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CANNESERIES Festival

Who are we?

CANNESERIES, an entirely free and open to all festival, has been one of the major events dedicated to television series and those behind them since 2018! CANNESERIES is a 6-days festival taking place in Cannes with Series selected in Competition, Short Form Competition, Documentary Series Competition and Out of Competition, and screened on the big screen, but you will also have the opportunity to meet those who make them during the Rendez-vous. Learn more about the Official Selection and the Rendez-vous.

Watch content from previous seasons on our Previous Editions page.

How to contact us?

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to write us at contact@canneseries.com.

During the festival, we will answer all your questions at the Gare Maritime.

Organize your stay in Cannes

How can I get to Cannes?

BY RAIL

All types of trains serve the city of Cannes (TGV, TER, Corail, Express) and connect it to all regions of France and major European cities. Regional train network ZOU! also serves the city of Cannes.

 

By plane

The Nice Côte d’Azur airport is 25 km away from the city of Cannes and is accessible by car in less than 30 minutes.


By car

Cannes is connected to major European cities. Thanks to the A8 highway “La Provençale”, you can get to Cannes (exit n°42 Cannes/La Bocca or Mougins/Cannes) from Aix-en-Provence to its West or get to Italy from Cannes to its East.

 

Where can I find a hotel in Cannes?

Cannes’ palaces are the city’s tourist showcase. As the home base of the stars during the Cannes Film Festival, they have contributed to the city’s reputation for a century. Alongside these jewels of the world hotel industry, all categories of hotels and all types of accommodation are represented. Everyone will be able to find the address that suits them according to their budget and their desires in order to organise their stay in complete tranquillity.

Whether it is in traditional hotels, in hotel residences or furnished, in guest rooms, in unusual accommodation or in camping, Cannes will seduce you. Where to sleep in Cannes?

This year, we're partnering with Staycation to offer you the best 24 hour getaways in Cannes. Find all of our experiences here

Where to eat in Cannes?

Like the city, resolutely international, the local gastronomy offers a palette of flavors mixing authenticity and creativity. In addition to the gourmet institutions that can be found at the corner of a shady street or facing the Mediterranean, new addresses are now shaping the culinary landscape of Cannes. From the beach restaurants of the Croisette or the Boulevard du Midi to the mythical neighborhoods that come alive at nightfall, Cannes is rich in culinary nuggets to make your taste buds tingle! Where to eat in Cannes ?

 

Ticketing

How can I book a ticket?

You can book a ticket for free through our online ticketing, on the festival’s website (up to 4 tickets per screening). Tickets cannot be bought in person in Cannes anymore.

Cannes residents have a privileged and early access to box office reservations 2 days before the official opening.

If you have not received your ticket, just send an e-mail to billetterie@canneseries.com.

Booking a ticket online does not guarantee you a seat in the actual theatre. Seating will be open to all but subject to seats availability.

 

The ticket office will open on March 29th for Cannes residents (through a code distributed in the local media) and on March 31st for everyone!

Is a screening ticket really free?

It can’t be stressed often enough; the festival is entirely free.

How to cancel a reservation/give my ticket to someone else?

You can simply send an e-mail to billetterie@canneseries.com and mention the number of the ticket concerned by your cancellation.

You can also give your ticket to someone else.

Series screenings in Cannes

Where do series screenings take place?

Series from the Official Competition are screened at the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes (1, boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes) for the Long Form Competition and Out of Competition selections, and at the Espace Miramar (35 rue Pasteur, 06400 Cannes) for the Short Form Competition and Documentary Series Competition selections.

Who can attend the screenings?

Screenings are open to all over 12 (with the exception of some screenings that can only be reserved for people over 16).

How to attend the screenings?

To access screenings at the Grand Auditorium Lumière (Competition and Out of Competition), you will have to show your reserved free e-ticket to a ticket inspector at the entrance of the theatre. We recommend you get to the venue 45 minutes prior to the screening you want to attend. Doors will open an hour before the beginning of the screening and free seats won’t be reserved anymore 15 minutes prior to the screening.

For screenings at the Espace Miramar (Cannes Rendez-vous, Short Form Competition and Documentary Series Competition), the access is free, subject to seats availability.

Which langage are the series screened in?

Series are screened in their original versions, subtitled in French and, if needed, in English.

Are the screenings in Cannes accessible for disabled people?

Yes, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes and the Espace Miramar have a special access reserved for disabled people.

Rendez-vous

Where do the Rendez-vous take place?

The Rendez-vous take place at the Espace Miramar (35, Rue Pasteur – 06400 Cannes).

Who can attend the Rendez-vous?

