Celluloid Diaries: Visiting the Cannes Film Festival

Monday, June 30, 2014

Visiting the Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

The weeks have just been flying by like crazy here. I've hardly been able to write as I've been busy cleaning out my old apartment and moving into a new one with my boyfriend while also trying to maintain two blogs.

Now that I'm fully settled, I hope to finish the book I'm writing about Avalon, move forward with a (still secret) new movie project, and publish all the exciting new posts I have in store for you.

Today I'd like to share with you the images I shot at the Cannes Film Festival in May. I didn't have time to share those with you yet, although I really love them!

Visiting the Cannes Film Festival had been on my bucket list ever since I was a child, and I was so lucky to have been invited by Offscreen this year.

Needless to say, I was bursting out of happiness in Cannes. It's such an exciting place as it not only made me dream but also allowed me to make those dreams come true.

Anyways, I'll leave you all with a series of pictures. I'll be following up in a few days with an overview of the best and worst movies of the festival.

Cannes Film Festival billboard ads
The Expendibles
Maleficent billboard ad

These giant billboard ads are actually chic hotels.

Cannes Film Festival red carpet pictures
Cannes Film Festival crowds
Cannes crowds picture
Cannes people pictures

Throughout the day, Cannes is just a busy tourist town. But once the stars arrive, the entire population flocks together around the red carpet.

Cannes Film Festival pavilions
Cannes yachts

In between movies, I sat at one of the pavilions with a view on the sea and the yachts to write.

Cannes beach
Cannes Croisette
Cannes Croisette

Or, if I had less time, I just rested at the beach or walked along the famous Croisette.

Restaurant Gavroche Cannes
Cannes old town pictures
Cannes old town
Cannes Film Festival pictures

Evenings were usually spent in the old part of Cannes, which is definitely the most charming part. This is also where most restaurants are located. And if you walk to the top like we did, there's a magnificent viewpoint overlooking the entire city.

Juan-les-Pins beach
Juan-les-Pins by night
Juan-les-Pins night
Juan les Pins

After dinner in the old town, we went back to our hotel in Juan-les-Pins, a small holiday resort next to Cannes.

Dog Cannes Film Festival
Dogs Cannes Film Festival

But if there's one lesson to be learned, it's that the most handsome stars at the Cannes Film Festival are rarely the actors or filmmakers, but dogs ...


  1. Dig the old streets and alleys. How cool you got to go to Cannes!

  2. Those buildings are so cool looking! Looks like you had a great time! Good luck with your novel and secret movie project!

  3. These pictures are beautiful! I loved Cannes. The last time I was there was July 3-6, 1998. I may repost a story about our 4th of July there called "Trolling For Rich People".

  4. As a movie buff, I would LOVE to visit the Cannes Film Festival someday. I read once that this is where Reservoir Dogs got its initial review buzz going :)

  5. Great pictures! Looks like a great time.

  6. I enjoyed all your photos! I'm sure they're as close as I'll ever get to the Cannes Film Festival, LOL!

  7. The festival looks great! My favourite picture is the 15th one of Cannes old town, with the apartments and the stairs.

  8. Love the photos! Thanks for giving us a peek at the Cannes Film Festival. :)

  9. Wow, looks like you had a brilliant time there. I'd love to visit the Cannes Film Festival one day.

  10. I've never met anyone who attended the Cannes Film Festival before. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! :)

  11. wow! those pictures are amazing… I feel like I was there with you :)

    that last shot of the pooch.. too cute!

  12. Those are great pictures! It almost made me feel like I was there. What a terrific experience for you!

  13. Congrats ;o) So happy for you ;o) I love the pictures ;o) Amazing! Those dog photos are so precious! Hugs ;o)

  14. Wow!!!!! What amazing photos!!!!!! Just beautiful!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  15. So jealous! LOVE that you allowed us a little insight into Cannes... love the piccies. And oh my, the dog cooling his tummy in the shade. He is beautiful. X

  16. It looks al so great!

  17. These pictures are great! I enjoyed learning more about Cannes.

  18. Wow. you look like attended the cannes at the right time. It looks like you had a wonderful experience.

  19. Bwa-ha-ha-ha! What a cute dog. Man! That's about how I'd feel after spending all day in a beautiful city. What a fun trip!

  20. Ha Vanessa,mooi als je als kind een droom hebt
    en je droom komt uit machtig mooi!!
    Prachtige foto,s waar je met plezier op terug kijken kunt....
    een groet Christiene.

  21. Oh, my, what lovely photos of Cannes. You are so lucky! Loved it all!

  22. Stunning pictures. It looks exciting. I've read about it for years and it must be a blast to attend.

  23. When you have something like Cannes to show, all you need is pictures. They are gorgeous, truly. They make me want to go write!

    Thank you so much for sharing. Then those of us that couldn't be there and burst with happiness with you could get a small taste of that world ;)

  24. Love the photos! Thanks for giving us a peek at the Cannes Film Festival.

  25. Thank for sharing!!!

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