Press area

    Practical Guide


    Collection of the press badges

    Your badge is personalized (name - passport photo - represented media outlet) and must be collected at the Accreditation Office in the Palais des Festivals. It allows you 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.


    Information and rates:

    Until 23 may 2020

    Flab Prod: Nadège Leberruyer

    From 24 may 2020

    Muriel Sadoun: /+33 (0) 1 71 35 28 29
    Delphine Beillard : /+33 (0) 1 71 35 25 15

    For access to the audiovisual archives:

    • TV Festival de Cannes from 2001 to 2019
    • Opening and closing ceremonies from 1993 to 2019

    Muriel Sadoun: /+33 (0) 1 71 35 28 29
    Delphine Beillard: /+33 (0) 1 71 35 25 15

    The Festival TV Channel

    This year's TV Festival de Cannes, co-produced by CANAL +, Orange et le Festival de Cannes, will cover the red carpet, the press conferences and the photo calls as well as a number of important other events. 
    It will be broadcast in both French and English throughout the Palais complex and in several hotels along the Croisette. It is also available on YouTube and Dailymotion, as well as via the official Festival website and mobile app, and on Canal TV’s channel 19, or channel 29 with Orange TV

    All images will be made available to the media and to all Official Partners of the Festival de Cannes free of charge from 12 May to 23 May 2020, on condition that they are not used for commercial purposes on the footage download site.
    For more informations on terms of use:
    - Festival de Cannes website 
    - Terms of use of TV Festival footage
    - User guide

    The Official Website

    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, practical information 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

    These screenings are reserved for the journalists according to their accreditation card category and the number of available seats.
    We invite you to double-check using the daily schedule, which is given at the Press Office and in the press boxes, the times of the screenings and the access conditions.

    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 in sidebars
    The press badge is necessary and sufficient to attend the projections of the Directors' Fortnight and la Semaine de la Critique, according to the number of available seats.


    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 French and in English on TV Festival de Cannes.

    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.


    Wifi zone

    This space provides a wide range of multimedia services for the press. Journalists enjoy a free and unlimited Wifi connection in a convivial space.
    The journalists and photographers are also provided with a photo service, from the printing of the photographs to their distribution.
    A multilingual staff advises and helps the journalists and photographers.

    Press room

    The Press Room is equipped with computers with Pack Office, internet connections and printers. A multilingual staff is also on hand to advise and help the journalists.

    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. 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.


    The Festival will provide a transport service from Nice airport to Cannes city for the accredited journalists.


    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.

    The Journalist’s Terrace

    The ‘Terrasse des journalistes’, located on the third floor, has free Wifi access and is at your disposal from 10am to 9:30pm to rest or work between two screenings. Beverages (water, coffee, soft drinks) will be offered.
    3rd Floor

    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 Press Office

    5, rue Charlot F-75003 Paris
    Tel : +33 (0)1 53 59 61 88
    Fax: +33 (0)1 53 59 61 10

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

    TV - Radio - Press photographs & photos agencies

    Web Media Outlets (image and sound)

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