Eligibility

This submission process is open for narrative features only.


For all three sections

To be considered eligible, a film:

  • Must be over 60 minutes;
  • Have been completed within the 12 months prior to the festival;
  • Must not have been broadcast on television, the internet or commercially released in France.


Specific to the Festival de Cannes - Official Selection

To be considered eligible, a film:

  • Must not have participated in any international festival;
  • May have been theatrically released in its country of origin.


Specific to the Directors’ Fortnight and The Critics' Week

To be considered eligible, a film:

  • Must not have participated in any festival except in its country of origin (whether it is in competition or out of competition).


Specific to the Critics' Week

To be considered eligible, a film:

  • Must be the director’s first or second feature film;

*By "first feature film” the festival means that it must be a first cinematic film (fiction, documentary or animation) from a director who has never directed a full-length film before theatrically released or selected in an international Class A festival.


Films in English or French are accepted without subtitles at the evaluation stage.

You may submit your film for more than one section, should your film be eligible.