2016 Cannes Film Festival 5 things to know about 69th edition

The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 11 to May 22, 2016.

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The 2016 Cannes Film Festival is set to kick off in few hours.

Check out six things you should know about one of the most notable events on the international film calendar.

Here we go;

1. The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 11 to May 22, 2016.

2. Australian director George Miller, who premiered his movie "Mad Max: Fury Road" at the Cannes in 2015, was announced as the president of the Jury for the main competition.

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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn at Cannes Film Festival 2015

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3. French actor Laurent Lafitte will host the opening and closing ceremonies.

4. "Cafe Society," a film by Woody Allen, has been selected to open the festival.

5. Japanese director Naomi Kawase would serve as the Short Film Jury president.

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Jane Fonda at the Cannes Film Festival red carpet

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6. Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award winners Kemi Lala Akindoju and OC Ukeje are currently in Paris for the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

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Kemi Lala Akindoju in France for 2016 Cannes Film Festival

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In 2015, South African film "Ayanda" from award-winning director Sara Blecher Ukeje screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

On Wednesday night, May 13, 2015, 54 years old Julianne Moore declared the 68th edition of the annual Cannes Film Festival open in France.

Watch George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" trailer below.

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