Press area

Practical Guide

Upon arrival

Collection of the press badges

Your personalized badge (name - passport photo - represented media outlet) must be collected at the Accreditation Offices, located at the Gare Maritime (next to the Palais des Festivals) or at the automatic dispensers at La Pantiero. It allows journalists access to both press screenings and press conferences according to the number of available seats. The press badge is not transferable and must be visible.



Co-produced by France Télévisions, Brut. and the Festival de Cannes, TV Festival de Cannes covers the red carpet and steps, press conferences, photocalls, and official events. Screened in French and English in the Palais and on its outdoor screens as well as in hotels on the Croisette, you can also tune in from, Culture Box, Brut. Cannes, YouTube, and the Festival de Cannes’ official website.
All images will be made available to the media and to all Official Partners of the Festival free of charge from May 15 to June 04 included, on condition that they are not used for commercial purposes.

More about the conditions of use on:



The event website covers the Festival hour by hour, in articles, exclusive interviews, photos and videos. To be among the first to know all the Festival news, watch the red carpet entrances online, keep updated about photo calls and press conferences and subscribe to RSS feeds, podcasts and the newsletter.
The PRESS ZONE gives you access to press releases and downloads such as the press kit, official poster and signatures of the year and the selection of institutional photos. During the week preceding the Festival opening, in the “Médiathèque” section, HD photos, trailers and press kits for films in the Official Selection are available to you. Access to downloads and the interactive diary is password protected.


Official Selection Press Screenings

The box office is virtual and accessible by all accredited participants at 'MyCannes'. All the sessions – in every location – require a ticket. One you are assigned a place at a session, you are guaranteed that place: arriving long before the start of the session is not advisable. An arrival window for entering the theatre or screening room will be indicated on the ticket for most sessions. Please keep to your allotted time..

We invite you to double-check screening times and admission guidelines every day using the daily schedule.

Marché du Film Screenings

Press badges do not grant access to Marché screenings, unless the company that booked the screening has requested it. Please refer to the information given in the Marché du Film’s Daily Screening Program.

Screenings of films for parallel sections
Access to Directors' Fortnight, Semaine de la Critique, and ACID screenings is also ticketed. Please check your accredited 'My Cannes' area for details.

The Steps

For Gala Screenings, accredited television channels and photographers may sign up with the Audiovisual Press Department which will provide them, according to the number of available emplacements, with an authorization to access the sites reserved for filming and installing technical equipment.
Evening dress / black tie (tuxedo) is required for all evening screenings.


The photo calls, which usually precede the press conferences, allow accredited press photographers, who are also in possession of a special authorization provided by the Audiovisual Press Department, to take pictures of the filmmakers and actors of the films in Official Selection. Only TV Festival de Cannes is authorized to film photo calls.

salle de conférence de presse
Press Conferences

The press conferences for the films in the Official Selection are exclusively reserved for accredited journalists according to their accreditation card category and the availability of seats.
Television crew access to the press conference room is organized by the Audiovisual Press Department of the Festival.
All the press conferences are broadcast in live in French and in English on TV Festival de Cannes.

SERVICES (Reserved to those with press badges)

WiFi Café

The WiFi Café provides a wide range of multimedia services and free WiFi in a convivial space. Journalists and photographers are also provided with a photo service, from the printing of the photographs to their distribution. 
Open: from Tuesday 16 May to Saturday 27 May
Hours: 9:00 am to midnight
Access: Palais, level 3

Press room

The press room is a working space featuring desks equipped with outlets and free WiFi.
Open: from Tuesday 16 May to Saturday 27 May
Hours: 9:00 am to 10:30 pm
Access: Palais, Level 1, between the Debussy and Lumière rooms.

TV Interview Sets

Information regarding these sets will be provided during the event by the Audiovisual Press Department.

Media Support Area

Premises for rent are available in the Palais at Level -1, Aisles 1 to 9. They can be accessed day and night and include furniture, wall-to-wall carpeting and electric boxes. For more information, contact the Audiovisual Press Department.

Transportation Cannes-Nice

The Festival will provide a free transport service for accredited journalists
(please consult the "My Dossier" section in your personal account)


For general information regarding the Festival and the town of Cannes please visit the Festival Guide or the Cannes Tourist Board's information official website.

Journalists' Terrace

The Journalists' Terrace is at your disposal if you want to relax or work in a quiet environment between screenings. Drinks (water, coffee, sodas) will be provided.

Open: from Tuesday 16 May to Saturday 27 May
Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Access: Palais, Level 4


Contact us

Festival de Cannes - Press office

5, rue Charlot F-75003 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 59 61 85
Fax : +33 (0)1 53 59 61 84

Palais des Festivals - 06400 Cannes
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 99 81 28 / 81 29

Print & digital Press - Press agencies
Web Media Outlets


Festival de Cannes - Audiovisual or Photography Press Office

5, rue Charlot F-75003 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 59 61 88

Palais des Festivals - 06400 Cannes
Tel : +33 (0)4 92 99 83 52 / 83 53

Audiovisual Press or Photography (TV - Radio - Audio Agencies - Photo Agencies & Press Photographers)

Audiovisual Web Media - all digital media (video & image)

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