The Art of Being Seen at Cannes Film Festival VIP Parties

One of the benefits of attending one of the world’s premier film festivals is having the opportunity of being part of some of the most-awaited VIP parties of the year. Mix and mingle with A-list celebrities, top fashion models, film producers, directors, influencers, business tycoons, socialites and others in the world of glitz and glamor.

The red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, 2019.

Read on as we highlight some of the most popular parties held in tandem with the Cannes Film Festival. There are various VIP packages available, so choose those celebrations you would love to attend.

American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) Cinema Against AIDS Party

Caroline Scheufele, artistic director and co-president of Chopard, the Swiss-based manufacturer of luxury watches and jewelry, at last year’s AmFAR Gala in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival. [Source:]

This is the party most people want to attend. This world-renowned fundraiser has been held every year since 1993 during the festival. When you have a pass to this gala, you’re holding a coveted ticket. One of the highlights of this black-tie evening is the unpredictable live auction which has included a family portrait sitting with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, a trip into space with Leonardo di Caprio, a kiss from George Clooney and art pieces from Andy Warhol. Tickets start at £13,000 for a supporter right up to £500,000 for the Grand Philanthropist Package. Since its inception, AmFAR Cinema Against AIDS has raised more than $100 million.

Jean Pigozzi’s Pool Party Lunch

If you relish attending intimate and private parties, this is the one. These pool parties are just about as famous as some of the guests who have attended over the years. At Mr. Pigozzi’s 35-acre villa estate guests like Mick Jagger, Jane Fonda, Sharon Stone, Tony Bennett and Elle Macpherson have all made appearances. You can expect many of Hollywood’s top celebrities to be there.

Eva Longoria Party

Actor and Desperate Housewives’ star Eva Longoria hosts a charity event for children at each Cannes Film Festival. She invites celebrity friends for dinner and drinks. Expect a star-studded time. Everyone gets a photo taken with Eva. A Platinum ticket is £2,999 per person, while a VIP ticket – which gets you seated at a table with a celebrity – is £5,999 per person.

While you’re in Cannes attending the film fest and putting in appearances at parties, staying in a beautiful home where you can do some entertaining of your own, is essential. The sumptuous Villa Arcadia with its spectacular water view is an impeccable choice. Relax with a cocktail by the outdoor, saltwater pool. This is living in your own palace in paradise.

Chopard Dinner and Party

Chopard is a luxe brand known for creations of fashion-forward jewelry and unparalleled watches. It is also known for its tremendous soirees, one of which is held during the Cannes Film Festival. This exclusive event brings in top celebrities from around the world who are lured by the baubles they can flash for the night. The dinner and party is £12,000 per person, while the party alone is £5,000 per person.

Private Yacht Party Hosted by Leonardo di Caprio

Who wouldn’t love spending time on an elegant yacht where Leonardo di Caprio makes sure your champagne glass is full? Have conversations with other elite guests and relish every moment of this monumental evening. Tickets start at £12,000 per person.

Other Top Parties:

  • Chopard Gents’ Night
  • Magnum Beach Party
  • Philipp Plein Fashion Show
  • L’Oreal Party

Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Actress Helen Mirren walks the red carpet at a past Cannes Film Festival. [Source:]

You can also attend the opening and closing ceremonies and walk the red carpet with the film that opens the festival.

Seating prices for the opening ceremony are:

  • Balcony: £4,500 per person
  • Corbeille: £5,800 per person
  • Orchestra: £6,500 per person
  • Official Afterparty Opening Ceremony from £4,500 per person
  • Yacht Afterparty & Cocktail Opening Ceremony from £4,500 per person

Seating prices for the closing ceremony are:

  • Balcony: £3,500 per person
  • Corbeille: £4,800 per person
  • Orchestra: £5,450 per person

Allow LVH to arrange a special VIP package for you to the Cannes Film Festival and the parties you would love to attend. Let us work our magic and we will have you in the thick of the excitement at the world’s foremost film festival.

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