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Every year during the Marché du Film, Cannes Docs offers a dedicated venue and tailored program of events for all feature documentary film professionals – filmmakers and industry decision-makers alike.

At the heart of the world’s n°1 film festival and market, Cannes Docs reaffirms the fundamental place and role of the documentary genre, and works at ever-strengthening its organic integration within the global film industry. To this end, Cannes Docs includes the annual Doc Day, an exclusive daylong celebration of documentary cinema and of its essential role in our contemporary societies.

Cannes Docs strongly intends to be as useful, relevant and welcoming as possible, for documentary filmmakers of all backgrounds and origins, as well as for all of the field’s predominant players.

📆 Please note the key dates of the upcoming 2021 hybrid Cannes Docs edition:

. MAIN ONSITE EVENTS: 8-13 JULY
. DOC DAY: 13 JULY
. ONLINE EVENTS: 6-15 JULY

 

Throughout the Marché du Film, Cannes Docs offers multiple opportunities to documentary filmmakers and to all professionals working with creative, cinematic, author-driven feature docs, particularly specialized sales agents and top international festival programmers.

This unique networking platform brings together all the major players in the field for a series of customized events including panels, talks, special screenings, workshops, opportunities to consult with experts, one-on-one meetings, tutoring, as well as selected showcases of docs-in-progress from all around the world.

Cannes Docs is particularly relevant for producers with films in advanced stages of production who are looking for a festival premiere and/or for a sales agent, or for sellers and programmers looking for the latest undiscovered documentary gems.

More generally, it’s also a B-to-B platform designed to connect with peers and documentary film professionals of all types, promote your festival, company or organization, expand your network and develop your projects.

Each year, the program rounds off with Doc Day, a full-day event composed of keynotes, panel discussions and masterclasses, featuring inspiring doc filmmakers in selection at Cannes and high profile industry executives.

Doc Day is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and reflect on how the documentary genre is continuously evolving as a marketplace, as an artistic form, and as a tool to raise awareness and drive global change. It is also an unmissable moment for the entire doc community in Cannes, getting together joyfully to maintain the connections that make all of us forge ahead tirelessly with our projects!

To all documentary film professionals and documentary filmmakers out there, please consider adding Cannes Docs to your agenda and joining us at the Croisette’s one-stop venue for all things documentary at the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes.