Cannes Film Festival

Festival de Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world.

Cannes Film Festival Dates: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France

Accreditation

The Festival de Cannes is reserved to film industry professionals. Every participant must be granted accreditation to take part in the Festival. Professional accreditations are granted by professional category.

  1. Filmmaker Accreditation: must have a current professional activity in the film and entertainment industry
  2. Press Accreditation:  to authorised media representatives only
  3. Marché (Film Market) Badge: you must work professionally in the cinema and entertainment industry
  4. Three days in Cannes Pass: reserved for cinema lovers aged between 18 and 28.

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Cannes Film Festival Submission

Submit a Short Film, Documentary or Feature Film for Cannes Film Festival Official Selection.

Feature Films

Short Films

Parallel Competitions

Parallel Sections (also called Sidebars) run simultaneously during Festival de Cannes, and winners get announced during the official award ceremony.

Cannes Film Festival Awards

Cannes Awards divides its official selections into distinct categories. Only films competing in the main competition are eligible for the Palme d'Or, Grand Prix, and Jury Prize. In addition to acting, directing, and screenwriting honors for the main competition, there are also awards for best short film.

Palme d'Or

Golden Palm is the highest prize awarded for a feature film at the Cannes Film Festival, widely considered one of the film industry's most prestigious awards.

Palme d'Or du Court Métrage

Short Film Palme d'Or is the highest prize awarded to a short film at the Cannes Film Festival.

Grand Prix

The Grand Prix is an award bestowed by the jury for competing feature films, the second-most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d'Or.

Prix du Jury

The Jury Prize is an award bestowed by the jury for competing feature films, the third-most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d'Or and the Grand Prix.

Prix de la Mise en Scène

Best Director Award is given for the best achievement in directing and chosen by the International Jury from the Films in the Competition..

Prix d'interprétation Masculine

The Best Actor Award is an award given to an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance from the films in official competition slate.

Prix d'interprétation Féminine

The Best Actress Award is an award given to an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance from the films in official competition..

Prix du Scénario

The Best Screenplay Award is an award presented by the Jury to the best screenwriter for their work on a film of the official selection.

Prix Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard is used to showcase first-time features, experimental methods, and forward-thinking ideas evident in the work of well-established directors but not yet acknowledged by the mainstream.

Cinef

Cinef selects short and medium-length films presented by film schools from all over the world.

Caméra d'Or

The Golden Camera is an award of the Cannes Film Festival for the best first feature film presented in one of the Cannes' selections (Official Selection, Directors' Fortnight or International Critics' Week).

* Films that don't quite meet the Competition criteria are shown Out of Competition, but the Cannes selection committee still wishes to acknowledge them.

  • Feature films also run for the SACD Prize for best screenplay and the ACID Prize that helps the film to be distributed.
  • All first features presented are eligible for the Caméra d'Or prize, awarded during the official award ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival.
  • All documentary feature films are eligible for the Oeil d'Or prize, awarded during the official award ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival

Address

The Palais des Festivals is located at 1 Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, France

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