The CannesFilm Festival has announced plans for its fourth annual Europe Day to take placeon May 23.

The maintheme to be discussed will be "European Films Go Global;" with discussionscentering on getting European films seen on as many screens around the world aspossible.

Filmprofessionals will gather with European culture ministers and representativesof the European Commission.

Ministerswho have confirmed their participation include those from the UK, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Portugal and Hungary. Those outside the European Unionbut who are part of the Media Film Promotion programwill be invited for the first time including Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.

Brazil's culture minister Gilberto Gilwill make a keynote speech while new distribution platforms will have a specialpresence via representatives from France Telecom, Telecom Italia, Vivendi Universal, AOL-Time Warner, Fastweband Tiscali.

Europe Dayis an initiative spearheaded by European Commissioner for Information Societyand Media Vivane Reding andCannes Festival president Gilles Jacob and is held under the patronage of France's culture minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres. A guest of honour will be named shortly.