Call for Entry

74th Festival de Cannes – Call for Entry 2021

Dear asian filmmakers, the Festival de Cannes is accepting school student films (until February 15th), short films (until April 2nd) and feature films (until April 26th). Here you can find more information about their call for entry.

Feature Films – In Official Selection
– Films must have been produced during the twelve months preceding the Festival.
– Films should be more than 60 minute long.
– Films whose distribution is limited to their country of origin.
– Films that have not been presented at any international motion picture event. If the film has been selected for an international section (competitive or not) of a festival, it becomes ineligible for the Festival de Cannes.
– Films that have not been shown on the internet or release on DVD.
– Every feature film invited to be in competition must be release theatrically in France in accordance with French legislation pertaining to media chronology rules. Any beneficiary, producer or authorize representative submitting a feature film commits to honoring this clause.
– The festival accepts films without subtitles if the original language is French or English. Films should have French or English subtitles for all other original languages.
– Submission must be done via the official website.
– If selected you will need to supply the festival with a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) with a JPEG 2000 file or a 35 mm print.
Submission Fees:
* DVD Standard or Blue-ray Disc – 50 Euros
*  Beta (SP or Digital) – 150 Euros
* DCO (Digital Cinema Package) – 300 Euros
* HDCAM / HDCAM-SR – 350 Euros
Deadline: April 26th,, 2021
Notification Date: Mid-April 2021

Short Films – In Competition
– Films must have been produced during the twelve months preceding the festival.
– Short films should not exceed the 15-minute mark in length, including credits. Short films (between 1 and 35 minutes) can be registered for the Short Film Corner, a meeting place dedicated to short films within the Festival de Cannes.
– Films who distribution is limited to their country of origin.
– Films that have not been presented at any international motion picture event. If the film has been selected for an international section (competitive or not) of a festival, it becomes ineligible for the Festival de Cannes.
– Films that have not been shown on the internet.
– Every feature film invited to be in competition must be release theatrically in France in accordance with French legislation pertaining to media chronology rules. Any beneficiary, producer or authorize representative submitting a feature film commits to honoring this clause.
– Short films must be directly uploaded during the registration process. No short film sent in other formats (DVD, BluRay, Mini DV, Beta, etc) will be viewed.
– The festival accepts films without subtitles if the original language is French or English. Films should have French or English subtitles for all other original languages.
– Submission must be done via the official website.
– If selected you will need to supply the festival with a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) with a JPEG 2000 file or a 35 mm print.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: April 2nd, 2021
Notification Date: Mid-April 2021

Short and Mid-length Films from Film Schools – Cinéfondation
– Films must have been directed by a student within his/her film school curriculum.
– Films must have been made during the 18th months preceding the Festival.
– Films have not been presented at major international festival. However, a film can have been shown at a festival in its country of origin.
– Film should not exceed the 60-minute mark in running time.
– Films made at Junior secondary school or High school level are not accepted for selection in this section of the Festival. ONLY films produced in the context of a Film school or Film studies department of a University are eligible.
– Documentaries are not accepted.
– Films from film school have to be registered with the Cinéfondation Selection and cannot be registered for the Short Film Competition.
– Short films (from 1 to 35 minutes) can also be registered in the Short Film Corner, a meeting place dedicated to short film within the Festival de Cannes.
– The festival accepts films without subtitles if the original language is French or English. Films should have French or English subtitles for all other original languages.
– Submission must be done via the official website.
– If selected you will need to supply the festival with a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) with a JPEG 2000 file.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: February 15th, 2021
Notification Date: Mid-April 2021

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/infos-communiques/info/articles/submission-of-films-for-2021

We remind readers that the 74th Festival de Cannes will take place from July 6th – 17th, 2021.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call For Entries

2 replies »

  1. Dear Sir\Madam,
    I just want to ask that fees for the short film is for free or else we are supposed to pay it please let me know because on this site it is been showing for free submission but when the film is been uploded they are asking for the fees on the link please do reply.

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