Practical information


✓ First time in Cannes

The Marché du Film and the Festival de Cannes

What’s the difference between the Marché du Film and the Festival de Cannes? 

  • 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.


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

Tourist Office

Palais des Festivals, Croisette entrance, Near Marches Debussy

Open 7 days a week – 9am to 7pm

+33 4 92 99 84 22


Informations Desks

Hostesses are at your disposal for all information; they are ready to welcome you at the Information Desks indicated by an “i” at the following locations:

  • Inside the Palais des Festivals 

Level -1: Marché du Film entrance, center aisle

Level -1: Puits de Lumière

Level -1: Accreditations Hall

Level 0: Hall Méditerranée (to the left of the main entrance)

Level 3: near the press boxes


  • In the Riviera 

Main entrance on the sea side

✓ Transportation

Getting to Cannes

🛫 Plane

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport – +33 820 423 333.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport shuttle – +33 800 060 106.

Ligne 210 

. From Cannes first departure (Gare Routière, next to the Town Hall): 7am and then every half-hour from 8am to 6pm

Last departure: 7pm

. From the Airport first departure (Terminal 1 – platform 3 & Terminal 2 – platform 3): 8am and then every half-hour from 9am to 7pm

Last departure: 8pm

Travel time (subject to traffic conditions): 45 minutes

🌱 Offset your flight carbon footprints!


🚆 SNCF – French Rail Service – Place de la Gare. 3635


🚖 TaxisAllo Taxi Cannes

+33 4 93 99 27 27



Getting around Cannes

  • Bus: € 1,5 per trip – maps and timings on


  • Bicycle rent:
    • Holiday Bikes – 44 bd de Lorraine / + 33 4 97 06 30 63 
    • Mistral location – 4, rue Georges Clémenceau / + 33 4 93 39 33 60
    • Daniel Location – 12, rue Montaigne / + 33 4 93 99 90 30
    • Elite Rent a Bike – 19, avenue Maréchal Juin / + 33 4 93 94 30 34


Cars, scooters, tourism and work vehicles

3, rue du Commandant Vidal

+ 33 4 93 06 26 30 / +33 825 358 358


  • Parkings

 There are several parking spaces available around the Marché du Film, including one next to the Palais des Festivals. Open 24/7. More information 

Parking spaces can be booked in advance in the Palais Car park. We advise you to book one month before the beginning of the Festival (mid-April). Please fill this form to request a booking.


+33 4 93 99 27 27


Find your way in Cannes

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

  • Information desks 

Hostesses are at your disposal for all information; they are ready to welcome you at the Information Desks indicated by an “i” at the following locations:

Inside the Palais des Festivals 

Level -1: Marché du Film entrance, center aisle

Level -1: Puits de Lumière

Level -1: Accreditations Hall

Level 0: Hall Méditerranée (to the left of the main entrance)

Level 3: near the press boxes

In the Riviera 

Main entrance on the sea side

✓ Accomodation

Accomodations and fraud

There are a number of lodging possibilities in Cannes in close proximity to the market. You can find and consult a list of hotels at Cannes destination.


  • Carlton / 58, La Croisette / 04 93 06 40 06
  • Five Seas Hotel / 1, rue Notre Dame / 04 63 05 05
  • Grand Hotel / 45, La Croisette / 04 93 38 15 45
  • Gray d’Albion / 38, rue des Serbes / 04 92 99 79 79
  • Majestic / 10, La Croisette / 04 92 98 77 00
  • Martinez / 73, La Croisette / 04 93 90 12 34
  • JW Mariott / 50, La Croisette / 04 92 99 70 00

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

Beware of fraudulent accommodation providers.

Companies may attempt to contact you with attractive offers of hotel or apartment rentals for your stay in Cannes, sometimes using the  Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes, or Palme d’Or logos. 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.

✓ Communication & Services


  • Business Center 

+33 4 92 99 80 36

Palais level -1, aisle 07

    • Photocopying (€ 0,30 a copy; € 0,10 for more than 200 copies), binding
    • Internet access
    • Computer services: word processing (PC), laser printing, computer rental
    • Fax (€ 1-2 a page according to country)


  • Left Luggage Office

Front of Bistingo entrance (Casino Croisette side) – bags only

Available for badge holders only


  • Graphic Creation & Printing

Riccobono – Palais level -1 – Stand 11.07

For all your printing needs – DTP Service – Graphic creation (graphic designer available on site) – Flyers – Brochures – Posters (Forex, Foamex, stickers…) – Booth decorations – Banners – Business cards… Delivery in the Palais des Festivals and Hotels. 


