For six decades now the Cannes film festival has been at the epicentre of cinema. Screen's 60th celebration (below) looks at the enduring importance of Cannes and speaks to a range of Palme d'Or winners (see sidebar, right) about how it feels to pick up world cinema's greatest prize.

Sun, sea and cents: the bucks start here
From the 1980s to the private equity boom, Cannes has been synonymous with the business of film. Nick Roddick, former editor of Screen International, charts its development as an international deal-making hub.

'Without the auteurs there wouldn't be a festival'
Festival president Gilles Jacob and artistic director Thierry Fremaux talk about stars and auteurs, resisting pressure and staying relevant in the digital age. Plus Cannes by the numbers.

Jury service: the acclaim game
The 'can't live with them, can't live without them' approach to the Competition awards has been a recurrent theme over Cannes' 59 editions. But what's it like to sit on the jury'

Taking a critical angle
Evaluating Cannes' wealth of films is an exhilarating - and exhausting - experience for critics. Long may it continue, says Derek Malcolm. Plus ten years of the Screen Jury at Cannes