8th Positive Cinema Week in Cannes, May 24-27
The 8th Positive Cinema Week will take place from 24 to 27 May in Cannes, under the auspices of the Festival and with Eric Judor as patron. The Positive Cinema Award will be presented on the CNC beach on May 26th.
Created in 2016 and organised by the Positive Planet group chaired by Jacques Attali, in partnership with the CNC and the City of Cannes, the Positive CInema Week (directed by Sam Bobino) takes place every year in Cannes during the International Film Festival and dedicates a cinema that changes the way we look at the world, questions its industry and puts its art at the service of future generations. The Positive Cinema aims to challenge the audience, to make them react and to encourage them to commit and act for a better world.
The programme includes screenings of feature films and shorts during the Cannes Film Festival in theatres and in the open air, conferences, round tables and discussions with personalities and film professionals on the theme of inclusion and commitment, as well as meetings with schoolchildren and film students from the City of Cannes and with the public.
These few days will also see the presentation of the Positive CInema Award to the most positive feature film of the official selection in competition at the Cannes Festival, and the ascent of the steps of the Positive Cinema delegation.
The objective is to offer a platform to committed and alerting cinema, but also to encourage cinema professionals to make films that make people want to commit to improving the world in the interest of future generations. As part of the DNA of the Cannes Film Festival, Positive Cinema Week is a free, popular and open to all cinema event.
On the occasion of this 2023 edition, a partnership will be announced with the Megacities-ShortDocs Festival, from which three of the winners will be invited to the next Cannes Film Festival. The director of the "Best ShortDoc" of the 9th edition will walk up the steps on 24th May 2024.