The Festival de Cannes is reserved to film industry professionals. Every participant must be granted accreditation to take part in the Festival. Professional accreditations are granted by professional category.
  • Journalists, the Press Accreditation guidelines are available on our Press Area.
  • The “Trois jours à Cannes/Three Days in Cannes” Pass, reserved for cinema lovers aged between 18 and 28.
  • Find out more about the Marché Badge on the Marché du Film Website.


Since 2021, registration for the Cannes Film Festival has been subject to an environmental contribution of €20 (excl. VAT) per participant. Indeed emissions attributable to travel to Cannes and accommodation for accredited guests account for over 80% of the event’s carbon footprint each year (excluding the 2021 edition). All proceeds are donated to carbon reduction and sequestration programs.

This offsetting measure is part of the Festival de Cannes’ environmental policy.

Film Professionals'accreditation


The Festival de Cannes is exclusively reserved to film industry professionals.
It is not necessary to register with the Festival if you make your request through the Marché du Film, as the Market badge includes all Festival participation rights and access to screenings.


Festival accreditation is required to gain access to the Palais des Festivals and the Marché du Film. This accreditation gives you access to the screenings according to the conditions set out on your online account, once your request has been validated.


Through your personal account, you will be able to register online, attach the requested documents justifying your experience in your professional field, and follow the evolution of your accreditation request.


The Festival de Cannes is exclusively reserved to professionals of the film industry. If you do not belong to one of the professional categories listed below, your request may not be taken into consideration.

    • Actor / Actress
    • Artistic Agency
    • Author, Director, Writer
    • Book Publisher and Agent
    • Buyer’s Rep*
    • Cinema Owner and Manager
    • Civil Service, Embassy, Administration and State Institution
    • Communication, Publicity and Marketing
    • Consulting*
    • Cultural Organization (Art Center, Museum, Multimedia Library …)
    • Distributor*
    • Film Commission*
    • Film Festival
    • Film Financier*
    • Film Library, Archive and Film Restoration
    • Film Rights*
    • Film School and their students
    • Film Technician
    • Guild and Professional Association
    • Interactive & New Media
    • Music (Composer, Singer-Songwriter, Music Publisher and Producer)
    • Organization of Film Promotion and Film Events
    • Press-Media: except Journalists
    • Producer
    • Public Relations
    • Sales Agent*
    • Technical Industries
    • Television Broadcast*
    • Training/ Coaching
    • VOD Platform*

*If you apply with one of these professional categories, you have to submit your accreditation through the Marché du Film’ Registration Department.




The Festival de Cannes is also open to film enthusiasts and educational groups, within the limits of availability through the “Cannes Cinéphiles” programme. “Cinéphiles” accreditations give access to the films of the Official Selection, Semaine de la Critique and Quinzaine des Cinéastes in some Cannes’ theatres.


Please visit our accreditation portal online in order to submit your “Cinéphiles” accreditation’ request, attach the required documents listed below, and follow-up on your request’ status:

  • School groups:
    NB: please, contact Cannes Cinéma beforehand

For each student: a certificate of school attendance for the ongoing year.
For the administration: an official document justifying your position and a motivation letter explaining your school project related to the “Cannes Cinéphiles” program.
For all: ID card / passport (both sides)

  • Film students:
    a motivation letter
    an official document mentioning your studies for this year
    a photocopy of identity card / passport (both sides).
  • Cultural or Film club associations:
    NB: associations are responsible for applications for their members.a motivation letter
    a photocopy of your film association’s membership card for the ongoing year
    a photocopy of identity card / passport (both sides)
  • Member of a cinema club:
    a motivation letter
    the membership card for the ongoing year
    a photocopy of identity card / passport (both sides)

Three Days in Cannesaccreditation

The Festival de Cannes offers film buffs aged 18 to 28 the opportunity to take part in the event and to discover the films in the Official Selection as part of the “3 Days in Cannes” programme.

In 2024, 3 sessions of 3 days are open to participants:

  • Session 1: from Wednesday 15 May to Friday 17 May
  • Session 2: from Monday 20 May to Wednesday 22 May
  • Session 3: from Thursday 23 May to Saturday 25 May


Accreditation for “3 Days in Cannes” gives you access to the Cinéum, for all films in the Official Selection (Competition, Out of Competition, Special Screenings, Un Certain Regard). Located in the La Bocca district, the Cinéum is the city of Cannes’ brand-new multiplex cinema, and is served by a free shuttle service that runs from the town centre. The Cinéum’s three biggest screening rooms (seating 500, 400 and 270) are primarily geared towards non-professionals, and offer an opportunity to watch films in the very best possible conditions.

Accreditation also gives visitors access to screenings at the Palais des Festivals (and the Grand Théâtre Lumière for some screenings) on a first-come-first-served basis, with industry professionals given priority.

On the last Thursday and Friday of the Festival, a programme exclusively dedicated to “3 Days in Cannes” runs at the Les Arcades cinema.


To apply for accreditation for “3 Days in Cannes”, you must:
•    be aged between 18 and 28
•    be passionate about film


Applications must be submitted online via the accreditation portal (no applications will be processed by telephone) from February 1 to March 15, 2024.

Documents to be provided with the application form:

•    ID document (both sides) or passport;
•    ID photo;
•    A letter of motivation (if you already took part in the Program, please provide a letter different from the previous year telling us about your experience) ;
•    A letter of your professional project in a few words (production, international sales, distribution etc.) – Optional.

Once the accreditation request has been accepted, you will be sent an email (no answer will be given by phone).

Named badges with a photo ID and the programme of dedicated sessions can be collected from the Accreditation Office of the Palais des Festivals.



Marché du filmaccreditation

The Marché du Film will be held from 14 to 22 May.

Don’t forget that you must work professionally in the cinema & entertainment industry to be able to register for the Marché du Film.

More information about the Marché

Marché du Film Onlineaccreditation

The Marché du Film Online will be held from 14 to 22 May.

Drawing visitors deeper into the Cannes experience, the Marché du Film Online fosters in-person connection and real-time meetings. It offers creative alternatives to facilitate business and simplify networking for professionals from all over the world.

Register for the Marché du Film online


Press accreditations are granted by the Print and digital Press Office or the Audiovisual Press Office exclusively to those who have been assigned responsibility for media coverage of the Festival. Any other media representatives should contact the Festival Accreditations team.

The application must be submitted exclusively online through your account

More info on press accreditation


Festival de Cannes
5, rue Charlot 75003 Paris

Film professionals’ accreditation Department

Three Days in Cannes

Print and digital press
Print and digital press, news agency, web/digital media editor
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 59 61 85

Audiovisual press
TV, Radio, audiovisual news agency, audiovisual web media, photography agency, press photographer
Tél : +33 (0)1 53 59 61 88

Audiovisual Web Media – All digital media (Video & Image)

Prior to requesting accreditation, please check the conditions specific to media professionals in your Press Area.

Marché du Film
Accreditation Department
5, rue Charlot 75003 Paris

Cannes Cinéma (Cinephiles)
Pôle Culturel Cannes République
10 avenue de Vallauris
06400 Cannes
Tel: +33 (0)4 97 06 45 15