GATHERING FILMMAKERS & INDUSTRY
The Forum gathers actors of the Industry, develops thoughts about Cinema & Short Films, and fosters interactions between worldwide professionals.
Understand the main issues of the Industry is essential when you are looking for the development, production and broadcast of a short film.
Therefore, series of Panels dedicated to major topics regarding the Industry take place each year, animated by renowned professional speakers.
Questions about distribution, financing, festival strategy, or promotion are discussed to allow anyone to prepare their future.
In 2019 we welcomed:
Gemma Bradshaw - One World Media ; John Canciani – Int’l Kurzfilmtage Winterthur ; Linsday Crouse - Op-Docs / New York Times ; Valerie Dobbelaere - Post Bills PR ; Greta Fornari - Lights On ; Jean-Christophe Lamontagne - H264 Distribution ; Elena Lopez Riera - Visions du Réel ; Marcin Luczaj - New Europe Film Sales ; François Morisset - Salaud Morisset ; Weerada Sucharitkul - FilmDoo.
The whole program of the Industry Panels will be unveiled at the end of May.
Follow our news to keep updated on the forthcoming Panels, and to find more about the ones from the past editions.
The Festival de Cannes is the perfect event to gather today’s actors of the Industry.
Filmmakers, actors, editors, scriptwriters… share their experiences and talk about their career.
Discussions about the creation process of short, medium and feature films – Directors' Talks and Masterclasses deals with all film formats.
In 2019, they came at the SFC to share about their vision of the cinema:
Claire Denis ; Midi Z ; Wu Ke-Xi ; Danielle Lessovitz ; Melina León ; Pia Borg ; Raf Roosens ; Sebastián Sepulveda ; Vladimir Durán...
The whole program of the Directors' Talks & Masterclasses will be unveiled at the end of May.
Follow our news to keep updated on the forthcoming Masterclasses, and to find more about the ones from the past editions.
A session dedicated to learn how to pitch.
Targeted tips to present your short film, exercises to practice on the pitching of your film or future project in the best possible way.
Two training sessions led by masters in the Art of Pitching, in a work situation set-up.
Registrations to the Pitch Training Sessions open: early June.
Professionals of Short and Feature films give precise & constructive feedbacks about your film during a 20-minute individual meeting.
This workshop helps you identify the strengths of your film but also determines which elements have to be improved for your future projects.
It is also a privileged time for meeting major actors of the Industry, and hence, having the possibility to exchange about the broadcast of your film.
Registrations to the Truth or Dare workshop open: early June.
SFC participants, filmmakers and producers in Competition or part of the other Cannes’ selections meet major actors from the Industry.
It is a moment shared by professionals that aims to ease participants pitch their film and future project to programmers, distributors, broadcasters and international buyers. SFC Breakfasts is a not-to-be-missed event, an essential to develop your professional connections.
2020 Schedule coming soon.
Registrations to the SFC Breakfasts open: end of May.
French-speaking Producers and filmmakers are invited to present their film and future projects.
This 'one-to-one' meetings are privileged moments to gather with professionals of the Industry. The Rendez-Vous Francophone is an extension to the SFC Breakfasts, reserved to French-speaking participants.
The Rendez-Vous Francophone is developed in collaboration with Sodec.