Cannes Film Festival

From Air France: photo contest and in-flight film festival

During May, the Air France in-flight entertainment system (my favorite channel: language lessons) is showing films chosen as past winners of the Cannes Film Festival.


Through August 15th, 2009, the airline is also having a photography competition and is asking people to send in photographs on the theme “Air France livery: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow“.

I know the contest is open to everyone, but I can’t tell you much more than that because so far I’ve only found instructions written in French. I can tell you, though, that the top prize is a Breitling watch worth €3,800 (about US $5,100) and that other prizes include Air France flights and Airbus A380 simulator experiences.

Films, fashion and flying

The Cannes Film Festival runs through May 25th and Air France, the festival’s official air carrier, has posted intriguing new film-related material on a special site.

Poke around and you’ll find excerpts from films “starring” Air France as well as a gallery of photos showing actors and actresses such as Audrey Hepburn, Buster Keaton and Sean Connery posing on Air France planes.

My favorite section of the site: the virtual paper flight attendant doll with mix-and-match designer outfits. (You’ll need to click through a bit; stay to the right.)