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Cannes

France | Features
 

Start:
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8 May 2018
17 May 2018

The Cannes Film Festival is the biggest and most important celebration of cinema on the annual festival calendar and a unique opportunity to build a network of international film industry professionals. 

Register for the market

Please make sure you register before 2nd March 2018 to secure the early bird rate of:
Marché du Film €275 (excluding tax)
Marché du Film & Producers Network €339 (excluding tax)
Marché du Film & Producers Workshop €339 (excluding tax)

For pricing after March 2nd, details on what market registration gives and how to register please visit here. Only registrations made before 4th April 2018 will appear in the official Cannes Market Guide.

How to apply for Cannes Film Market support

Screen Australia is offering grants of up to $6,000 toward registration and travel costs for producers attending the Cannes Film Market in 2018.

Selection is by competitive assessment. Producers must demonstrate the suitability of their slate, as well as articulate a specific market strategy for Cannes. This will be considered alongside production credits and experience level.

Screen Australia is looking for producers, at any stage of their career, who will be able to secure partners and finance for their market-ready development slate by leveraging their recent, internationally-known completed credits. These credits could include shorts or features that have screened at major festivals; digital content that has had significant traction; or long-form content that has a strong international sales track record.

The deadline for grant applications for support to attend the Cannes Film Market is COB Friday 9 March 2018. More information, including eligibility criteria and directions to the application portal, can be found here.

Let us know you’re going

If you are planning to attend Cannes this year, please send the following information to Harry Avramidis for you and each of your colleagues so you can be kept up to date with any information:

Name
Title
Company
Email

Apply for festival and awards support

Australian producers with Australian films selected for the Cannes International Film Festival, Critics' Week, or Directors' Fortnight are eligible to apply for funding assistance. Find out more information here. If your film has received an Official invitation, please send the producer’s best contact details, section that the film has been invited to screen in and title of film to Harry Avramidis

Prepare for market

Our 2018 Guide to Cannes has an overview of the festival, market and accreditation requirements, useful contact details and tips for first-timers. Make sure you view the Cannes Market Intel videos for advice and learnings from industry attendees of the 2016 festival.

Attendee Tips

  • "It is important to have a clear aim of what one wishes to achieve from your meetings and not to overload the meetings with multiple projects."
  • "We only managed to set up three meetings before leaving Australia, but we had a clear idea of who we wanted to see and were able to hone in on these people within several days of arriving. Many sales agents were too busy in the first three days to arrange a meeting, but we kept at it and had secured them all by the end of the first weekend."
  • "It’s better to have one good meeting than 40 bad ones. Seeing most people is not as good as seeing the best people for your projects. Make notes after every meeting otherwise it all becomes a muddle."
  • "The Producer’s Network is a great way to give each day a structure and make you feel relevant in the insanity of selling, to network, to gain access to companies through roundtables and to feel a sense of belonging."
  • "Visit the Screen Australia office to gather yourself when you feel overwhelmed."
  • "The market felt more buoyant than it has for a while. There is real money available for the right projects. They must be genre, feel-good/escapist and star-studded."
  • "Don’t expect any real results first time around. The first market is a big learning curve and really is sink or swim."
Disclaimer
This information is to be used as a guide only and is of a general nature. Screen Australia has undertaken all reasonable measures to ensure its accuracy and specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly of the use and application of any of the contents. Exact registration details are available on the market website.