The Cannes International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world. It is the world's most prestigious and publicized film festival. It's held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Given massive media exposure, the non-public festival is attended by many movie stars and is a popular venue for film producers to launch their new films and attempt to sell their works to the distributors who come from all over the globe.
Given by Independent Entities:
The Selection Committee of the Festival de Cannes is exclusively in charge of the following sections of the Official Selection: Competition (short and feature films), Out of Competition and Un Certain Regard. The selection Committee decides which section a film can participate in. The non-official sections Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week are independent of the Cannes Film Festival. They are in charge of their own respective selections.
To submit a film, you need to:
It is possible to present a working copy of the film. When filling out the entry form, please state if it is the final version or a working version. Submission of a working copy does not allow for later submission of a final copy.
Audio language: original
Subtitles language: english and/or french
World premiere required.
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Longs métrages en Compétition / Hors Compétition / Un Certain Regard. In order to be selected as a feature film, your film must be more than 60 minutes long. APPLICATION AND SCREENING FEE FOR THE PRESELECTION OF FEATURE FILMS: • DVD, or Blu-ray Disc: 50 euros all taxes included. • Beta (SP or Digital): 150 euros all taxes included. • 35mm film print: 200 euros all taxes included. • DCP (Digital Cinema Package): 300 euros all taxes included. • HDCAM / HDCAM-SR : 350 euros all taxes included.
Unless a special waiver is granted, a film must comply with the following conditions in order to be submitted: - have been directed by a student within his/her film school curriculum; - have been made during the 18 months preceding the Festival; - have not been presented at major international festivals. A film can have been shown at a festival in its country of origin; - not exceed 60 minutes in running-time. Documentaries are not accepted. upload your film directly on our website OR send a DVD or a Blu-ray Disc together with a copy of your registration slip showing the reference and bar code attributed to your film which you will receive automatically upon validation of your application (essential for the identification of your film).
Only films that meet the following conditions may be submitted for consideration by the Official Selection: • Films that have been produced during the twelve months preceding the Festival • Films whose distribution is limited to their country of origin • Films that have not been presented at any international motion picture event. If the film has been selected for an international section (competitive or not) of a festival, it becomes ineligible for the Festival de Cannes. A selection is international if it presents films from different countries. • Films that have not been shown on the Internet • Short films that do not exceed 15 minutes in length, including credits. Short films can be directly uploaded during the registration process (cf. technical specifications below). No short film sent in other formats (DVD, BluRay, Beta, ...) will be viewed.