Press area

Accreditation

The Festival de Cannes is for film professionals only. In order to take part, professionals must be accredited. Accreditation is granted according to professional activity.


ACCREDITATION REQUEST

The Festival de Cannes is one of the largest media events in the world, covered by more than 4000 journalists and over 2000 media outlets from around 90 countries.
Press accreditations are granted by the Press Office or the Audiovisual Press Office, to authorised media representatives only, who have been assigned responsibility for media coverage of the Festival. Any other media representatives should contact the Festival Accreditations team.

The number of accreditations per media outlet and the categories of the badges (access and priority levels) are attributed according to the profession represented (journalist, photographer, media technician), the periodicity of the media outlet, its size (circulation, audience), its focus on cinema and its expected coverage of the Festival de Cannes.

If your main activity is editorial (print and digital press, news agency, web/digital media editor), your point of contact is the Press Office:
Print and digital press, news agencies: presse@festival-cannes.fr
Web/digital media: webmedia@festival-cannes.fr
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 59 61 85

If your main activity is audiovisual (broadcast media agency, photo agency, press photographer, audiovisual web media, TV, radio), your contact will be the Audiovisual Press Office:
Broadcast media (TV-Radio-Agency), photo agencies & press photographers: presseaudio@festival-cannes.fr
Audiovisual Web Media (Video & Image): mediaweb-audio@festival-cannes.fr
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 59 61 92


SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

From February onwards, you can apply for a press accreditation on our website by creating an online account, then filling in and submitting the application form. You can track your accreditation request online through your account.

You can apply for individual accreditation for yourself, individual accreditation for a third party, or accreditation for a group of people. It is very important to fill in the specific information for each person.

If your team consists of editorial journalists (written coverage) and broadcast journalists (audiovisual coverage), you will need to proceed in two different steps, and submit two separate applications, one for each main activity (editorial group and audiovisual group).

 

The deadline for submitting your accreditation request is March 31st. In order to maintain good working conditions for the journalists, the number of accreditations available is limited. It is therefore necessary to send your application by March 31st deadline, and to properly complete the application form without which your accreditation request will not be considered.

You will receive an email notifying you if your request is confirmed or denied.

From your online account, you can print out the documents you need to collect your badge at Cannes at the Palais des Festivals, as well as various documents providing useful information.

 

CONSULT THE ACCREDITATION PROCEDURE ACCORDING TO YOUR PRINCIPAL ACTIVITY:

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

When you register using the application form, you will be asked to give:
-    Information on the main media outlet as well as any secondary media (periodicity, circulation, number of unique visitors per month and average number of page views per month for the website,...).
-    Your personal information (position, mobile, email address,…)
If you hold several positions, please specify the main one, as the Press Office does not deliver double accreditations.

On your online form, please upload the required supporting documents, in line with your circumstances:

 

New accreditation request

- An official letter, featuring the letterhead of the media outlet, signed by the editor-in-chief, with media information (periodicity, circulation, online audience,…), the intended coverage of the upcoming Festival, the full name and position of the journalist.
When making more than one accreditation request for a single media outlet, please upload one official letter, giving the full names and positions of all the journalists in charge of editorial coverage.
- A PDF of a recent copy of your main media outlet
- 3 recent articles carrying your signature, published on your main media outlet
- A copy of your press card or business card (if the journalist does not have one, please mention it on the official letter)

 

Renewing a request for the same main media outlet as last year

-    Last year's coverage on your main media outlet
-    Last year's coverage on your secondary media outlet, if any

Please send us your print and web articles only in PDF.
The coverage should not include any non-Festival articles linked to film releases during the year.


Renewing a request, with change of main media outlet

-    An official letter featuring the letterhead of the new media outlet, signed by the editor-in-chief, with media information (periodicity, circulation, online audience,…) and the intended coverage of the upcoming Festival.
When making more than one accreditation request for a single media outlet, please upload one official letter, giving the full names and positions of all the journalists in charge of editorial coverage.
-    A PDF of a recent copy of your new main media outlet
-    Last year's coverage on your main media outlet
-    Last year's coverage on your secondary media outlet, if any

Please send us your print and web articles only in PDF .
The coverage should not include any non-Festival articles linked to film releases during the year.

If you encounter any problems when uploading your files, you can send your coverage by email to mediareport@festival-cannes.fr.

