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What is the date of the next Festival?

69th Festival de Cannes: from 11 to 22 May 2016



Who can attend the Festival?


The Festival de Cannes is an event reserved for film industry professionals who need an accreditation to gain access to the "Palais des Festivals". Accreditations are assigned according to the professional activity and requests for them must be made with the relevant professional organisation.
For further information please see the Accreditation section.

The "Cinéma de la Plage" (Cinema on the beach) is available to the non-accredited public via open air screenings of films Out of Competition as well as from Cannes Classics. Invitations to these screenings can be asked at the Cannes tourism office.



How do I submit a film?


For all questions relating to submitting a film for the next Festival de Cannes, please see the Submit a film section.

Film registrations for the 2016 Festival de Cannes (Competition of feature & short films, Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard) will start in mid-November 2015.



Can I buy tickets?


Access to Festival de Cannes screenings is upon presentation of badge or invitation only. Access to the films in Official Selection screened in the Theatre "Lumière" is upon invitation only.
No tickets are sold. Invitations are personal and non-transferable and legal action may be taken against persons transferring tickets even when no monetary exchange is involved.



When is the Official Selection announced?


The Official Selection is announced on the Festival's website the day of the press conference, around mid-April.



When is the Screening Schedule for the Official Selection available?


The Screening schedule with the dates and venues of the screenings of selected films is downloadable on the website one week before the opening of the event.



How do I get photos of the Festival?


All the major national and international photographic agencies cover the event. The Festival, only having a "droit moral" over these photos, kindly contact them directly.



How do I get audiovisual archives of the Festival?


For commercialised audiovisual archives, please contact the following companies, according to the years you are interested in:


Actualités Cinématographiques Françaises for footage from 1946 to 1970

Sygma TV from 1983 to 1989

Contact: Gaumont / Pathé Archives Sales Department
Tel: +33 (0) 1 49 48 15 15


  • French news footage from 1952 to 1998 (all the archives of François Chalais)
    Contact: INA Sales Department
    Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 23 12 51
  • Festival de Cannes news footage from 1990 to 1999
    Contact: Capa Télévision Sales Department
    Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 45 47 00
  • Télévision du Festival de Cannes from 1994 to 2000
    Contact: Festival de Cannes Audiovisual Department
    Tel: +33 (0) 1 53 59 61 62
  • Télévision du Festival de Cannes from 2001 to 2015
    Opening and Closing Ceremonies from 1993 to 2015

    • Contacts: 
    • Muriel SADOUN: /+33 (0) 1 71 35 28 29
    • Delphine BEILLARD: /+33 (0) 1 71 35 25 15


  • How to apply for an internship at the Festival de Cannes?

  • To apply for an internship, please submit in your CV and voering letter to the online portal by following the instructions.


  • Where can I buy the poster and official Festival merchandise?

  • The Official Shop of the Festival de Cannes offers a wide range of souvenirs, specially created for each edition.Several outlets will operate around the Palace during the event, and products will also be on sale in the online store from 11-22 May 2016.
  • How do I contact the Directors’ Fortnight and the Critics’ Week?

  • The Directors’ Fortnight is a parallel and independent section organised by the French Filmmakers Society.

    Contact details:
    14, rue Alexandre Parodi - 75010 Paris, France
    Tel.: +33 (0) 1 44 89 99 99 / Fax: +33 (0) 1 44 89 99 60

    The Critics' Week is an independent section organised by the French Cinema Criticism Syndicate.

    Contact details:
    17, rue des Jeûneurs - 75002 Paris, France
    Tel: +33 (0)1 45 08 14 54 / Fax: +33 (0)1 45 08 14 55
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