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Cannes Docs offers a dedicated venue and tailored program of events for all creative documentary film professionals – filmmakers and industry experts alike!

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

Cannes Docs is committed to being as useful, relevant and welcoming as possible for documentary filmmakers of all backgrounds and origins, as well as for the key players in the field.

Dive in the detailed 2024 program of events on our SCHEDULE tab, and download the PROGRAM OVERVIEW

We’ve got a rich and diverse array of sessions and formats at hand – you just need to make your own mix! To get in the mood, you can also explore the very special Cannes Docs vibe by checking out the 2022 and 2023 slideshows. We look very much forward to welcoming you at our beautiful Cannes Docs venue!

📆 The key dates for Cannes Docs 2024 are Thursday 16 (Opening) to Tuesday 21 May (Doc Day).

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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 one-on-one consultations with decision-makers, group presentations with industry professionals, social events, panels & talks, special screenings, workshops, happy hours, as well as curated showcases of docs-in-progress from all around the world.

Cannes Docs is particularly relevant for producers with films in advanced stages of production (in editing/post), who are looking for a festival premiere and/or for a sales agent, or for sellers and programmers looking for the most enthralling soon-to-hit-the-circuit docs.

More generally, Cannes Docs is a B-to-B platform designed to connect with peers and documentary film professionals of all backgrounds, promote your line-up, festival, company or organization, expand your network and develop your films & 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 and enrich the human connections that help all of us forge ahead tirelessly with our projects!

To all documentary film professionals and documentary filmmakers out there, do 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!