Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase

May 14-25, 2014

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    • Experience the world's largest film festival and film market
    • Attend panel discussions at the American Pavilion
    • View Festival and Market screenings

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    • Compete in the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker and Student Filmmaker competitions
    • Promote your film and filmmaking talent to Festival attendees
    • Display your postcards and promotional materials in The American Pavilion

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    • Network with industry professionals
    • Meet like-minded filmmakers from all over the world

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    Emerging Filmmaker Showcase winners with Monika Skerbelis of The Pavilion
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    Emerging Filmmaker Showcase winner Matt Litwiller, Language of Unheard
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    Networking breakfast with SAGIndie
  • Florida State University student attend Emerging Filmmaker Showcase
    Florida State University Students (Kingdom Inc., Finding Benjaman, The Collegians)attend EFS Screening
Since its inception in 1989, The American Pavilion has served as the hub for Hollywood's presence in Cannes. It's the place to be if you want to be in the middle of the action. –Roger Ebert

Registration Process

All entries must be submitted through Withoutabox.

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Important Dates

Early Bird Entry deadline:
December 6, 2013

Regular Entry deadline:
February 7, 2014

Late Entry deadline (additional fees apply):
March 3, 2014

Finalists for screening at Cannes will be announced:
April 14, 2014

Winners will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival:
May 2014






Entry Guidelines:

Films accepted from current undergraduate or graduate school students and emerging filmmakers. Films should be 25 minutes or less in length. The film must be available for exhibition in DVD or Blu-ray format. Films must be completed in 2012, 2013, or 2014


Visibility at the Cannes Film Festival. Finalist films will be screened at a special invitation only screening in The Roger Ebert Conference Center during the Cannes Film Festival. Finalist films will be listed on promotional material at the Cannes Film Festival. The winning filmmakers might be offered the opportunity to have their films copied onto an American Pavilion compilation DVD that will be submitted to professionals in the film industry.


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