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Submit a film

To submit a film, you need to:

  1. Comply with the Preselection Conditions
  2. Fill out the online Entry Form
  3. Upload your film online (for short films)
  4. Send your film (for feature films) to the address indicated at the bottom of the Entry Form
  5. If your film is selected, you must comply with the Festival's Rules and Regulations

Films may be selected for the Official Selection: Competition (features and shorts), Out of Competition or Un Certain Regard. The Selection Committee decides which category a film can participate in.

REGISTRATION FOR THE FILM SELECTION 2017 IS CLOSED!

PLEASE NOTE:

THE CAMÉRA D'OR: The Caméra d'Or is not a specific category; it is an award. However, all selected first feature films compete for the Caméra d'Or, awarded to the best first film presented in the Official Selection (Competition, Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard), in the Director's Fortnight or in the Semaine de la Critique.
► If you have submitted a film for any of these sections, please consult the Caméra d'or Rules and Regulations.

THE SHORT FILM CORNER: The Short Film Corner is exclusively reserved for shorts. You can submit films to the Short Film Corner for a fee online on the Cannes Short Film site.

THE MARCHÉ DU FILM: As part of the Marché du Film, film vendors and producers can screen their films for a fee. For more information, visit the Marché du Film site.

CONSULTEZ LA PROCÉDURE D'INSCRIPTION DES FILMS
EN FONCTION DE LEUR CATÉGORIE

Features in Competition, Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard Short Films in Competition Cinéfondation Selection

Features in Competition, Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard

CONDITIONS DE PRÉSELECTION 2017

IMPORTANT
The Selection Committee of the Festival de Cannes is exclusively in charge of the following sections of the Official Selection: Competition, Out of Competition and Un Certain Regard. The Selection Committee decides which category a film can participate in.
For feature films applying to Cannes Classics, please send an email to  cannesclassics@festival-cannes.fr.
The non-official categories Director's Fortnight and Semaine de la Critique are independent of the Cannes Film Festival. They handle their own respective selections.

CONDITIONS

Only feature films that meet the following conditions may be submitted for consideration by the Official Selection:

  • Films that have been produced during the twelve months preceding the Festival
  • Films whose distribution is limited to their country of origin
  • Films that have not been presented at any international motion picture event. If the film (feature or short) has been selected for an international section (competitive or not) of a festival, it becomes ineligible for the Festival de Cannes. A selection is international if it presents films from different countries.
  • Films that have not been shown on the Internet or released on DVD.
film duration

In order to be selected as a feature film, your film must be more than 60 minutes long.

The Festival de Cannes does not accept films with a duration of between 15 and 60 minutes.

Films with a duration of under 15 minutes can be presented to the Selection of short films.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND FOR RECEPTION

The registration deadline is 10 March 2017. (By this date, the registration form below must have been filled out and validated).

One of the accepted formats submitted for selection must be received by the Festival no later than 14 March 2017.

MATERIAL

Irrespective of the equipment used for shooting the film (mini DV, super 8, 35mm...), only the following will be accepted for the preselection:
 

  • 35mm film print
  • HDCAM / HDCAM-SR
  • DCP (Digital Cinema Package): Server JPEG 2000 (model DOREMI DCP 2K4) 
  • The server reads only JPEG 2000 files. Available connections: CRU bay, e-Sata, USB. 
  • Once your submission is complete, contact the Film Department for the server certificate and for details of how to send your KDM.
  • Beta SP (Pal, NTSC) or Digital Beta (Pal, NTSC)
  • Blu-ray Disc + 1 standard DVD (if you send a Blu-ray you must also send us a standard DVD of the film).
  • DVD (Standard)

Please send your film once only and in one format only.

N.B. It is possible to present a working copy of the film. When filling out the entry form, please state if your submission is the final version or a working version. Submission of a working copy does not allow for later submission of a final copy. 

