beloved films. Cannes also provides a platform for important debates and discussions on topics related to the industry and its future. It is an event that attracts filmmakers, critics, industry professionals, and movie lovers from around the world, and is a celebration of cinema and its importance to our culture.