5 Unknown Facts About Cannes Lions festival 2019

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We all know about the Cannes Film Festival. Of course, the presence of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, and Sonam Kapoor made us realize that the efforts of these celebrities in films and fashion has lifted our nation globally.

However, did you know that there is the Cannes Lions Festival as well? Well, those who know about it deserve a pat on their back and those who don’t; no need to worry, we have you covered.

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Here are some facts that one needs to know about the Cannes Lions Festival:

What, where and when?

The Cannes Lions Festival is a global event and the largest gathering for the people working in creative communication, advertising, and related fields.
The Cannes Lions Festival is a five-day festival held yearly in Cannes, France.
Each June, around 11,00 candidates from 90 countries, visit Cannes to celebrate this festival.

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History: Advertising health

The festival was inspired by the Cannes Film festival. The first was staged in Venice in 1954 followed by the next in Monte Carlo and the third festival was held in Cannes. The venue swayed between Venice and Cannes until 1984 where the event finally settled in France.

What happens?

Festival is a means of celebrating-

  • Best creativity in brand communication.
  • Discuss industry issues.
  • Is a way of networking.

Multiple award ceremonies along with an opening and a closing gala, are the week’s activities.


The awards are categorized in Film, Film Craft, Industry Craft, Digital Craft, Media, Print & Publishing, Outdoor, Direct, Pharma, Health & Wellness, Design, Radio & Audio, Mobile, Branded Content & Entertainment, Brand Experience & Activation, Creative e-Commerce, Entertainment, Entertainment Lions for Music, PR, Creative Effectiveness, Social & Influencer, Creative Data, Innovation and Titanium, as well as Glass: The Lion for Change and Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2013, the Festival launched a new category called the Innovation Lions, which are supposed to “honour the technology and innovation which facilitates creativity”, including recognition of the ‘Top 10 Startups to Watch’. Additionally, global start-ups can apply for the Start-up Academy to receive festival passes and access mentor-ship sessions.

Lions Competition:

Cannes Lions festival in 2012 decided to launch the Lions competition which awards the people related to the fields such as creative communication, wellness, and sustainability.

The competition is a two-day event where the participants explore and debate the essential and unique issues relating to the world of healthcare communications.

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Young Lions Competition:

Previously known as Young creatives competition, Young Lions Competition began in 1995.

The competition is for the advanced professionals up to 30 years old working in teams of two. There are seven divisions that come under this competition are-

  • Print
  • Cyber
  • Film
  • Design
  • Young Marketers
  • Media
  • PR

Young Lions Competitions

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