SUBTITLING

The Selection Committee will accept films:

  • WITHOUT subtitles if the original language is French or English.
  • WITH French or English subtitles for all other original languages.
SHIPPING

SHIPPING
 

HDCAM / DCP / BETA / DVD / Blu-ray: they must be sent by mail directly to the Film Department at the Festival office (please note the address at the end of the entry form). If are sent through an express parcel service your package should read "For cultural purposes only" and "No commercial value". For any materials sent by express parcel service, payment for delivery must have been made in full, including any duty and taxes. Otherwise, the Festival reserves the right not to accept the package.


It is also possible to make delivery in person or by courier. (Please check our office hours in advance.)

APPLICATION AND SCREENING FEE FOR THE PRESELECTION OF FEATURE FILMS
  • DVD standard or Blu-ray Disc: 50 euros all taxes included.
  • Beta (SP or Digital): 150 euros all taxes included.
  • 35mm film print: 200 euros all taxes included
  • DCP (Digital Cinema Package): 300 euros all taxes included.
  • HDCAM / HDCAM-SR: 350 euros all taxes included

The application and screening fee must be paid at the time of online registration (using the form below).
The application and screening costs are borne by the producer or the sender.


MEANS OF PAYMENT

Only payment by credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard / Eurocard, and American Express is accepted.
Your credit card will be debited on a secure website when filling in the entry form.
Payment validates the completion of registration.
All payments must be made in euros.

RETURN

35mm film print: According to the sender's instructions, the print is returned to the sender through the Festival's shipping agent, FILMINGER.
The return transport costs are borne by the producer or by the return consignee for the print. The total invoice (transport, screening, etc.) must be paid upon arrival of the print in order for us to release the print once the Selection Committee has screened it.
Other screening materials: Following the screening, the various materials received are not returned to the sender by the Festival. (Note however that materials may be picked up directly from the Festival offices until 16 June 2017, any time but not during May.)
 

IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED.

You will be contacted before the official press conference, which will take place towards mid-April.

You must supply us either with a DCP (Digital Cinema Package), a JPEG 2000 file or a 35mm print.

The Film Department will send you all the necessary information on time, but only if your film is selected.

2017 Rules and regulations

Features and shorts in Competition, Out of Compétition, Un Certain Regard

Submit your film online

Submission of films is now closed. You can consult your application on the online portal.

CONTACT US

Film Department


Features in Competition/Out of Competition/Un Certain Regard
3, rue Amélie - 75007 Paris - France
Tel. : +33 (0) 1 53 59 61 71 / 73 / 79
Fax. : +33 (0) 1 53 59 61 24


Email:


bmunoz@festival-cannes.fr
zklein@festival-cannes.fr
nfamien@festival-cannes.fr

 

Do you have any requests or queries?


Choose your interlocutor so that we can deal with your query more efficiently.


Contact form


 

Short Films in Competition

IMPORTANT

This year, short films must be directly uploaded during the registration process (cf. Technical Specifications below).
No short film sent in other formats (DVD, BluRay, Mini DV, Beta, ...) will be viewed.
There is no fee for the short film submission and your film must only be uploaded once.

N.B. It is possible to present a working copy of the film. When filling out the entry form, please state if the submission is the final version or a working version. Once you have uploaded a working copy, you won’t be able to upload a final copy later. 


CONDITIONS


Only films that meet the following conditions may be submitted for consideration by the Official Selection:


• Films that have been produced during the twelve months preceding the Festival
• Films whose distribution is limited to their country of origin
• Films that have not been presented at any international motion picture event. If the film has been selected for an international section (competitive or not) of a festival, it becomes ineligible for the Festival de Cannes. A selection is international if it presents films from different countries.
• Films that have not been shown on the Internet
• Short films that do not exceed 15 minutes in length, including credits

 

FILM DURATION

In order to be selected in the Short Films competition, your film must be under 15 minutes long (including credits).

The Festival de Cannes does not accept films with a duration of between 15 and 60 minutes.
Short films (between 1 and 35 minutes) can be registered for the Short Film Corner: a meeting place dedicated to short films within the Festival de Cannes.

