Join us in Cannes 2017

Creative Europe once again is present at Cannes Film Festival (17 – 28 May) with a number of MEDIA-funded films screening in the festival selection and various industry events supported by the programme scheduled throughout the festival. To make the most of these Europe-focused initiatives look out for the following: 

European Film Forum – Creating the Future: The MEDIA Programme after 2020 

22 May, 14:30 to 17:30 at Salon des Ambassadeurs, Palais des Festival et des Congrès, Boulevard de la Croisette.

In the context of Creative Europe’s mid-term review, this edition of the European Film Forum focuses on the potential shape and scope of a successor programme after 2020. The event will include a keynote from the European Commission, a contribution by producer, distributor and Columbia University Professor Ira Deutchman and an interview with director Agnieszka Holland. After panel discussions with industry experts, Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director at DG CONNECT at the European Commission, will give the closing remarks. Find out more and register

Round tables and panel discussions

21 to 23 May, MEDIA Stand at the European Pavilion, 119, Village International/Riviera.

In addition to the public conference, the European Film Forum will hold a full programme of roundtable discussions and panels with representatives from the industry and policy makers. Topics include: exporting European films internationally, co-production and distribution between Europe and Africa and new experimentations in subtitling. See the schedule and find out more.

MEDIA Showcases 

19 to 24 May at the MEDIA Stand at the European Pavilion, 119, Village International/Riviera.

Throughout the festival a number of MEDIA-supported projects will be showcased. Presentations include: United in Diversity - celebrating the first 30 years of the European Film Academy with Agnieszka Holland; Cinema Goes Video On Demand with the European Film and Video Initiative; The Power of the Hashtag (#) with European Film Challenge, as well as filmmaker Houda Benyamina discussing Le Groupe Ouest’s European Film Lab. See the schedule and register.

European Pavilion

17 to 26 May 2015, open daily from 9:00AM - 7P:00M, Pavilion 119, Village International/Riviera.

Organised by, the European Pavilion is a meeting point for producers, distributors, sales agents, festival and training organisers. Market delegates can make use of the space throughout the festival and speak to representatives from the Europe-wide network of Creative Europe Desks, the policy experts at the European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) who will be there to answer any questions about Creative Europe funding opportunities. Find out more.

EAO Conference - Is VoD growing the film pie?

20 May, 9:30 to 11:30 at the Olympia Cinema, 5, rue de la pompe.

The European Audiovisual Observatory this year focuses on the impact of VoD on the film value chain. Experts will be looking at the evolution of VoD and its impact on the film ecosystem. Questions such as how much rights holders can expect to earn from TVoD or SVoD will be asked. Other topics include the effect of new EU rules on traditional distribution and market trends. Entry is free to anyone with Marché du film or festival accreditation. Find out more and register

Events organised by Creative Europe-funded organisations

The European Documentary Network (EDN) is organising a networking dinner for its members in association with the Marché du Film. Sign up before noon 17 May.

We'll be updating this page with more announcments as they are made. Check back for more details soon. 

Creative Europe-supported exhibitors’ network Europa Cinemas holds its annual Exhibitors Meeting, as well as a roundtable on the Future of the Big Screen. They are also announcing the winner of their annual Europa Cinemas Label award as part of the Directors' Fortnight on 26 May. Visit the Europa Cinemas wesbite for more information.