Festival de Cannes et Marché du Film

Festival de Cannes et Marché du Film

The Marche du Cannes is one of the largest film markets in the world, with more than 30,000 professionals accredited each year. The Irish film industry is represented at the Irish Pavilion, managed by the IFB.

Festival de Cannes

The Irish Film Board has had a presence at the Festival de Cannes for more than ten years, hosting the Irish Pavilion. The Pavilion is located at No. 131 in the International Village. The IFB promotes Irish film and services the needs of the Irish producers attending the festival through the Pavilion.  

The Festival de Cannes 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. It also includes a range of cultural and artistic activities such as forums, tributes, masterclasses and exhibits, and a high-profile competition, the highlight of which is the Palme d'Or award.

In 1959, the Marché 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 Cannes Market, where films are bought, sold and financed, is one of the leading film markets in the world  and 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 industry at Cannes 

The Irish Pavilion is the focus for the business, information and social elements of the Irish film industry in Cannes. If you are working in the Irish film industry and attending the Cannes Film Festival, you may register on this page for the Irish Pavilion. Registration will be open in April 2018 and will ensure that you can avail of the Irish Pavilion services, keep up to date on Irish events in Cannes, and be included on the 'Irish Delegates in Cannes' list.

Please note that membership of the Irish Pavilion is not Market or Festival Accreditation, both of which must be completed through the Festival de Cannes website.

The Irish Pavilion is positioned in a central location (No. 131) beside the USA Pavilion.

Membership of the Irish Pavilion includes:

  • Staffed information desk
  • New indoor meeting facilities
  • Access to outdoor terrace meeting area
  • Fax and photocopy facilities
  • Message services
  • Multiple internet points / WiFi - priority given to members
  • Charging facilities
  • Storage facilities (subject to availability)