Suzy COATES: / +33 6 98 64 29 57

Angela HUET: / +33 6 09 56 42 32


  • Computers

+33 6 10 35 58 31

In the case of any problems with your computer, Léni provides maintenance and assistance services.


  • Cloakroom

+33 4 92 99 86 33

Palais level -1, under the stairs.

Luggage not accepted.


Internet access

We have various options for Internet connection in the Palais des Festivals.

Wifi free of charge

Free for most Marché badge-holders with codes printed on badges (5 letters).

Paying Wifi 

Connection via : “_PalaisDesFestivalsWifi_” € 15 a day (sliding rates – 10 days € 92,5)

The Lounge

Reserved to Marché priority badges (purple square) – Riviera L3

Web Points

Reserved to Marché badges – Riviera aisle H

Business Center

Open to all participants, paying services – Palais level -1, aisle 07

Shipment - Express mail service

Palais level -1 on the right before the elevators, next to the stairs

+33 6 43 14 71 02

TNT, Express transport service for worldwide shipment, offers you the following services:

For exhibitors: pick-up at your stand and express shipping of your packages and documents in France and throughout the world.

For visitors: special offer “luggage + delivery”, to send home your documents, brochures, films, DVDs… collected during the Marché du Film!


  • Filmair – Shipping and pick-up of prints

+33 1 34 38 63 00

Worldwide logistics for Media products (cinema, TV, shootings, festivals, markets…).

Regular & express shipments, dedicated staff, official forwarder of Marché du Film.

3,000 square meters of storage warehouse in Paris (Roissy – Charles de Gaulle).


  • Martini Technotrans

+33 4 92 59 27 27  


For more than 30 years, Martini Technotrans is at your disposal to make your event easier: dedicated quote and individual support, import/export customs formalities, handling and deliveries of your equipment, management of prints, return shipment (prints, promotional equipments…), official forwarder of the Marché du Film.


  • Post Office

22 rue Bivouac Napoléon, 06400 Cannes. 3631.

    Family friendly services


    • Baby Lounge

    Level 0, main entrance

    Express-changing and feeding corner for parents with babies.


    • Ballon Rouge Child Care 

    Village International (Pantiero Side), pavilion 224

    Space for toddlers, organized by Parenting at Film Festivals and Nanny Please.

    ✓ Accreditation process, badges and access

    In Cannes

    Badges will be available for collection from 11 May.

    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).

    You will have to present an ID card in order to retrieve your badge.

    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 € 60 per day per person. This pass is available at the Gare Maritime outside the Palais des Festivals.  

    Access conditions

    As long as you are registered to the Marché du Film, Producers Network, and/or the Cannes Workshops, you will have the same privileges as those accredited to the Festival, which includes accreditation to the Festival de Cannes and the screenings there (exceptions for these include the press screening and the screening for the Official Selection at the Grand Théatre Lumière).

    On the other hand, only those accredited to the Producers Network and Cannes Workshops will be able to access events linked to these programs.

    You will need to bring your badge for the entire duration of the Marché du Film, inside the Festival area, as well as to access all the screening rooms at the Marché du Film (Palais, Riviera, Lérins, and the Village International).

    Please understand that your badge will feature your full name and that you can’t lend it to anyone else.

    In the case where a participant cancels his/her trip to Cannes, the amount paid for registration will not be refunded and will still be due to the Marché as compensation. 

    Lost/stolen 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.

    There will be a € 50 fee for your new badge. 

    Marché du Film accessible for all - people with disabilities

    To ensure the best possible conditions for your stay, the Marché du Film and the Festival de Cannes have edited a Festival for all Guidebook (available soon) providing extensive information about the services and facilities specifically designed for people with reduced mobility.

    Preparing your arrival 

    People with reduced mobility may be given specific means of access to certain areas of the Palais. If you wish to benefit from these, once you have received confirmation that your pass has been approved, please confirm your attendance by emailing, attaching a disability certification document or an EU disability card.

    Your request will be processed from 1 April.

    Getting to Cannes

    By train:

    Cannes SNCF train station has a range of disabled facilities and services.

    • Disability aids (wheelchairs readily available, lifts, access ramps, audio induction loops)
    • Special signage (audio and visual information, tactile paving on platforms for guidance and safety)
    • Disabled toilets

    By plane:

    Nice – Côte d’Azur Airport offers many disabled facilities and services.

