"As the only student program officially recognized and sanctioned by the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film, The American Pavilion Student Program offers participants a unique experience and unparalleled access to both the Festival and Market."
Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director, Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes
Did you have a great experience as a student program participant? Do you wish you could experience the Festival knowing what you now know? Did you appreciate the opportunities presented to you while working at The American Pavilion? Would you like to do it all again? Due to overwhelming requests from former participants, The American Pavilion will select a limited number of alumni to participate in the 2018 Cannes Film & Business Program.
Learn, Work, Connect
• Two-day pre-Festival orientation with tours and seminars
• Guidance from an industry professional
• Complete an internship with a company doing business at the Festival, selected based on your goals and interests
• Screen your film in the Roger Ebert Conference Center
• Network with industry insiders
• Meet like-minded students from all over the world
All of The American Pavilion programs are essential to starting a career in the entertainment industry. I am so grateful I was able to participate, and will always remember my experience as the first, most important building block of my career.
—Alexa Alemanni, Cannes 2003, actress, Mad Men
Applications are considered complete when Items 1-3 have been uploaded to the The American Pavilion site and a $75 non-refundable application fee has been paid.
1. Application form
2. Essay questions
3. One standard passport-style headshot photo for accreditation in digital .jpg format. Minimum dimensions: 100×140 pixels, maximum file size: 1 mb. File must be titled as applicant’s full name (i.e.: Doe_John.jpg).
Completed applications are reviewed by The American Pavilion Selection Committee on a rolling basis. Candidates who meet all of the requirements for admission will be contacted for a telephone interview and notified of a decision on a first come, first served basis.
All completed applications received by December 8, 2017 will be considered Early Decision. Candidates are encouraged to apply early as the program can fill up quickly.
Payment may be made on-line with major credit cards or by check or money order, made payable to The American Pavilion. Payments by check can be mailed to:
Cannes Student Program Selection Committee
The American Pavilion
9336 West Washington Boulevard
Building B, Suite 200
Culver City, CA 90232
Conditions of Acceptance
If accepted into the program, applicant has four days to confirm participation in the program. Failure to confirm acceptance may result in losing your place in the program.
If accepted Early Decision, a non-refundable payment of $2000 is due within two weeks of acceptance to hold your place in the program. An additional payment of $1950 is due 30 days later.
If accepted General Admission, a non-refundable payment of $3950 due within two weeks of acceptance.
Failure to comply with the above stated conditions may result in forfeiting your place in the program.