Selection process

The Festival de Cannes, the Directors’ Fortnight and the Critics' Week, are part of the Cannes event but are managed by three distinct entities. Delegates will screen separately and evaluate the entries for their respective section.

Once the screenings are over, if a film is preselected (“shortlisted”) by one or several delegates, we will inform the applicant who will then be required to submit it online on the festival’s platform. Shortlisted films will then be screened by the rest of the committee in Paris for a final evaluation and decision. Final decisions will be communicated by the festival in April.

This submission process is open for narrative features only.

Documentaries and short filmsmust be submitted directly to the Cannes Festival and its parallel section, the Directors’ Fortnight and the Critics’ Week and submissions fees must be paid.