First time in Cannes

Every year, there are around 34% of professional participants in the Marché du Film for the first time. Here are some tips to optimize your stay:

- See our specially designed guide for your first time at the Marché du Film.

- Get an overview of the event through our video presentation.

- Beware of unscrupulous service providers!

The Marché du Film and the Festival de Cannes

The difference between the Marché du Film and the Festival de Cannes is:  

On one hand, the Festival de Cannes is one of the world’s major film festivals. It brings together the artistic and commercial dimensions of cinema by promoting cinematographic and professional exchanges.

On the other hand, the Marché du Film takes place in tandem with the Festival and is the most important meeting place for film professionals who come from all over the world to buy and sell film rights, find co-producers and network. The Marché du Film fosters exchanges and gives visibility to participants by offering a wide range of services such as meetings, exhibition spaces and screenings.

Getting to Cannes

Train: 5h30 on a train from Paris at http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

Car: 8h30 by car from Paris

Plane: From the Nice airport http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/

Bus: The Express line 210 (fast bus to Cote d'Azur) provides, in 50 minutes, the link between Nice Airport (Terminal 1) and Cannes City Hall (near the Palais). Rates: Single journey 22 € | Round trip 33 €

Taxi: Taxi Cannes + 33 (0) 4 93 99 27 27; Rate Airport to Cannes: about 80 €

Accommodation in Cannes

There are a number of lodging possibilities in Cannes in close proximite to the market.

You will find and be able to consult a list of hotels at Cannes destination.

For apartments, please contact our official partner Immosol, who offeres apprtments with hotel services on your budget.

Beware of fraudulent accommodation providers.

A venture may attempt to contact you with attractive offers of hotel or apartment rentals for your stay in Cannes, sometimes using the logos of the Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes, or the Palme d’Or without our knowledge.

The fraud occurs when the participant arrives at the hotel or residence where the booking was made only to discover that a reservation does not exist. The fraudulent companies can no longer be contacted and there is no possibility of having payment reimbursed.

Marché participants have reported falling victim to fraudulent accommodation providers presenting themselves under names such as: Eventive Group, Expos-International, Universal Event Solutions Limited, Premier Destinations, Cannes Events, Euro-Events, European Convention Bureau (ECB), Global Living Group, The Ultimate Living Group, Riviera Network, Business Travel International or Expo Travel Group, Universal Shows, Star Eventz,Splendor. If you receive requests or notifications from any of the aforementioned, please be extremely careful. 

For all of your lodging reservations we strongly recommend that you book with one of our partners to avoid fraud.

Reporting Fraud: If you suspect any fraudulent activity, you can let us know at marketinfo@festival-cannes.fr.

Getting around in Cannes

Don't get lost! Download here the maps of Cannes and the Marché du Film.

Transportation in Cannes

Bus: 1,5 € per trip - maps and timings on palmbus.fr

Navette City Palm (electric car): 0,75 € per ticket valid for one day (along the marked blue line on the road)

Bicycle rent

Holiday Bikes - 44 bd de Lorraine / + 33 (0) 4 97 06 30 63 

Mistral location - 4, rue Georges Clémenceau / + 33 (0)4 93 39 33 60

Daniel Location - 12, rue Montaigne / + 33 (0)4 93 99 90 30

Elite Rent a Bike - 19, avenue Maréchal Juin / + 33 (0)4 93 94 30 34

Parking: There are various parking spaces available around the Marché du Film, including one next to the Palais des Festivals.

Open 7/7, 24/24


Taxi: Taxi Cannes www.taxi-cannes.net/en Email : contact@taxi-cannes.net

Instant booking: +33 (0)890 712 227

From a foreign cell phone: + 33 4 92 993 923

To make a reservation: 0899 563 356

Cannes pointers

Cannes I Get is a user-friendly service containing more than 1000 addresses and important logistical information in Cannes. (Bow ties, Dry cleaners open on Sundays, last-minute food, or clothes delivery, etc.)

Communication in Cannes

Mobile solutions; telephone & internet (mobile solutions); 4G, handsets, SIM only, Data Cards, BlackBerrys, iPhones, 3G Routers, SIMs for iPads…
Rent your equipment for the duration of the Festival.
To save money on calls or have Unlimited 3G Internet access, visit: www.cellhire.com/cannes
- Tel (from the USA) : 877 244 7242
- Tel (from the UK) : 0800 2800 415
- Tel (from others countries) : +44 1904 610 610
- Tel (from France) : 01 41 43 79 40
You can also go to the Cellhire stand in the Palais des Festivals (“Accreditation” area); which can be reached at +33 6 07 25 74 07

Business Center
Here you will find office tools like computers with Internet, fax machines, and desktop publishing (fees may apply)
Located on level -1, aisle 07

Express mail
TNT, an express carrier, offers you the following services:
- Express shipping of packages and documents in France and abroad
- A "suitcase and transport" offer at a reduced price, exclusively for the Marché
- Services tailored to your degree of urgency and your weight/volume constraints
- Delivery and pick-up directly at your booth
Contact : Susan Bidwell +33 (0)6 43 14 71 02

The main post office (La Poste) in Cannes is located at :
22 rue Bivouac Napoléon, 06400 Cannes
Hours of operation:
9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm (Saturday from 9am to 12:30pm, Thursday from 9am-12h30pm and from 2pm to 6pm and closed on Sunday)

Graphics and Printing
Riccobono - Palais niveau -1 - Stand 19.07 http://www.printingincannes.com/
For all your printing needs :
Page-setting – Desktop publishing – Graphic design (graphic artist available in the Palais) - Flyers - Brochures - Posters (PVC, cardboard, bumper-stickers…) – Stand decoration - Covers – Business cards...
Delivery : to the Palais and hotels in Cannes
Contact : Suzy Coates : s.coates@riccobono.fr / Tél. : +33 4 94 19 54 35

Before Cannes

Make sure to be listed in The Guide by registering to the Marché du Film through My Account and update your company information on Cinando.

