Cannes Alumni Program

May 14–29, 2017

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    • Two-day pre-Festival orientation with tours and seminars
    • Guidance from an industry professional

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    • Complete an internship with a company doing business at the Festival, selected based on your goals and interests

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    • Screen your film in the Roger Ebert Conference Center
    • Network with industry insiders
    • Meet like-minded students from all over the world

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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

Registration Process

Application Requirements

Applications are considered complete when all of the following items have been uploaded to the The American Pavilion site (Items 1,2 &3), and received at The American Pavilion mailing address or via email to  (Items 4,5,6 &7) and a $50 non-refundable application fee has been paid.

1. Application form

2. Essay questions

3. One standard passport sized 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 (ie: doe_john.jpg).

4. Copy of college or business school transcript (unofficial is fine)

5. Current resumé

6. Letter of recommendation from professor. Letter must be signed and on letterhead (even if scanned and sent digitally).

7. Letter of recommendation from a current or former employer. Letter must be signed and on letterhead (even if scanned and sent digitally). If you are not currently or have never been employed, submit two letters from two different professors or other faculty.

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 9, 2016 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 and application items 4-7 can be mailed to:

Cannes Student Program Selection Committee
The American Pavilion
9336 West Washington Boulevard
Building C, Suite 106
Culver City, CA 90232

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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 $1695 is due 30 days later.

If accepted General Admission, a non refundable payment of $3695.00 due within two weeks of acceptance.

Failure to comply with the above stated conditions may result in forfeiting your place in the program.

Important Dates:

Early Decision: December 9, 2016
General Admission: February 10, 2017

Flight/Travel Arrangements:

If accepted in the program, students are responsible for travel arrangements to and from Nice, France.

Program Fee: $3695.00, includes:

  • 15 nights of shared accommodation with three to four other participants in a European-style residence apartment a 10-minute drive from the Festival.
  • Unique and exclusive Cannes International Film Festival accreditation allowing privileged access reserved to American Pavilion participants
  • Airport pick-up on arrival day
  • Airport drop-off on departure day
  • Daily breakfast
  • Membership to The American Pavilion
  • Guidance from an industry adviser
  • Admission to The Roundtable Series (work schedule permitting)
  • Access to The American Pavilion in-house ticketing system
  • End-of-program party

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