Worldwide Student Programs


Cannes ProgramsMay 10–May 25, 2015

The Cannes Film Festival is the backdrop for The American Pavilion's largest and longest running student program. The 15-day program immerses participants in the workings of the film world. All participants are paired with film industry or faculty mentors who help guide and shape their Cannes experience. Festival credentials and an in-house ticketing system make it possible for students to procure hard-to-get tickets to Festival and Market screenings. The American Pavilion offers "the only student program officially recognized and sanctioned by the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film."

L.A. IntensiveAugust 8–August 16, 2015


You’ve graduated. Now what? Founded in 2000, the L.A. Intensive grew out of a decade of helping alumni of the Cannes Film Program transition from film school to Hollywood. Participants interact directly with studio and television executives over the course of a week of diverse programming.

Venice IntensiveAugust/September 2015 (exact dates TBD)


The Venice Film Festival is the world’s oldest ongoing festival. The Golden Lion ranks with the Palme d’Or and the Oscar as one of the most prestigious awards in the film world. This unique 13-day program affords a select group of participants with unparalleled access to industry professionals.

The American Pavilion Student Program sparked a fire that has become the work of my life, and I will always be grateful for that first access into a world I thought was totally inaccessible to me. Thank you, and carry on!"

—Hope Hall, White House Videographer (Cannes '90)