ACID promotes cinema distribution of independent films and encourages debate between authors and audiences.
Dates: May 18, 2023 - May 27, 2023
What is Acid Cannes
ACID promotes films among cinema programmers in over 400 independent venues (partner and/or member) in collaboration with distributors.
ACID organizes over 450 discussions, masterclasses, and concerts with directors, scriptwriters, actors, and composers in order to educate and diversify audiences.
Films supported by ACID are watched throughout the year by programmers from 100 festivals in over 40 countries worldwide. These international partnerships allow them to discover and access films that often do not have a distributor or a sales agent as well as the filmmakers' trips for a hundred Q&A each year.
Films supported by ACID are seen by programmers from over 100 festivals in over 40 countries around the world throughout the year. These international collaborations enable them to discover and access films that do not have a distributor or sales agent, as well as the filmmakers' trips for a hundred Q&A sessions each year.
Since its inception, the association has been fighting against film exposure disparities and developing policy proposals to improve the distribution of independent cinema.
Education is an important part of ACID's activities, which include collaborations with school boards, high schools, universities, cultural associations, and the organization of screenings for schools and workshops in vacation centers and penitentiaries. When new films are released, ACID also publishes pedagogical documents.
The Young Ambassadors share and discuss their favorite films with their friends and family, spread the word about screenings, and even co-organize screenings with the help of ACID member movie theaters. It is also a place of learning and discovery, with Q&As organized throughout the year between film crews and the association's filmmakers, as well as talks from those who make the films.