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    Rendez-Vous 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 addition, to extend the interactions around targeted topics, Keynotes are elaborated in a more intimate space (upon registration).

    In 2021, we had the pleasure to welcome:
    Jim Cummings - Filmmaker ; Wouter Jansen - Square Eyes ; Enrico Vannucci – Locarno Film Festival | Torino Short Film Market ; Nathalie Lebel - L'Agence du Court Métrage ; Mathieu Darras - First Cut & Full Circle Labs | Pop Up Film Residency ; Elena Diesbach - HFF München (University of
    Television and Film Munich)
    ; Marija Milovanovic | Lemonade Films ; Céline Roustan - Short of the Week | Palm Springs Shortfest ; Marina D. Richter - Ubiquarian ; Niels Putman - | Talking Shorts ; Laurence Boyce - PÖFF Shorts | Black Nights Tallinn ; Sandrine Cassidy - USC School of Cinematic Arts ; Etienne Gauthier - Composer ; Elise McLeod - Filmmaker... 

    The whole program of the Industry Panels & Keynotes will be unveiled early May.
    Industry Panels are available on free access, Keynotes (20 to 30 participants) require a preliminary registration. 

    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 2021, we had the pleasure to welcome:
    Jean-Gabriel Périot ; Omar El Zohairy ; Laura Samani ; João Paulo Miranda Maria ; Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis ; Thessa Meijer ; Sebastián Sepulveda ; Sacha Amaral...

    The whole program of the Directors' Talks & Masterclasses will be unveiled early May.

    Follow our news to stay 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 May.

    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 May.

    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 are a not-to-be-missed event, an essential to develop your professional connections.

    Schedule available by the end of April.

    Registrations to the SFC Breakfasts open: early May.

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