Quick Guide: Cannes Film Festival
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History and structure

In Competition

Out of Competition

Festival side events

Critics and Directors

Marche Du Film

Out of Competition
Hollywood stars flock to Cannes every year

A number of other feature films are also shown Out of Competition.

These are usually films the Festival feels deserve a screening at Cannes, but cannot justify a position in the official programme.

Out of Competition films in the past have included world premieres, such as George Lucas' Star Wars Episode II.

Footage of works in progress from respected film-makers are also shown Out of Competition, such as Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York in 2002.