    • Phone points:

    Terminal 1: D4 entrance, bus station, underground car park P2

    Terminal 2: D1 and D3 entrances (departures hall), bus station, P5 and G2 car parks

    • Disability aids (touch screens, hearing loops, shuttle buses to the plane, ambulift, ambulift cabins, phone points, through-floor lifts for PRM, seating for PRM and wheelchairs)
    • A dedicated reception service
    • Special signage
    • Disabled toilets
    • Nice-Cannes transfers: all buses on line 210 between Nice – Côte d’Azur Airport and Cannes are accessible to people with reduced mobility (access lift, reserved spaces).

      For any additional query, please contact us

      ✓ Stay connected!


      Cinando is the official online database for all information on businesses, professionals, exhibitors, films and screenings at the Marché du Film and Festival de Cannes. 

      All year long, will offer you the same service for all the major markets: Cannes, Toronto, AFM, EFM and Filmart. 

      Available on the App Store and Google Play.

      Cinando, part of the Marché du Film, is the premier online network dedicated to film industry professionals, available all-year-round and during the biggest film markets.

      You must register and update your information on Cinando to be put in the Marché Guide.


      Your Marché du Film account

      Accessing your personal account on Marché du Film and your profile on Cinando can be done with the same username and password.

      • Your Marché du Film personal account contains details about the status of your accreditation, the status of your screening(s), your invoice and your visa letter. 
      • The Marché du Film official website offers everyone general information about the event, the latest news, information about our industry programs, an online schedule to learn more about the Marché du Film and how it’s the largest trade hub for the film industry.

      Match&Meet app (powered by Talque)

      Search and find the people who suit your business, your projects, ideas and visions perfectly. 

      Your Marché accreditation gives yo access to our brand new Match&Meet app.

      You can activate your profile with the link provided by the Marché (also in your Messages on your Cinando account).

      In a few clics, describe your profile and what you are looking for in Cannes. Soon our App will suggest connecting you with co-producers, financiers, partners… all matching your search. Choose who you want to chat with or let the App organize a meeting for you by checking your calendars and booking a meeting table. 

      ✓ Screenings

      Booking 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 Alice Kharoubi.

      Attending screenings

      The Marché du Film has the right to deny access to online screening requests when the screening slots are full.

      The Marché du Film screening service does not deliver invitations for the Festival de Cannes screenings. 

      Press badge holders will not be able to access the rooms of the Marché du Film.

      The Marché du Film badge holder also benefits from unique reruns of the Official Selection.

      Catch-up screenings

      At the end of the Festival, Cinando also gives you the opportunity to catch-up on the films screened at the Marché du Film so you don’t miss out. 

      Our catch-up pages also feature the Official Selection from the Festival de Cannes, the Director’s Fortnight, Critic’s Week and ACID.

      Also available for international festivals and markets all-year round.

      ✓ Miscellaneous

      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.

      First Aid & Doctors

      • First Aid

      Security at the Palais des Festivals

      Accident, damages, fire, suspicious packages: in case of emergency, ring the emrgency number: 8484.

      As part of the French Vigipirate plan, security checks are in operation at the entrances to the Palais and the Riviera.

      Emergency Fire Brigade

      +33 4 92 99 84 04.

      Outside the Palais des Festivals

      • Police: 17
      • Firemen: 18
      • Police station: +33 4 93 06 22 22


      • Doctors

      Emergency ambulances: 15

      Doctors on call: +33 810 850 505

      Emergency doctors: 0 825 005 004 (dial 06 for department)


      • Cannes Hospital

      15, avenue des Brousailles

      + 33 4 93 69 70 00 / Emergency: +33 4 93 69 71 50


      Electrical outlet

      To ensure you can use your personal electrical appliances safely in Cannes, be sure you have these two associated plug types, types C and E.

      Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type E is the plug which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin.

      France operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

      The official Festival de Cannes store

      The official Festival de Cannes stores offer a wide range of products and souvenirs specially created for the Festival de Cannes.


      Lost and found office

      +33 4 92 98 72 54 – Gare maritime

      • Reporting lost or stolen 

      Bank cards: +33 892 705 705

      Cheques: +33 892 683 208

      Mobile phone:

      Orange: 3970

      SFR: 1023

      Bouygues: +33 800 29 10 00

      Free: 3244