AUDIOVISUAL ACTIVITY

 

NOTE - APPLICATION SUBMISSION  DATES : if you wish to submit your complete application via the online registration platformsubmissions are accepted exclusively between March 1st and March 31st
If you wish to send your complete file by e-mail or post: please do so exclusively between 15 February and 31 March

Audiovisual media accreditation is administered by the Audiovisual Media Department and is provided for media or supports (TV, radio, internet, photos) that produce and broadcast/distribute audiovisual content (video, sound, photos).

Audiovisual media credentials are limited in number and will only be granted after a complete accreditation application has been received and analysed by a media accreditation committee.

The number of credentials per type of media and the category of the badge issued (access and priority levels) will depend upon the badge-holder's job (reporter, photographer, camera operator), as well as the periodicity of the media and its reports, its size (print runs, audience), its specialisation in cinema and its intended media coverage of the Festival de Cannes.

For information and as a reminder: There is no e-mailing or automatic accreditation from one year to the next.

The first stage is the submission of a complete accreditation application, which must be done before the deadline of 31 March . You must state in your application the main type of media you will be representing during the Festival (television, audiovisual media agency, photo agency/press photographer – radio – audiovisual web media or photos), along with a description of the type of coverage you will be giving the Festival de Cannes.

Only messages and/or applications submitted by e-mail to presseaudio@festival-cannes.fr and mediaweb-audio@festival-cannes.fr will be considered by the Audiovisual Media Department.
Tel: + 33 (0)1 53 59 61 88

If your main activity is publishing (written and digital press, press agency, web media publisher), your contacts will be: for written and digital press and press agencies – the Press Department at presse@festival-cannes.fr; and for web media/digital media – webmedia@festival-cannes.fr – Tel: +33 (0)1 53 59 61 85

 



1/ SUBMITTING YOUR ACCREDITATION APPLICATION

* On our website via the online registration platform: From 1-31 March 2019
You will shortly be able to apply for accreditation online by registering on our website or by accessing to your online account if you already registered last year, filling in the application form in full and validating it, and sending/uploading the different documents required for your application. You will be able to track the progress of your application online through your account. You may apply for individual accreditation for yourself or for someone else, or for group credentials. It is very important that you provide all the specific information required for each person.

Your application will be analysed upon receipt and, if it is successful, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

If your team comprises written press journalists and audiovisual reporters, please make two separate applications, one for each main activity (written press and audiovisual media).

* By Post or E-mail: From 15 February to 31 March 2019:

Festival de Cannes – Service de Presse Audiovisuelle
5 rue Charlot – 75003 PARIS - FRANCE
presseaudio@festival-cannes.fr - mediaweb-audio@festival-cannes.fr

After we have received and analysed your application, the Audiovisual Media Department will contact you by e-mail and invite you to create an account on our website or access your personal account where you can register each person for whom you require accreditation. If your application is successful, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

 

2/ COMPLETING YOUR AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA ACCREDITATION APPLICATION

Please send us OR upload, using our online form, the documents and supporting evidence applicable to your media company and your audiovisual activities (video, sound or photos) during the Festival de Cannes.

If you will be representing several media companies, please provide us with the relevant information about each. Please inform us which of these we should consider as your priority for accreditation purposes. (You must choose the media company that will be broadcasting/distributing your main activity during the Festival.)

If you will be doing several jobs, please let us know what your primary function will be because the press department cannot issue dual accreditation.


 

TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCASTERS – WEB MEDIA – AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA AGENCIESWe would remind you that in view of the large number of applications:

  • Audiovisual production companies must be working on behalf of a broadcaster (television or radio channel, websites); audiovisual production companies cannot be accredited without a guarantee that their programmes or reports will be broadcast.
  • Audiovisual media accreditation does not guarantee a reserved place at official events (red carpet ceremony, press conferences, etc.).
  • Only the Festival's official television broadcaster – TV Festival – has access to the official Festival de Cannes photocall. Please contact us by e-mail to obtain TV Festival images.
 