You can also contact the Director's Fortnight or the Semaine de la Critique, which are parallel sections of the Festival de Cannes.
 


DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION


The registration deadline is 1st March 2017. (By this date, the entry form must have been filled out and the film uploaded.)
 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


How to upload your film
We accept all kinds of source files. If your film is already on your computer you can very probably upload it straight away.
If you only have a DVD of your film, please download the manual “How to prepare your movie for digital submission”.

How to prepare your movie for digital submission

Download the manual

Video format requirements:
Accepted file formats (endings): 
.mp[e]g / .avi / .vob / .mov / .mp4 / .m4v 
Recommended codecs: 
MJPEG 
Apple ProRes 
H264 (high bitrate if possible: minimum 2MBit/s and Uncompressed (very large files!) 
Resolution: 
PAL or NTSC (as well as SECAM) from 720x400px up to HD material of 1920x1080px 

Audio format requirements:
48kHz sound PCM (only uncompressed) 
MP3 
AAC (if possible > 160 kBit/s) 

File specifications:
We only accept multiplexed files (i.e. with audio, video and subtitles in a single file). Your film file should not exceed 8 GB. The higher the resolution, the better the quality of scanning. You can upload a film with a resolution of up to 1920x1080 pixels (HD), as long as it does not exceed 8 GB. 

Subtitles:
The Selection Committee will screen films:
•WITHOUT subtitles if the original language is French or English.
•WITH French or English subtitles for all other original languages.


For subtitled films, the subtitles must be integrated (burned in) into the image. 

Preparation of the film:
Make sure that your film has no colour bars or any black sequences before the film starts or after it ends. Please also make sure you upload a progressive (deinterlaced) video file, without any horizontal lines across the image (an interlacing artefact known as "combing"), particularly visible during sequences with rapid movement. 

Software requirements:
The upload requires HTML 5 or Java (which can be downloaded here).


Helpful information:
You will find the page in the user’s manual explaining how to rip a DVD or how to reencode your film in order to create a suitable film file for upload on our website. Apart from traditional professional software such as Final Cut or Premiere, we recommend the user-friendly freeware programmes HandBrake & MPEG Streamclip.

Browser & Internet Connection:
We recommend the use of Chrome or Firefox, but any browser should work. Caution: the heavier your file, the more you will need a very good Internet connection in order to be sure your film is uploaded properly and rapidly onto our server. If the upload does not work, please try again with a lighter encoding of your film and/or a faster and more stable Internet connection. 
 


IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED


You will be contacted before the official press conference, which will take place toward mid-April.

You must supply us either with a DCP (Digital Cinema Package), a JPEG 2000 file or a 35mm print.

The Film Department will send you all the necessary information in due time, but only if your film is selected.

 

IMPORTANT - Each year we produce a DVD of the short films in Official Competition. For this you need to send us the following:

- Digital NTSC or HD to Apple ProRes file 23.976 on a hard drive and/or memory stick and an email with the STL file N19 French and English subtitles.

 

 

2017 Rules and regulations

Films in Competition, Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard and Short Films in Competition

Register your film online

Submission of films is closed. You can consult your application on the online portal.

Contact

Département Films

Longs métrages en Compétition / Hors Compétition / Un Certain Regard
3, rue Amélie - 75007 Paris - France
Tel. : +33 (0) 1 53 59 61 71 / 73 / 79
Fax. : +33 (0) 1 53 59 61 24
Email :
bmunoz@festival-cannes.fr
zklein@festival-cannes.fr
nfamien@festival-cannes.fr

Do you have any queries or suggestions?

Please choose your interlocutor so that we can deal with your query as efficiently as possible.

Contact form

 

Cinéfondation Selection

ELIGIBILITY

Unless a special dispensation is granted, a film must comply with the following conditions in order to be submitted:

    - have been directed by a student within his/her film school curriculum;
    - have been made during the 18 months preceding the Festival;
    - have not been presented at major international festivals. However a film can have been shown at a festival in its country of origin;
    - not exceed 60 minutes in running-time.


