Fashion Channel As we approach the delivery of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22nd, the Côte d'Azur has been hosting some of the most exclusive parties and events. The amfAR Gala was held on May 19 in Cannes. With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. Since 1985, amfAR has invested $450 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide. Through its $100 million Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, amfAR aims to develop the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival is held from May 11 to 22 2016 in the south of France. With an abundance of A-list attendees and plenty of opportunities for glorious red-carpet appearances, as well as being one of the most notable dates on the international film calendar, few events rival the sartorial spectacle and star power of Cannes Film Festival.