Our CSR engagement

The Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes takes action to protect the planet

In order to draw the event into a proactive environmental process that is both realistic and sustainable, the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes is implementing a strategy underpinned by two priority issues: CO2 emissions and waste management.

Offsetting: eco-contribution

🌱 Attendees’ Eco-Contribution

Over 80% of the event's entire carbon footprint is a result of attendees travelling to Cannes, as well as their accommodation. To offset this, all attendees are required to pay a €20 (excl. tax) eco-contribution. This €20 fee is included in the price of your Marché du Film badge.

The funds raised are injected in full into funding carbon-offsetting programmes on a local, national, and international scale.

In 2021, this initiative resulted in a total of €515 189 raised.

🌱 The Festival’s Eco-Contribution

The Festival de Cannes itself undertakes to offset these emissions by paying an eco-contribution, too.

In order to ensure the funds are allocated to relevant and reliable programmes, a scientific committee made up of independent experts is set up to select carbon-offsetting initiatives to support.

In 2021, the funds raised have already been injected into 6 environmental initiatives on a local, national and international scale.

Our initiatives

Since 2007, the Marché du Film has been championing eco-friendly actions that have already started having an impact.

• 75% fewer promotional brochures have been printed.
• 100% of the publications are printed using vegetable-based ink on FSC or PEFC certified paper through eco-friendly certified printers.
• 100% of plastic badge holders have been stopped.
• Plastic water bottles (over 22,000 units in 2019) were completely eliminated. Water fountains were set up across the Festival and Marché's various spaces.
• Our caterers comply with an eco-responsible set of specifications, including commitments to prioritise fresh, seasonal produce and short circuits, to offer vegetarian options, to tackle food wastage and to reduce waste.
• In 2021, recycling was set up across the Palais des Festivals spaces to allow participants to better recycle waste at source : the waste recycling rate rose by 31% between 2019 and 2021.

The Marché du Film has decided to stop printing our famous Guide as part of our global effort to reduce our ecological footprint.
Thanks to this decision, 12 less tons of paper will be printed as the Guide gets a digital makeover.




Cannes: An Iso 20121 City

Cannes is one of 9 French cities (plus Biarritz, Bordeaux, Deauville, Marseille, Metz, Nancy, Nantes and Rennes) who have joined forces to commit to a more sustainable future with the ISO 20121 certification. SO 20121 offers guidance and best practices to ensure a positive social, economic and environmental impact.

Access for Everyone

At the Marché du Film, we want everyone to be able to experience the magic of cinema. We have made concerted efforts to facilitate access to and mobility within the Palais des Festivals.

Taking Care of Our Children

Le Ballon Rouge is an initiative of the Festival and the Marché du Film offering childcare services to industry professionals with babies or small children. At Le Ballon Rouge, children are the new VIPs. This program includes childcare, a station for breastfeeding, diaper-changing and more.