Our CSR engagement

Our CSR engagement

We at the Marché du Film want to do our part for future generations and we thank you for helping to support us in this effort.

CSR extends to everything from eco-friendly practices such as reducing our carbon footprint to philanthropy and beyond, ensuring a better future for people and the planet.

Offsetting: eco-contribution

🌱 Attendees' eco-contribution

89% 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 registering online will be required to pay a €20 (excl. tax) eco-contribution. This €20 fee is included in the price of your Marché du Film badge when you register online.

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

🌱 The Festival's eco-contribution

Running the event (preparation, set-up, technical means, associated merchandise) accounts for 11% of all carbon emissions. The Festival de Cannes undertakes to offset these emissions by paying an eco-contribution.

In order to ensure the funds are allocated to relevant and reliable programmes, a scientific committee made up of independent experts will be set up to select carbon-offsetting initiatives to support, with the latter unveiled during the 2021 edition, and during forthcoming editions.

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.
• An 84% drop in the traditional volume of plastic water bottles used (19,000 units in 2019) will be implemented starting in 2021. Alongside
this, water fountains will be set up across the Festival's and Marché's various spaces.
• 44 tons of paper and 10 tons of glass have been collected.
• 100% of carpet used during the Marché du Film is recyclable.

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.

🌍 More information about the Festival de Cannes commitment