The Rendez-vous are open to all. Most of the Rendez-vous are exclusively in French and therefore little adapted to a non-francophone audience.

How to attend the Rendez-vous?

Access is free and open, but subject to seats availability.

We recommend you get to the venue 45 minutes prior to the event you want to attend.

Are the Rendez-vous accessible to disabled people?

Yes, the Espace Miramar has a special access reserved for disabled people.

Press

How to get press pass?

It’s very easy to ask for a press pass, you just need to fill the accreditation form that you’ll find on the press area of the website. 

An incomplete or invalid application will be managed by the Press Office and might be rejected. The Press Office will study your request.

If you encounter any problems with your accreditation request, please contact: presse@canneseries.com

How do I know if my request has been sentsent?

Once you’ve applied, you will get a confirmation on the e-mail address you gave while filling the form.

My accreditation application was rejected. How can I follow the festival?

The festival is free and open to all.

To attend the screenings in the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière (Competition and Out of Competition), you can book your ticket on www.canneseries.com

An e-ticket does not guarantee you a seat in the theatre. We recommend you arrive 45 minutes prior to the screening you wish to attend. Doors will open an hour before the beginning of the screening and unoccupied seats will be filled 15 minutes before the beginning of the screening. Access to the screenings of CANNESERIES is forbidden for people under the age of 12.

Access to the screenings at Miramar does not require a booking, and will be subject to availability. If you don’t want to miss anything during this new edition, you can also follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter.




How can I collect my accreditation?

If your application is accepted, you will receive on your mailbox all the information regarding the withdrawal of your accreditation.

What are the privileges of the press pass?

The press pass is individual, nominative and not transferable. It gives you access to the Festivalscope platform allowing you to watch series of the festival for free.

Access to the screenings at the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière is possible upon presentation of your personal press pass. Holding a press pass does not guarantee you a seat in the theatre. We recommend you arrive 45 minutes prior to the screening you wish to attend. Doors will open an hour before the beginning of the screening and unoccupied seats will be filled 15 minutes before the beginning of the screening. Access to the screenings of CANNESERIES is forbidden for people under the age of 12.

Access to the screenings at the Espace Miramar (Cannes Rendez-vous and Short Form Competition) does not require a booking, and will be subject to availability.

How to access the screenings?

Access to the day screenings at the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière is possible upon presentation of a press pass. Holding an press pass does not guarantee you a seat in the theatre. We recommend you arrive 45 minutes prior to the screening you wish to attend. Doors will open an hour before the beginning of the screening and unoccupied seats will be filled 15 minutes before the beginning of the screening. Access to the screenings of CANNESERIES is forbidden for people under the age of 12.

Access to evening screenings at the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière requires presentation of an e-ticket, subject to availability online with the festival ticket office.

Access to the screenings at Miramar does not require a booking, and will be subject to availability.




You want to receive all the information about the press office?

If your accreditation application has been accepted, you will automatically receive on your email address the newsletters and other future communications of the press office.

How can I ask for an interview?

For all interview requests, please contact the festival’s press office by sending an email to ca@canneseries.com

Where can I retrieve press material?

To retrieve press material available for the press, please go directly on the Press section of our website. You will find information and be able to download free access material about the festival and series.

How to cover CANNESERIES remotely?

Covering CANNESERIES remotely is possible! The festival will allow you to conduct your interviews virtually whenever possible. Send us all your interview requests by email to: ca@canneseries.com

I am a photographer, how can I get an accreditation?

If you want to ask for a photographer accreditation, you can go the Press section of our website where a link to the online accreditation form is available.

The press office will get back to you to give you the photocalls schedule as well as the procedure to follow in order to receive your specific credentials for photocalls during the day.

Every incomplete or invalid application will be managed by the accreditation office who reserves the right to accept or reject the request.

WARNING: access to the photocall of the Pink Carpet is restricted and requires a specific request to be done by email to the following address: photos@canneseries.com

