Each year in May over 200,000 people descend on the small Riviera resort town of Cannes to take part in all the glitz and glamour that is the Cannes Film Festival. The mere mention of the city instantly conjures up images of red carpets, paparazzi camera flashes, and celebrity parties. However, for those in the movie business the festival is an essential calendar date for another reason: it's also the largest film market and industry get-together on the planet. Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide is the leading handbook for filmmakers and film industry professionals looking to attend the Cannes Film Festival for the first time. Demystifying the event and providing practical advice to see you through 12 days on the Riviera, this book is about helping you get the very best out of your visit to the world's most famous film festival.