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Cannes Film Festival Student Programs

May 2021 in France - This is so much more than an Internship!

Learn, Work, Connect with Three Distinct Programs

  • Cannes Film & Business Program

    Learn

    • Pre-Festival Orientation

    • Participate in The Roundtable Series

    • Attend Festival and Market screenings

    Work

    • Complete a placement 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. It is better and faster than any internship out there.

    Connect

    • Network with industry insiders

    • Meet like-minded students from all over the world

    • Chance to screen your film in our Roger Ebert Conference Center (optional)

  • Cannes Hospitality & Event Management Program

    Learn

    • Pre-Festival Orientation

    • 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

    • Network with professional event planners and industry insiders
    • Meet like-minded students from all over the world

  • Cannes Alumni Program

    Learn

    • Pre-Festival Orientation

    • Participate in The Roundtable Series

    • Attend Festival and Market screenings

    Work

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

    Connect

    • Network with industry insiders
    • Meet like-minded students from all over the world
    • Chance to screen your film in our Roger Ebert Conference Center (optional)

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 

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: 300×420 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 $55

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

More Info

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 deposit is due within two weeks of acceptance to hold your place in the program. The non-refundable balance is due 30 days later.

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

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

Flight/Travel Arrangements:

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

Program Fee includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
  • Shared accommodation 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
Questions?

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