Non-participation or cancellation of the registration, whatever the reason, does not release the participant from the obligation to pay the registration fee in full. You will not be reimbursed.

In Cannes

Registering directly in Cannes is possible. You must provide the same documents required for the online accreditation. Those documents must prove the activity of your company and the fact that you work for it (anything that enables our accreditation department to check the legitimacy of your company in the cinema industry).

Where to get an accreditation in Cannes: Niveau 01 / Entrée Croisette (to the right of the main entrance)

When: From May 7th

Contact in Cannes: +33 (0) 4 92 99 80 12

Unfortunately, you cannot book a booth if you register on the spot in Cannes.

Day Pass

If you plan to stay in Cannes only to attend a few meetings, you can request a day pass for a maximum of 3 days. It will give you access to all the Marché du Film booths but not to screenings. Only few official publications will be delivered to you. The cost is 50 € per day per person. This pass is available at the Gare Maritime outside the Palais des Festivals.  


Depending on your citizenship, a visa may be required before departure. Please visit the French government’s official website for information on visas: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/getting-a-visa/

In order to obtain an invitation letter from the Marché du Film necessary for your visa application, log on to your account on www.marchedufilm.com and follow the instructions under the section « Visa ». Note that you will be able to download the invitation letter only after you have been registered with the Marché du Film.



www.cinando.com is the official database for all information on businesses, professionals, films and screenings at the Marché du Film. You must register and update your information on cinando.com in order for the information to be put in the Marché Guide. All year long, cinando.com will offer you the same service for all the major markets: Cannes, Toronto, AFM, EFM and Filmart.

Personal Space

The codes to access your personal page on www.marchedufilm.com are the same as the codes to access your profile on www.cinando.com.

In case you have lost your access codes: If you have lost your codes go to the section “You have lost your password” on your personal account. If you want to change any company or personal information log in to www.cinando.com with your access codes. Click on “My Profile” at the top of the page, then on the link "Update My Data", and follow the instructions in order to edit your personal or company information

Obtaining your Badge

To get your badge, you must go to the Accreditation Office (Level -1). If you registered with a day pass, you must go to the Gare Maritime. You will have to present an ID card in order to retrieve your badge.
Opening hours of the Accreditation Office : 8am to 8pm, from May 7 to May 9; and 9am to 6pm, from May 10 to May 19.


Make sure to carry your badge for the duration of the Marché du Film, within the Marché and Festival areas (Palais, Riviera, Lérins and Village International). Be aware that your badge mentions your name, and that you cannot lend it to anyone else.

Lost Badge

If you lose your badge or if it gets stolen, you have to immediately register a complaint with the Police and present a copy of the complaint to the registration desk in order to receive a new one. Your new badge will have a cost, check out the Rules and Regulations.  

Reserving your screenings

Only companies registered to the Marché du Film can organize screenings. You can book a screening even if you are accredited on site in Cannes. However, the number of slots available may be very limited. It is possible to book screenings until the end of the Marché, subject to room availability, by contacting Danièle Birgé (Screening Manager).

Attending Screenings

There is an order of priority according to which badge you received:
1. Priority badges – purple strip
2. Marché du Film badges
3. Invitations given by the Marché du Film

Screening Schedule

You can get all the information about the screenings schedule at any moment during the Marché:

- On www.cinando.com 

- In the Pocket Guide

- In the Daily Program (distributed every day, the Daily Program has lists of both the Marché and Festival screenings. It is available as of 4pm the day before, for the next day’s screenings, at Press and Information Desks, as well as in palaces and select hotels.)

Official shipping representatives of the Marché du Film

To forward your digital materials and videos in Cannes, you can contact the official shipping representatives of the Marché du Film:

Rue de la Croix - ZA du Moulin
Tél. : +33 (0)1 34 38 63 00  |  Fax : +33 (0)1 34 29 94 14
Email : info@filmair.fr

8, rue Notre Dame - BP 91
06400 CANNES
Tél. : +33 (0)4 92 59 27 27  |  Fax : +33 (0)4 93 68 38 11
Email : info@martinitechnotrans.fr

Refund of VAT

Companies from the European Union (outside France) as well as Non-EU Companies are entitled to a refund of VAT - under specific conditions.

Why Participate?

Every year in May, Cannes becomes the largest trade hub for the film industry. The Marché du Film is a vital meeting point for 12 400+ industry professionals - including 3 900 producers, 3 300 buyers and distributors and 1 000 festival programmers -, a place to meet peers from around the world and boost your business opportunities.

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