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Festival-goer © DR

"3 Days in Cannes" for young film lovers

Fostering creative talent starts by spotting and supporting budding filmmakers, as well as inspiring vocation by facilitating access to what might otherwise seem inaccessible: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in the world’s biggest film festival.

An exclusive pass for 18- to 28-year-olds!

In 2018, the Festival de Cannes kick-started a new scheme dedicated to film lovers around the world: “3 Days in Cannes”, a programme open to all young people aged 18 to 28 with a passion for film. Candidates are invited to apply with a letter describing their love of the silver screen.

Around 3,300 participants (50% of whom come from outside France) are chosen every year to experience the Festival as an insider, attending masterclasses by renowned directors or actors and meeting contemporary industry experts.


“3 Days in Cannes”: how it works

A three-day pass that gives participants access to the Official Selection (Competition, Out of Competition, Special Screenings, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Première, Cannes Classics, Cinéma de la Plage), the parallel selection sessions (Directors’ Fortnight, Semaine de la Critique, ACID) the Cinéum and the Palais des Festivals, and a special line-up of film screenings at the Les Arcades cinema for Festival last Thursday and Friday. .

From 2022 on, “3 Days in Cannes” participants can also attend the daily press conferences at the Palais des Festivals: a golden opportunity to meet film crews and teams and learn more about the Selection.


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