Sell Your Film at

Cannes Film Market 2020

How to get Started

Thank you for choosing American Cinema Films as your Sales and Marketing partner for Cannes Film Market.

Here are the steps you need to follow to get your film to Cannes this year:

NOTE – If you are a producer, filmmaker or group with multiple films that you wish promoted and don’t have time for travel, please inquire for a private booth program.

1) Your film must be complete and available on a Blu-Ray DVD or DCP. We do not recommend promoting partially completed films or films that have not been graded or posted (unless you have a name attached to it).

2) Use the contact form to advise us of your interest and/or phone us. We will advise you if there are places on the waiting list available. Time is of the essence. There is much to do in getting you included, in addition to the things you are responsible for : sales sheets, posters, screeners, promotional items, etc

3) If slots are available, please send a check for $100 to reserve your place on the list. There are 6 places available.

4) We will notify you that your place is reserved. You then have seven (7) days to send a payment for 20% of the remaining $5900 sales fee. That payment will be $1180. In addition, you must pay for all screenings

5) The remaining $4720 is due by March 31.

6) We must have verified payment and your funds must always be protected. Please make your payments by AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHECKS in U.S. Dollars. AMEX Travelers Checks are currently the only guaranteed payment documents available. Bank wires do not protect you and they can be reversed. Even certified checks can be forged. AMEX Travelers Checks are guaranteed and if they are lost or you report them stolen, you receive a refund. Your original travelers checks will be held in a safe deposit box. KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS. They will not be cashed until all payments have been received for the minimum required number of films. If you cannot pay by AMEX, then you will be required to bank wire all funds to our bank. You may use Transferwise.com.

7) Please note that we must have a minimum of 4 films signed in order for this to happen. If we do not receive enough films, this project will be canceled for this year and your travelers checks will be returned. Your only risk is the 1% fee charged by your bank for the travelers checks. Some banks have special accounts where they do not charge a fee for travelers checks.

8) The deadline for payment for films 1 through 4 is 30 March. If we have not received payment for film #4 by 31 March, all payments will be refunded to film owners 1, 2 & 3.

9) Genres that we represent

Action

Adventure

Mystery

Comedy

Crime

Fiction

Fantasy

War

Paranoid

Family

Philosophical

Political

Romance

Saga

Satire

Teen Drama

Slice of life

Thriller

Urban

Speculative

Science Fiction

Historical

Martial Arts

Supernatural

Religious

Animated

10) Genres that we do not represent

Pornographic or anything of a sexual nature

Slasher

Serial Killers

Racist

LGBT

Hate

Satanist

Witchcraft

Occult

Zombie

11) Deliverables requested from you for Cannes Film Market display (this is in addition to screening):

Pristine, non-watermarked screening copy of your film on Blueray DVD.

Pristine, non-watermarked screening copy of your film on DVD.

Pristine trailer on Blueray DVD.

Pristine trailer on DVD.

Maximum of 500 watermarked screener DVDs, in paper sleeves for handout.

Maximum of 500 8X11 Sales sheets for handout. One side might contain your poster. The opposite side might display your DVD case cover along with a sales pitch, contact details, website and location to download your press kit and publicity still photographs.

Small Posters – 18″ x 24″ (10).

Large Poster – 33″ x 79″ (most impressive) or 36″x48″ (4 of them).

If you need other hand outs or promo items, please inquire.

Your sales and negotiation instructions. You will brief us on your goals and expectations and how you wish us to handle discussions with interested buyers.

Note 1: The screener DVD’s should have your website and contact details printed on the DVD face. They must be in paper sleeves, not plastic containers. They must be watermarked throughout the length of the film to prevent piracy.

Note 2: The less a buyer has to carry, the better. So if you wish to give away a promo item, consider a small key chain or pen with your film’s name and your contact details on it. If the promo item only has your production company info on it, it will be quickly forgotten. You are selling a product, not a company.

Note 3: Your marketing fee includes submission of your film to the Cannes Film Festival. Should you be selected for an award and be unable to attend to receive it, your representative from American Cinema Films will attend in your place.

Note 4: We still recommend that if your budget allows it, please consider at least one small screening at Marché du Film. A small 40 seat theater screening is around $750 (minimum). The extra bonus advertisements that come with the screening can add to your films exposure and your exposure. Films screened at the Marché du Film are automatically showcased: in The Guide, in the Pocket Guide with the detailed schedule, in the Daily Screening Programs, in Cannes Market News. on Cinando and mobile apps, in international dailies in Cannes such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Screen International, Le Film Français, etc. We cannot stress how important it is to be included in these publications.

Marché du Film Screening reservations start being accepted in early February. The early bird rate will last until the end of February, so please advise asap. These fill up fast and usually all slots are sold prior to the start of the show. Start planning this marketing project now..

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.