Cannes Business Program

May 10–25, 2015

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Learn, Work, Connect

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    • Three day pre-Festival orientation with workshops and seminars
    • Participate in The Roundtable Series

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    Complete an internship with a company doing business at the Cannes Market

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    An unparalleled opportunity to network with industry insiders and observe the business of filmmaking firsthand

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    Stellan Skarsgård
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    A SAG Indie student roundtable
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    A SAG Indie student roundtable
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    The Marché du Film
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    The Marché du Film
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Year after year, our American Pavilion interns have proven to be an invaluable resource and a crucial part of our Cannes team. With such a varied and talented group of students, they have allowed our busiest market to run much smoother. We look forward to our continued relationship with The American Pavilion.
– David Glasser, COO, The Weinstein Company

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 student  (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).

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 5, 2014 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  $1995 is due within two weeks of acceptance to hold your place in the program.  An additional payment of $1500 is due 30 days later.

If accepted General Admission, a non refundable payment of $3495.00 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 5, 2014
General Admission: February 6, 2015

Flight/Travel Arrangements:

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

Program Fee: $3495, 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 and drop-off
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Membership to The American Pavilion
  • Guidance from an industry mentor
  • 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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