The very first Marché du Film took place in 1959 in a tiny canvas screening room perched on the roof of the old Palais Croisette.It was the 13th edition of the Festival de Cannes, the very first international cultural event to launch in the post-war period that soon became an unmissable event for film industry professionals.In that little canvas screening room, a few dozen Festival attendees saw the growing influence of the Festival and wanted to help film industry professionals meet and do business against the backdrop of the buzzing atmosphere of the Festival.The Marché du Film was born.
Over 12,500 film industry professionals head to Cannes each year to present and discover almost 4,000 films and projects in development at 33 screening venues.Fueled by this success, the Marché has expanded since the turn of the century. The Riviera and Lérins exhibition halls form a hub around the world-famous Palais des Festivals and the Village International has become the top venue for promoting films from all over the world.
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