Screen Your Film
at Cannes Film Market 2020

Actors. Actresses. Photographers. Limos. The Red Carpet. These images that we see on the news, in magazines and on television represent the lights and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival. These images effectively sell the flash and sizzle of the film industry to the public.

But at this point you are not interested in selling your film to the public.

You want to sell your film to a film buyer. And it is their job, with their vision, determination and special skill set, to sell your film to the public.

Regardless of everything you read during your research on selling your film, catering to the film buyer is your primary objective. Making the buyer’s job effortless and pleasant is always our first concern.

Film buyers at a film market come in all shapes and sizes, with different wants and needs. However it is safe to assume that film market buyers…

  • Are tired and jet-lagged – they have traveled from all corners of the world to attend Cannes and they usually have not had the chance to recover from the effects of travel.

  • Are overworked and underpaid – film acquisitions positions are a customer facing, marketing type of career. It is not a 9 to 5 job. These buyers put in more than 40 hours a week and most aren’t paid enough for the work they do.
  • Are stressed – buyers are not sent to a film market for fun. It is business and they are expected to find product that their company can sell at a profit.
  • Are looking for a bargain – buyers attending a film market may be looking for films from a specific film genre or they may be looking for any film that looks interesting, however you can be sure they are looking for a bargain.

Your Film Needs This Logo

Why you should screen your film:

Your film needs exposure as part of your marketing plan. And a Cannes Film Market screening could be part of that plan. Other benefits could be:

      • A Film Buyer buys your film for $$$$$$$$.
      • A Distributor signs your film for an advance plus royalties.
      • A big name sales agent wants to represent your film.
      • A Producer likes your film and contacts you about future projects.
      • An Investor sees your film and wants you to produce a film for them.

It should be part of your marketing plan to screen your film at the Cannes film market and their are two ways for you to accomplish that. We encourage you to use both methods to promote your film.

Private Screening in the American Cinema Films booth

In addition to providing screening copies of films and sales sheets to prospective buyers, American Cinema Films configures our booths as on site, private screening rooms. The screening area contains three (3) comfortable arm chairs, a 65″ large screen HD television and headphones. The waiting area contains a table and (2) arm chairs for discussions with prospective buyers. This screening service is included with the Cannes Film Market Package and is provided according to the requirements of the buyer. If you wish wine, food or refreshments served during the screenings, please inquire as additional charges apply.

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Public Screening in Cannes Marché du film Theatres

The Marché du film film market at Cannes provides paid screening for your film. Theatre sizes range from 40 seats at USD$764 (around USD$19.10 per seat) to 320 seats at USD$2583 (around USD$8.07 per seat).

We recommend that if your budget allows it, please consider at least one small screening at Marché du film. Remember that the more seats that are available, the more audience reaction available for your buyers to experience. The extra bonus advertisements that come with the screening can add greatly to your films exposure. Films screened at the Marché du Film are automatically showcased in:

      • The Guide.
      • The Pocket Guide with the detailed schedule.
      • The Daily Screening Programs.
      • Cannes Market News.
      • Cinando and mobile apps.
      • International dailies in Cannes such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Screen International, Le Film Français, etc.

In addition, a public screening will allow buyers to experience the audience reaction to your film and give them hard data for making a decision to make a purchase.

Marché du Film Screening reservations start being accepted in February. The early bird rate will last until the end of February, so please advise asap. These fill up fast and all slots are always sold many weeks prior to the start of the show.

If you wish to provide wine, refreshments, food or other give away items to the attendees of your film, please inquire. Additional services available are on-site representatives for Question & Answer periods as well as video taping audience reaction and any pre-film parties. Additional charges will apply.

Time is of the essence. Please make your reservations immediately.

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.