Marché du Film Programs

Explore our tailor-made programs designed to serve diverse interests and communities!

Open the doors to the global film industry!

As the top film business event in the world, the Marché du Film provides a diverse group of tailored programs dedicated to all sectors of the industry: co-production, docs, animation, genre films, XR, innovation and MORE!

Through these progams, market participants gain access to pitching sessions for film projects & works-in-progress, one-to-one meetings, immersive workshops and a multitude of networking events. These experiences are meticulously crafted to cultivate fresh collaborations, secure film financing, and discover today’s rising talents! 

Communities

Producers Network is our exclusive program for active producers. This trusted platform welcomes a group of 400 producers each year for a series of breakfast meetings, happy hours and other unique networking events. It’s the ultimate rendez-vous for connection, creation and collaboration! (Access is open to Producers Network badge holders only)

Cannes Docs offers a dedicated venue and tailored program of events for all creative documentary film professionals. The program includes talks, consultations and workshops, culminating in the much-anticipated Doc Day — a day-long celebration of documentary cinema, featuring keynotes, panel discussions and masterclasses, featuring celebrated guest speakers and filmmakers in selection.

Cannes Next is an innovation-driven business development platform dedicated to exploring the future of the entertainment sector. This unique gathering serves as a nexus for enhancing partnerships, business opportunities, and industry inspiration through a tailor-made series of conferences, keynotes and workshops with today’s key visionaries and game-changers.

Animation Day is a curated program and one-day event, soley dedicated to the ingenious artistry of animation. In partnership with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the program features a works-in-progress showcase, talks, panel discussions, and other networking events for animation film professionals and enthusiasts to gather, meet and connect!

Streamers Forum is an exclusive series of keynotes and conferences designed to provide the latest insights on the ever-evolving streaming landscape. Developed with the support of media entrepreneur Serge Hayat, this unique summit provides valuable insights from expert streamers as they unveil the latest innovative strategies and trends shaping the streaming world.

Explore our Frontières and Fantastic 7 showcases — featuring the very best talents and projects of the fantastic genre — and immerse yourself in the vibrant genre film community at the Fantastic Pavilion, the ultimate genre hub that brings enthusiasts and creators together in a celebration of all things extraordinary!

Spotlight

Switzerland, Country of Honour, will take the spotlight at our 2024 market edition with a special showcase of fresh Swiss content, cutting-edge innovation, and exceptional talent spanning all key sections of the market. Organized with Swiss Films, and in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Culture & SRG SSR, this extraordinary program promises to be a major highlight!

impACT is our transversal program, designed to spark meaningful dialogue on the pivotal issues that are shaping today’s cinema, such as diversity, inclusion, representation, sustainability and equity. This initiative features inspiring conferences with forward-thinking speakers and exclusive lab workshops tailored for emerging producers eager to make a positive impact in the industry.

Co-Production

Producers Network is our exclusive program for active producers. This trusted platform welcomes a group of 400 producers each year for a series of breakfast meetings, happy hours and other unique networking events. It’s the ultimate rendez-vous for connection, creation and collaboration! (Access is open to Producers Network badge holders only)

Co-Production Day is our day-long event dedicated to co-production and the ultimate platform for co-producers and financiers to explore potential collaborations. Join us for insightful conference panels and engaging networking events, including our Co-Production Night — an evening of celebration with our co-production markets and representatives.

Investors Circle is a high-profile event that unites the world’s leading experts in film and media financing. This one-day summit begins with an insightful keynote panel featuring esteemed experts, followed by an exclusive pitching session (strictly reserved for private investors) presenting a curated selection of top-tier film projects actively seeking investment.

Spotlight Asia is our trans-continental initiative, aimed to shed light on the Asian film market and foster increased film collaborations between Asia and the international film industry. With a special focus on the dynamic Asian IP market, this platform is also an ideal resource for potential co-producers seeking valuable insights into collaborating with Asian partners and film funds.

Works-in-Progress Showcases

Goes to Cannes is a unique showcase bringing together film festivals & markets from all corners of the globe. Discover their curated selection of original works-in-progress and connect with the creative talents behind the projects. It’s also unique and convenient opportunity for Marché participants to discover different film festivals from around the world in one convenient setting!

Docs-in-Progress, a significant segment of our Cannes Docs program, showcases handpicked selections of international creative docs in the rough cut stage. These projects, set to hit the festival circuit soon, are actively seeking interest from sales agents and festival programmers, or aiming to secure gap financing.

Annecy Animation Showcase, the focal point of our Animation Day event, is brought to you in partnership with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The showcase spotlights the festival’s top five animated works-in-progress in various stages of post-production, aiming to attract sales agents, distributors or festival recognition.

Frontières — Buyers Showcase, presented in partnership with Fantasia Film Festival, showcases an exclusive selection of genre works-in-progress, currently in the post-production phase. Sales agents, distributors and festival programmers are invited to attend the showcase and meet the creative talents behind the projects.

Fantastic 7, in partnership with Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, presents 7 of the finest genre film projects, selected by 7 renowned international film festivals. These works-in-progress — in post-production or recently completed — are presented by their creative teams during a live pitching session to draw interest from investors, distributors, sales agents and genre film enthusiasts.

IP Market

Cannes Remakes is a new initiative, launched in partnership with the CNC, to spotlight a handpicked selection of the finest European IP titles, ready to be remade into new film adaptations. The program includes a pitching session, followed by a pre-arranged series of one-to-one meetings and a networking event designed to facilitate connections between international buyers and producers.

Shoot The Book!, co-organized with SCELF, is an initiative designed to turn top literary works into films — all through a lively two-day event in Cannes. The program presents a curated selection of books ripe for screen adaptation and a platform for publishers to connect with international producers keen on adapting the latest and hottest IPs in literature.

Training & Workshops

Cannes Makers is an immersive 3-day training and mentorship program to shape the next generation of international sales leaders. This innovative program is designed to help under-30 professionals enhance their vocational skills, encourage cross-border collaborations, and provide direct engagement with leading industry experts. (Program is restricted to selected Cannes Makers participants only)

impACT Lab, the workshop component of our impACT program, is meticulously crafted to empower a selected group of emerging producers. Our aim is to furnish them with the indispensable skills needed to actualize their impactful projects, guided by a team of seasoned industry experts. (Workshop is restricted to selected impACT Lab participants only)

Talents

Spot the Composer, with the support of SACEM, is a unique program designed to connect a selected group of professional film composers with feature film directors and producers, actively seeking music for their projects. It’s a valuable platform for composers to showcase their talent and create harmonious collaborations in Cannes!

SFC | Rendez-vous Industry is a forum dedicated to short film professionals. As a non-competitive section of the Festival de Cannes, it aims to foster new relationships between filmmakers and the industry. Over four days, festival and market attendees can participate in panels, discussions and workshops about co-production, distribution, and the release of short films in the market.