American Cinema Films™ – Sell Your Film at Cannes™ – Cannes Film Market Technical Information
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 (1920×1080). 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 multi-zoned. 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, 2019 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 2021.
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
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