Here we are again, with the May 2011 Cannes film festival on all next week in Cannes. The city of Cannes prepares to meet and greet artists and professionals form all around the world, with shall we say, love appetite and impatience.
It’s always an exciting event, from the announcement on April 14th of the selection; to the arrivals and mystery surround the greatest film makers, actors and other film artists, the massive return of the professionals, film buffs and a virbrant Film Market. As to the weather, unless our favourite Icelandic volcano acts alone over the skies of Europe again, it should be perfect!
This year, Cannes has installed a little innovation here and there. As a guest, Egyptian film culture, home of great cinema, has signalled to the world their desire for democracy and freedom like Tunisia, which will also be present. A selection for film crews to meet each other .
There are fifty films in the Official selection, dozens of guests, celebrities, arriving every day, hundreds of screenings, thousands of film buffs, well worth a visit..
On your first visit to the 64th Cannes festival, here is some information to help you and make your stay as pleasant as possible.
On arrival at the Airport
Buses -The express line #210 (Bus Rapides Côte d’Azur) provides a shuttle service between Nice Airport (Terminal 1) and Cannes Bus Station (near the Palais). Journey time is 50 minutes.
Timetable: The first bus leaves at 8:00 am, then every 30 minutes from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
SINGLE FARE: €15.60 ROUND TRIP: €25.50
For further information: http://www.rca.tm.fr/
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE BUS DEPARTURES TICKET OFFICE
Allô Taxi Cannes: + 33 (0) 890 712 227.
Fare from the airport to Cannes: €80 (approx.)
When you arrive at the Palais
There is security scanning at each entrance to the Festival Zone. To avoid long lines at entry points, please leave any bags at the left luggage office at Bistingo barrier (next to Casino Croisette) before coming into the Palais or collecting your Festival badge.
Access to the Accreditations office
Location: Palais, Level 01, Croisette side entrance, to the right of the main entrance.
From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm from 10 May to 13 May.
From 9:00 a.m. to 6.00 pm from 14 May to 20 May for Marché du Film accreditations and to 21 May for Festival and Press accreditations.