N.B.:

- Films made at Junior secondary school or High school level are not accepted for selection in this section of the Festival, only films produced in the context of a Film school or Film studies department of a University are eligible.

- Documentaries are not accepted.

- It is possible to send a working copy of the film. When filling in the entry form, please state if it is the final version or a working version. Submission of a working copy does not allow for later submission of a final copy unless requested by the Cinéfondation;

- If your student film is no longer than 15 min in length, it can also be entered in the Short Film Competition if eligible under the Rules of this Selection. Please take note that this is a distinct registration and that the deadline date for submissions is not the same: more information;

- Short films (from 1 to 35 min) can also be registered in the Short Film Corner: a meeting place dedicated to short films within the Festival de Cannes.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

15 February 2017 at the latest (by this date, the entry form must have been filled in and the film uploaded or the DVD received, not post-marked).

Please fill in the application form on our website and either:

upload your film directly on our website

OR

send a DVD or a Blu-ray Disc together with a copy of your registration slip showing the reference and bar code attributed to your film which you will receive automatically upon validation of your application (essential for the identification of your film).

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE UPLOAD OF YOUR FILM

How to upload your film?

We accept all kinds of source files. If your film is already on your computer you can very probably upload it straight away.

If you only have a DVD of your film, please download the manual “How to prepare your movie for digital submission”

 

Video format requirements: 

Accepted file formats (endings): .mp[e]g / .avi / .vob / .mov / .mp4 / .m4v

 

Recommended codecs: 

MJPEG 

Apple ProRes 

H264 (high bitrate if possible: minimum 2MBit/s and Uncompressed (very large files!)

Resolution: PAL or NTSC (as well as SECAM) from 720x400px up to HD material of 1920x1080px 

Audio format requirements: 

48kHz sound PCM (only uncompressed) 

MP3 

AAC (if possible > 160 kBit/s) 

 

File specifications: 

We only accept multiplexed files (i.e. with audio, video and subtitles in a single file). Your film file should not exceed 8 GB. You can upload a film with a resolution of up to 1920x1080 pixels (HD), as long as it does not exceed 8 GB. The higher the resolution, the better the quality of scanning. You can upload a film with a resolution of up to 1920x1080 pixels (HD), as long as it does not exceed 8 GB. 

 

Subtitles: 

The Selection Committee will screen films:

• WITHOUT subtitles if the original language is French or English.

• WITH French or English subtitles for all other original languages.

For subtitled films, the subtitles must be integrated in to the image.

 

Preparation of the film: 

Make sure that your film has no colour bars or any black sequences before the film starts or after it ends. Please also make sure you upload a progressive (deinterlaced) video file, without any horizontal lines across the image (an interlacing artefact known as "combing"), particularly visible during sequences with rapid movement. 

 

Software requirements: 

The upload requires HTML 5 or Java.

 

Helpful information: 

You will find the page in the user’s manual explaining how to rip a DVD or how to reencode your film in order to create a suitable film file for upload on our website. Apart from traditional professional software such as Final Cut or Premiere, we recommend the user-friendly freeware programmes HandBrake & MPEG Streamclip.

 

Browser & Internet Connection:

We recommend the use of Chrome or Firefox, but any browser should work. Caution: the heavier your file, the more you will need a very good Internet connection in order to be sure your film is uploaded properly and rapidly onto our server. If the upload does not work, please try again with a lighter encoding of your film and/or a faster and more stable Internet connection. 

 

 

SHIPPING OF DVD

 

If you prefer to send a DVD rather than upload your film on our website, please send either a DVD (NTSC or PAL) or a Blu-ray Disc. 

 

If the original version of the film is neither English nor French, the DVD must be subtitled in English or in French (otherwise a dialogue list in English or in French must be sent together with the DVD).

