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France | Features

14 May 2019
23 May 2019

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.


Please make sure you register before 1st March 2019 to secure the early bird rate of:

  • Marché du Film
    €290 (excluding tax)
  • Marché du Film & Producers Network
    €364 (excluding tax)
  • Marché du Film & Industry Workshops
    €364 (excluding tax)

For pricing after March 1st, details on what market registration gives and how to register please visit the Marché du Film site. Only registrations made before 10thApril 2019 will appear in the official Cannes Market Guide.


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: 


Keep in contact with each other

We have created a Facebook Event for all Australians attending Cannes. We invite you to communicate with each other through this, and to post relevant information in the lead-up (shared accommodation offers, tips, queries and anything else that might be useful).

Prepare for market

These Cannes Market Intel videos from the 2016 festival have some very useful advice which we recommend you take a look at. Our 2019 Cannes Guide provides an overview of the festival, market, accreditation requirements, useful contact details and tips for first-timers. And finally, our latest International Sales Agent Directory can help with your market preparations and please make sure you use your Marché du Film registration to also check Cinando for further up-to-date contact information on who is attending Cannes to set up other appropriate meetings.

Find us at Cannes

The Australian office will be located at Level 2, 2 la Croisette, directly opposite the Palais, which is the same location as last year. To phone, call +33 (0)4 93 39 80 64.

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 in our Funding section. 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


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."
  • "Don’t expect any real results first time around. The first market is a big learning curve and really is sink or swim."
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.