Renewal of application for audiovisual media accreditation
 

A formal letter on headed paper from the editor-in-chief or the person responsible for your media company appointing you to cover the Festival de Cannes 2019 and specifying the number, names and exact functions of each member of the team.
Photocopies of the press cards of the people to be accredited (or their business cards).
If any members of your team do not have a press card, you must inform us.
Photocopies of the ID (ID card or passport) of the people to be accredited.
The type of coverage you are planning for the Festival de Cannes (name of the broadcast, periodicity, times, audience, number of repeat broadcasts, live broadcast...).
Your (video or photo) report(s) on the 2018 Festival
For TV broadcasters: preferably on direct web links, (or, if need be, on DVD sent by post)
For RADIO broadcasters: preferably on direct web links, (or, if need be, on DVD sent by post)
For WEB MEDIA: direct web links.

 

 

New application for audiovisual media accreditation
 

A formal letter on headed paper from the editor-in-chief of your media company appointing you to cover the Festival de Cannes 2018 and specifying the number, names and exact functions of each member of the team.
Photocopies of the press cards of the people to be accredited (or their business cards).
If any members of your team do not have a press card, you must inform us.
Photocopies of the ID (ID card or passport) of the people to be accredited.
The type of coverage you are planning for the Festival de Cannes (name of the broadcast, periodicity, times, audience, number of repeat broadcasts, live broadcast...).
A general presentation of your media company (audience, broadcast area, type of programmes, number of unique visitors per month, average number of pages viewed per month, cinema website, general website...).
A recent example of one of your broadcasts
For TV broadcasters: preferably on direct web links, (or, if need be, on DVD sent by post)
For RADIO broadcasters: preferably on direct web links, (or, if need be, on DVD sent by post)
For WEB MEDIA: three recent web links to video or photo reports by the reporter to be accredited.

 

PHOTO AGENCIES AND PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS
(Print & Web)

We would remind you that in view of the large number of applications:

  • Press photographer accreditation does not guarantee a reserved place at official events (red carpet ceremony, photocall, etc.).
  • Press photographer accreditation cannot be granted to freelance photographers. To apply for accreditation as a press photographer you must be appointed by a media broadcaster/distributor (print or web publication) or a photo agency.
 


Renewal of application for photographic press accreditation
 

A formal letter on headed paper from the editor-in-chief of your media company (print or web) or the person responsible for the agency appointing you to cover the Festival de Cannes 2019 and specifying the number, names and exact functions of each member of the team.
Photocopies of the press cards of the people to be accredited (or their business cards).
If any members of your team do not have a press card, you must inform us.
Photocopies of the ID (ID card or passport) of the people to be accredited.
Your (video or photo) report(s)
– Please send us a CD (or USB flash drive) by post containing a 'best of' compilation of your photos (between 20 and 50 photos) about the Festival de Cannes 2017. Alternatively you can send us an e-mail with a direct web link. We cannot accept photos sent via file transfer services such as WeTransfer. The Festival undertakes not to exploit your photos.
A sample of your publication (PDF file or direct web link) containing articles on the last Festival de Cannes


New application for photographic press accreditation

 

A formal letter on headed paper from the editor-in-chief of your media company (print or web) or the person responsible for the agency appointing you to cover the Festival de Cannes 2019 and specifying the number, names and exact functions of each member of the team.
Photocopies of the press cards of the people to be accredited (or their business cards).
If any members of your team do not have a press card, you must inform us.
Photocopies of the ID (ID card or passport) of the people to be accredited.
Media Print = A recent sample of your publication (PDF file) and three recent press clippings about cinema and/or culture that were illustrated with your photos (PDF file).
Web Media = A link to the website's homepage and several direct links to publications about cinema and/or culture that were illustrated with your photos.

 

The closing date for applications for audiovisual media accreditation is 31 March 2019(Deadline for submission of accreditation applications).

Incomplete applications for audiovisual media accreditation will not be considered.

 

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Contact us

Festival de Cannes - Press Office

Festival de Cannes - Press office

5, rue Charlot F-75003 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 59 61 85
Fax : +33 (0)1 53 59 61 84

Palais des Festivals - 06400 Cannes
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 99 81 28 / 81 29

Print & digital Press - Press agencies
presse@festival-cannes.fr

Web Media Outlets
webmedia@festival-cannes.fr

 

Audiovisual Press Office

Festival de Cannes - Audiovisual Press Office

Palais des Festivals - 06400 Cannes
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 99 83 52 / 83 53

5, rue Charlot F-75003 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 59 61 85
Fax : +33 (0)1 53 59 61 84

TV - Radio - Press photographs & photos agencies
presseaudio@festival-cannes.fr

Web Media Outlets (image and sound)
webmedia-audio@festival-cannes.fr

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