 

DVDs should be sent directly to the Cinéfondation office :

 

Festival de Cannes 
Cinéfondation - The Selection
3 rue Amélie 
75007 Paris
France


Should the sender choose to use an express mail service, they should clearly mention on the package that it is "for cultural purpose only” - “without commercial value” and declare a symbolic value of "$1 US" only. The sender should make sure they pay all transport costs and import taxes. Otherwise the Cinéfondation reserves the right to refuse the package.

You will receive an email of confirmation once your film has been received and registered. 

The DVDs are not sent back but can be collected at the Cinéfondation office before 30 June 2017.
 


REGISTRATION FEE


No registration fee is required to submit a short film to the Cinéfondation.
 


IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED

You will be contacted before the official press conference which will take place mid-April.

You must supply us with a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) with a JPEG 2000 file.

The Cinéfondation will send you all the necessary information in due time, but only if your film is selected.
 

 

 

 

CONDITIONS DE PRÉSELECTION 2017

CRITERES

Sauf dérogation, le film proposé à la sélection doit répondre aux critères suivants :

  • avoir été réalisé par un(e) étudiant(e) dans le cadre d'une école de cinéma;
  • avoir été produit au cours des 18 mois précédant le festival;
  • ne pas avoir été présenté dans les principaux festivals internationaux. Un film peut cependant avoir participé à un festival dans son pays d’origine;
  • ne pas dépasser 60 minutes.

A noter!

  • Les films faits dans le cadre du collège ou lycée ne sont pas acceptés dans cette sélection du Festival, seuls les films réalisés dans le cadre d’une école de cinéma ou du département études cinématographiques d’une université sont éligibles.
  • Les documentaires ne sont pas acceptés.
  • Il est possible de présenter une copie de travail du film. En remplissant la fiche d’inscription vous devrez préciser s’il s’agit de la version définitive ou d’une version de travail. La présentation d’une copie de travail ne permet pas la présentation ultérieure d’une copie définitive sauf si demandée par la Cinéfondation.
  • Un film de 15 min max. peut être inscrit à la fois à la Sélection Cinéfondation et à la Compétition courts métrages s’il respecte les règlements des deux sélections. Notez que ce sont deux inscriptions distinctes et que la date limite d’inscription n’est pas la même pour les deux: plus d'infos.
  • Tous les courts métrages (1 à 35 minutes) peuvent être inscrits au Short Film Corner : plateforme dédiée aux courts métrages au sein du Festival de Cannes.
DATE LIMITE D'INSCRIPTION

Le formulaire d'inscription en ligne doit être impérativement rempli au plus tard le 15 février 2017.

► télécharger directement le film sur notre portail d'inscription;

OU

► faire parvenir àla Cinéfondation un DVD ou un Blu-ray accompagné d'un exemplaire du bordereau d'inscription sur lequel figure la référence code barre automatiquement attribuée une fois votre inscription validée (indispensable pour l'identification de votre dossier).

SPECIFICITES TECHNIQUES

Comment télécharger votre film en ligne?

Nous acceptons la majorité des types de fichiers sources. Si le fichier de votre film est sur votre ordinateur, il est très probable que vous puissiez le télécharger rapidement et simplement.

Si votre film est sur DVD, veuillez consulter le manuel "Comment convertir votre film pour l'upload en ligne ?"

Comment convertir votre film pour l'upload en ligne?

Téléchargement du Manuel

Spécifications vidéo
Formats acceptés :
.mp[e]g / .avi / .vob / .mov / .mp4 / .m4v
Codecs recommandés :
MJPEG
Apple ProRes
H264 (bitrate si possible) > 2MBit/s et non compressé (très gros fichiers)
Résolution :
PAL / NTSC (ou SECAM) de 720x400 pixels au format HD (1920x1080 pixels)

Spécifications audio
48kHz PCM (seulement non compressé)
MP3
AAC (si possible > 160 kBit/s)

Caractéristiques du fichier
Seuls les fichiers multiplexés seront acceptés (vidéo, audio et sous-titres dans un seul et même fichier). La taille maximum du fichier doit être de 8 GO pour chaque film. Plus la résolution est importante, meilleure sera la qualité de numérisation. Vous pouvez mettre en ligne des films avec une résolution allant jusqu’à 1920x1080 pixels (HD), tout en respectant le critère de taille évoqué plus haut.

