Cannes Film Market – Technical Information

BLU-RAY
1 – Disc making

Blu-Ray discs provided for Marché screenings have to respect the following requirements and must comply with the Blu-Ray video disc specifications edited by the Blu-Ray Association. Data Blu-Ray discs are forbidden, as well as Blu-Ray 4K and 3D.

2 – Authoring

The discs must include a menu providing the following functions:

– Access to the first picture of the content

– Subtitle enabling or disabling if optional

3 – Image

Movie image should be framed using full height or full width in a Full HD container (1920x1080). The codec should be H264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) with a 25 Mb/s maximal bitrate. The frame rate may be 24 or 23.976 fps progressive.

4 – Sound

The sound should be distributed in 5.1 channels distribution. The codec used should be either PCM, Dolby AC3 or Dolby True HD.

5 – Subtitling

Subtitles will preferably be burned directly onto the image. If not, please propose only one language as subtitles.

PLEASE NOTE: if the image ratio implies “letter box” black bars, the subtitles should be burned onto foot of the image, not in the container black area. The fonts used, their size and colour should be suitable for reading on a big screen, without picture alteration.

6 – Zoning

Ideally, the disc should be multizoned. Otherwise it can be set to zone B (Europe).

All films (DCPs and Blu-Rays), DKDMs and KDMs must be delivered to the Marché du Film no later than Thursday, May 9. In case they arrive after May 9, an additional late fee of 250 Euros per film will be charged.

If this deadline is exceeded, the Marché du Film cannot guarantee the screening and reserves the right to cancel the screening while the full screening fee will be invoiced.

Films completed before January 1, 2018 and films that were already screened at a previous Marché du Film are not accepted.

From early February, screening requests can be made. They are processed on a first come first served basis. THAT MEANS THEY SELL OUT QUICKLY SO PLAN TO HAVE YOUR PAYMENTS COMPLETE BEFORE FEB 2020.

The detailed information on the films and the screening schedule are listed in the Pocket Guide, the Dailies, Cannes Market News and cinando.com.

Titles of the films that are going to be screened should be forwarded to the Screening Department (+ enter the line-up on Cinando) no later than Tuesday, April 16 so they can be listed in the Guide.

We thank you to confirm the screening program, the film affectation as well as the access restriction ( by invitation, priority badge only, no press, secret) no later than April 25 to be included in the Pocket Guide and Cinando.

The screening schedule is forwarded daily to the international trades and published in the Dailies.

Last minute changes in the schedule might not be included in the daily editions of all trades due to print time.

It is also possible for the sales company to opt for a totally private screening that will neither be listed in the Pocket Guide, nor on Cinando and the Dailies as long as they inform the Screening Department before April 25.

Blu-Ray Screening is VERY Limited
For more options please deliver your film in DCP format

Blu-Ray Examples

40 seats – 677 Euro Screen 3.3m x 1.4m

53 seats – 793 Euro Screen 3.45m x 1.9m

63 seats – 1029 Euro Screen 5.74m x 2.5m

The Other Guys
$4,500
$4,500 or more plus 25% of Sales.
Your film is one of many dozens or hundreds of Films available.
Your film is not actively promoted. It is just displayed.
You have no control over who obtains your screeners.
You have no control over the types of films you are associated with. You might not want your film associated with some of these films. Do you really want your film displayed next to a Zombie Slasher Film?
Usually displays a small 8X11 poster if you are fortunate. Never any Press Kit Still Photos.
No in-the-booth screening.
No sales sheet give-aways.
No customer contact details.
Has the Sales Rep actually watched your film and can they answer questions about you and your production company?
Is the Sales Rep actually at the booth or is it sometimes unmanned?
No video stream of the sales booth.
Many times not even a proper sales booth with partitions - just a table or a booth share in a less frequented area.
No playing of your trailer.
Customized experience – not available. if you want to provide extra sales sheets, t-shirts, promo items, food or drink you are out of luck.
Cannes screenings – Not available. If you wish to arrange screenings for your film at the Cannes Theatres, you must arrange for them yourself.
High Value Advertising - Not available. Signposting, Cannes Marketing Bag, Daily Screening Program, Cannes Market News, The Funds Book, The Pocket Guide, The Producers Guide, and Media Packages you must arrange for them yourself.
American Cinema
$5,900
$5,900 plus 5% of Sales in the 1st 90 Days.
Any sales that happen after 90 Days - Zero Commission.
Your film is one of only 4 - 5 Films.
Your film is actively promoted inside and outside the sales booth.
You have total control over who obtains your screeners.
You have more control over the types of films you are associated with.
Your in-the-booth display includes large posters and Press Kit Still Photos that you provide.
In-the-booth screening on a 65" HD Television on a comfortable arm chair. Your film will be shown on request to prospective buyers according to their requirements.
Sales sheet and screener DVD give-aways that you provide.
Customer contact details for everyone receiving a screener DVD.
The Sales Rep actually watched your film and can answer questions about you and your production company.
The sales booth is always manned.
Youtube® Video stream of the sales booth so that the film owners can observe the Cannes marketplace and who visits the booth and your film availability can be seen by Youtube viewers. You can also link to your Video On Demand provider as well as your website to sell your Logo Merchandise or advertise your next project.
Over-sized sales booth partitioned for privacy. Not a booth share or table share.
Your trailer is played alternately on a screen in the front of the booth throughout the 11 days of the show.
Get the exposure your film deserves and get the customers that your film needs.
Customized experience – if you want to provide extra sales sheets, t-shirts, promo items, food or drink, arrangements can be made. Additional costs and booking deadlines are involved. Please inquire.
Cannes screenings – If you wish to arrange screenings for your film at the Cannes Theatres, arrangements can be made. If you wish to serve drinks during your screening, arrangements can be made. Additional costs and booking deadlines are involved. Please inquire. You need at least one screening to appear in the magazines.
High Value Advertising - Signposting, Cannes Marketing Bag, Daily Screening Program, Cannes Market News, The Funds Book, The Pocket Guide, The Producers Guide, and Media Packages are available. Additional costs and booking deadlines are involved. Please inquire.
Youtube® Video Stream allows the world to see your video being displayed at Cannes
Do It Yourself
$29,775
$29,775 (2 People) - Higher if more people are required - You keep all revenue.
Your film is the only one available. Many buyers do not want single films and they may not be sure if you can submit a full package of deliverables.
Your film is actively promoted inside the sales booth by you. Your assistant must promote your film outside the booth.
You have control over who obtains your screeners. You must sales pitch every visitor to your booth over the 11 days of the show.
You have control over the types of films you are associated with because it is only your film on display.
Your in-the-booth display can include large posters and Press Kit Still Photos that you provide.
In-the-booth screening on a 65" HD Television - You will have to arrange and pay for this yourself when arriving in Cannes (around $3000).
Sales sheet and post card give-aways that you provide.
Customer contact details for everyone receiving a screener DVD.
You can talk about you and your production company.
The sales booth is always manned by you or your assistant.
Youtube® Video Stream allows the world to see your video being displayed at Cannes - You must buy a camera and arrange for this yourself.
Full sized sales booth, booth share or table share, whatever you can afford.

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