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Cannes Film Festival
The Festival de Cannes is the most important film festival in the world, with more than 33,000 professionals accredited each year at the Festival and Marché du Film (Film Market) - including more than 2,200 artists, 4,300 journalists, 13,600 distributors, producers, exhibitors and industrialists.
For 62 years, the Festival has reinforced its role as forerunner in world cinema: from the discovery and promotion of films and artists, to the implementation of new activities to support creativity, to the organisation of cultural and artistic activities which enrich the festival such as forums, tributes, masterclasses, exhibits etc.
In 1959 the Marche du Film was created to bring a commercial element to the artistic festival and has since enabled an ever-increasing number of countries to promote their culture and cinema and to support their producers and film industries.
The Festival de Cannes is reserved for film industry professionals. To participate in the festival, you must be accredited. Requests for accreditation are made online on the Festival de Cannes website.
The Irish Film Board has had a presence at the Festival de Cannes for more than ten years in the Irish Pavilion. The Pavilion is located in the International Village, which you can find on the Cannes map on this page. The IFB promotes Irish film and services the needs of the Irish producers attending the festival through the Pavilion.
Find out more about the Irish Pavilion and IFB activities in Cannes on our Irish Pavilion page.