An Event Ahead of Its Time
When it first launched, the Marché du Film was an entirely new step for the film industry, creating an inspirational environment that encouraged professionals to up their business game. The conditions for working, screening films and meeting other professionals were much like the Festival itself: flexible and easy-going. People swapped business cards and projects took off.
Over the years, the Marché du Film and the Festival de Cannes formed two sides of a single coin to become a key global event for the world of cinema.
The Marché du Film Today
Over 12,500 film industry professionals head to Cannes each year to present and discover almost 4,000 films and projects in development at 33 screening venues.
Fueled by this success, the Marché has expanded since the turn of the century. The Riviera and Lérins exhibition halls form a hub around the world-famous Palais des Festivals and the Village International has become the top venue for promoting films from all over the world.
As a leading global film industry organization, the Marché du Film takes a rigorous approach in adapting to the expectations of industry professionals worldwide and to emerging economic, technological and creative film trends.
Its overall aim remains unchanged since its early days: to help guarantee the flourishing growth of film.
The Marché du Film at Large: Ventana Sur
The Marché du Film and the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) launched in 2008 Ventana Sur, which became the most important market of audiovisual content in Latin America.
This market brings together all the different players from the audiovisual industry to promote international co-production, financing and distribution of Latin American content.