Sous-titres
Le Comité de Sélection pourra visionner un film :

  • SANS sous-titres si la langue originale du film est le français ou l'anglais.
  • AVEC des sous-titres en français ou en anglais pour les autres langues.

Les sous-titres doivent être incrustés dans l’image.

Préparation du film
Assurez-vous que votre film ne comporte pas de barres de couleurs ou de séquence noire avant le début ou après la fin du film. Assurez-vous également que votre film ne soit pas entrelacé (c’est-à-dire avec des lignes horizontales striant l’image, particulièrement visibles lors des séquences avec du mouvement rapide).

Configuration logiciels
Le téléchargement s’effectue en HTML 5 ou via Java.

Renseignements utiles
Vous trouverez ci-dessus le manuel expliquant comment extraire votre film d’un DVD ou réencoder un fichier vidéo dans un format adapté au téléchargement sur notre site. Outre les logiciels professionnels type Final Cut ou Premiere, les logiciels que nous recommandons (gratuits et simples d’utilisation) sont HandBrake et MPEG Streamclip.

Navigateurs et connexion Internet
Nous vous conseillons d’utiliser Chrome ou Firefox, mais les autres navigateurs doivent fonctionner également.
Attention : plus votre fichier sera lourd, plus il vous faudra une connexion Internet de très bonne qualité pour être sûr que votre film soit téléchargé sur notre site sans encombre et sans que cela soit trop long. Si le téléchargement ne fonctionne pas, essayez à nouveau avec un encodage moins lourd de votre film et/ou une connexion plus rapide et plus stable.

ENVOI DE DVD

Si vous choisissez d’envoyer un DVD plutôt que de télécharger le film sur notre site merci d’envoyer soit un DVD (NTSC ou PAL) soit un Blu-ray.

Si la version originale du film n’est ni le français ni l’anglais, le DVD doit être sous-titré en français ou en anglais (à défaut, prière de fournir une liste de dialogues en français ou en anglais).

Le DVD doit être envoyé directement à l’adresse de la Cinéfondation :

Festival de Cannes
Cinéfondation - La Sélection
3 rue Amélie
75007 Paris
France

Si l'expéditeur choisit d'envoyer son matériel par une société de transport express, il doit bien mentionner sur le paquet "pour usage culturel seulement" et ne déclarer qu'une valeur symbolique de 1€ en précisant "sans valeur marchande". Il doit impérativement veiller à régler lui-même la totalité des frais de transport et taxes d'importation. Dans le cas contraire, la Cinéfondation s'octroie le droit de refuser le colis.

Vous recevrez un email de confirmation lorsque nous aurons reçu et enregistré votre film.

Après visionnage, le DVD n’est pas renvoyé par la Cinéfondation. Il peut être retiré directement au bureau de la Cinéfondation jusqu'au 30 juin 2017.

FRAIS D'INSCRIPTION

Il n'y a aucun frais à payer pour l'inscription d'un court-métrage à la Cinéfondation.

SI VOTRE FILM EST SELECTIONNÉ

Vous serez prévenu avant la conférence de presse officielle qui a lieu mi-avril.

Vous devrez prévoir une projection du film en DCP (Digital Cinema Package) avec un fichier en JPEG 2000.

La Cinéfondation vous donnera toutes les indications en temps voulu uniquement si votre film est sélectionné.

2017 Rules and regulations

Cinéfondation

Register your film online

Submission of films is closed. You can consult your application on the online portal.

Cinéfondation

3, rue Amélie - 75007 Paris - France
Tel. : +33 (0) 1 53 59 61 00

Do you have any queries or suggestions?

Please choose your interlocutor so that we can deal with your query as efficiently as possible.

Contact form

 

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