Cannes Film Festival Student Internship Programs

May 10-24, 2020 in France

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Learn, Work, Connect with Three Distinct Programs

  • Cannes Film & Business Internship Program

    Learn

    • Pre-Festival orientation

    • Participate in The Roundtable Series

    • Attend Festival and Market screenings

    Work

    • Complete an internship at The American Pavilion, the de facto headquarters for the American film community, or at a company doing business at the Marché du Film. Partner companies include talent agencies, production/distribution companies (both domestic and international), trade publications, and PR firms.

    Connect

    • Screen your film in the Roger Ebert Conference Center

    • Network with industry insiders

    • Meet like-minded students from all over the world

  • Cannes Hospitality & Event Management Internship Program

    Learn

    • Gain a greater understanding of the production of a global event
    • Hands on-experience in event planning, catering and set-up

    Work

    • Work closely with industry professionals in producing a broad range of events – from press conferences to movie promotion parties to intimate dinners on The American Pavilion Terrace

    Connect

    • Meet like-minded students in your field
    • Network with professional event planners and industry insiders

  • Cannes Alumni Program

    Learn

    • Pre-Festival orientation

    • Participate in The Roundtable Series

    • Attend Festival and Market screenings

    Work

    • Complete an internship with a company doing business at the Festival, selected based on your goals and interests (Alumni get priority placement)

    Connect

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

Cannes with AmPav is still hands-down one of the highlights of my life. Not just my career, my life.
—James Cooper, Cannes Alumnus, 2008 & LA Intensive Alumnus, 2007

Registration Process

Application Requirements

1. Completed online application form with essay questionsPlease note that you will choose the specific program you are applying to in the application form.

2. Current résumé with two personal references – Résumé MUST include two personal references at the bottom — one professor or academic advisor, and one current or former employer — listing their names and titles, their relationships to you (e.g., professor or employer), and their email addresses and phone numbers. If you have never been employed you may use a different professor or other faculty from your school as your second reference. *Please kindly note that letters of recommendation are not required, we only ask for the contact information of your references as stated above.

3. Unofficial college (or high school) transcript – If you have not yet received grades from your college, please include your high school transcript (or previous school transcript) along with a list of your current classes.

4. Photo for Festival credentials – Photo should be ID-style, of face only, with a light background and no headwear or other items/people in the photo. Format: jpeg; minimum dimensions: 100×140 pixels; maximum file size: 1 mb. File must be titled as applicant’s full name (e.g., Doe_John.jpg).

5. Non-refundable application fee of $100

*Alumni applicants are not required to resubmit their résumé or transcript, but can submit updated materials if they choose to.

 

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 6, 2019 will be considered Early Decision. Candidates are encouraged to apply early as the program can fill up quickly.

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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. The non-refundable balance of $1950 is due 30 days later.

If accepted General Admission, a non-refundable payment of $3950 is 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 Deadline: December 6, 2019
General Admission Deadline: February 7, 2020

Flight/Travel Arrangements:

If accepted, participants are responsible for travel arrangements to and from Nice, France.

Program Fee: $3950, includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
  • 14 nights of shared accommodation with three to four other participants in a European-style residence apartment (a 10-minute drive from the Festival)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome Party and End-of-Program Party
  • Unique and exclusive Cannes International Film Festival accreditation allowing privileged access reserved to The American Pavilion participants
  • Membership to The American Pavilion
  • Admission to The Roundtable Series (work schedule permitting)
  • Access to The American Pavilion in-house ticketing system
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