Safety instructions

Espace Miramar
  • The public will be required to submit to a bag search and metal detection.
    Identification must be carried.
  • The building evacuation plan is located at the entrance in the lobby.
  • Technicians and receptionists are trained as first aiders in the workplace.
  • A defibrillator is located at the entrance behind the receptionists' bank.
  • It is forbidden to bring into the Festival objects which, because of their purpose or characteristics, present a risk to the safety of people and property: firearms, knives, reproductions and replicas of realistic weapons (knives, firearms, etc.), tear gas canisters.
  • No locker rooms.
  • Dogs are not allowed.
Palais des Festivals et des Congr├Ęs
  • The public must have a ticket to access the screenings.
  • The public will be required to submit to a bag search and metal detection.
  • Identification must be carried.
  • Only water bottles and baby equipment will be accepted.
  • Access to the Festival is forbidden to minors under 13 years old without an adult.
  • It is forbidden to bring into the Festival objects that by their destination or their characteristics present a risk for the safety of people and property: firearms, knives, reproductions and replicas of realistic weapons (knives, firearms...), tear gas canisters.
  • There are no locker rooms. Any bulky object is prohibited inside the Palais des Festivals (non-exhaustive list: motorcycle helmets, backpack of more than 10L, luggage, rollerblades, strollers...). Anyone presenting with one of these objects will be denied access to the Palais des Festivals.
  • Dogs are not allowed.

Miscellanous

Can I bring food and beverages to the screenings?

All food and beverages are prohibited inside our venues.

Is it possible to take pictures during series screenings or Cannes Rendez-vous?

It is prohibited to take any pictures during series screenings but pictures are allowed during Cannes Rendez-vous.

Are animals allowed in the festival venues?

Animals are not allowed in any of the festival’s venues.

CSR

Our eco-responsible policy

As a festival, we celebrate series and imagine them as windows to the world. This involvement and awareness also serve our eco-responsible policy. In anticipation of the Season 6 preparation, the CANNESERIES team has decided to be supported by a Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility consulting firm, in order to translate into concrete actions its desire to make its ecosystem more respectful of the environment.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

DECARBONISATION OF THE EVENT

  • Soft mobility:

    • Trains are the privileged means of transport for the festival’s team members and guests travels. Flying is only considered in the second place. The audience is encouraged to come using public transportation.

    • During the festival, the car fleet used to transport talents is mostly composed of electric vehicles.

  • Food & catering: the service providers chosen are also committed to these issues through their own eco-responsible policies and through an incentive of the festival in order to offer decarbonized menus with vegetarian alternatives and reduce meat-based meals during its events.

  • Energy: make energy sobriety (before and during the festival) one of the team’s priorities.

  • Carbon footprint: from this season on, the carbon footprint of the festival will be calculated.

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT/RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION

  • Waste limitation :

    • Reduction of physical material replaced by digital material and a good management of the storage of generated data.

    • Review of the use and choice of materials and of the number of communication material, goodies as well as construction and set decoration materials.

  • Waste sorting and recycling :

    • Implementation of recycling in the different festival’s venues as well as precise signage for the team and the audience.

    • Identification of service providers with environmental specs and implementation of a waste sorting and recycling on site commitment.

  • Conversion :

    • Collaborating with local revaluation and conversion industries.

    • Storage and reuse of the festival’s elements each year, regarding set design and communication material.

    • Insurance of a waste traceability with our service providers and partners by using forms, registers, and other monitoring indicators.

 

 

SOCIAL ISSUES

 

GENDER EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

  • In 2019, the festival signed the 50/50 Charter for gender equality and diversity in film, audiovisual and animation festivals.

  • In 2020, the festival signed the “Pour les femmes dans les medias” Charter which aims at leading women’ roles in the media to progress, whether in its hierarchy or on air.
  • Gender equality is respected within the juries, programmers, and selection committee of the festival.

  • The festival abides by the principle of transparency for its selection and gives access to the gender statistics of selected series.

 

RAISING AWARENESS

Informing and raising awareness among the team, subcontracting companies and the audience of various issues is one of the festival’s priorities:

  • Raising awareness among everybody of the event’s eco-responsible policy.

  • Raising the audience’s awareness by publishing our commitments on the festival’s website

  • Raising awareness through the program by organizing screenings and panels meant to change the rules, in particular to question women’ roles in series or the issue of ecological transition in series.

  • Raising the team’s awareness by organizing workshops on prevention and action regarding the fight against everyday sexism, sexist behaviours, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexist and sexual violence.

  • The festival has chosen, since its creation, to only give gender-neutral performance awards in order to raise the juries and media awareness of this issue.
  • Each year, a representative is designated, and a process is implemented in order to act properly on a potential situation of sexist and sexual violence during the festival.

  • Raising awareness and coordinating each partner and service provider by sharing their own Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility actions and charters, if they exist.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Every venue of the festival (The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes, the Espace Miramar and the Gare Maritime) are all equipped with accesses for people with limited mobility.

 

INTEGRATION

  • When looking for service providers, the festival most values those who resort to an ESAT (Support and Work Assistance Establishment).

 

SERIES ACCESSIBILITY TO ALL

  • Adding an educational program by organizing screenings for students, from junior high school to college, during the festival and during the rest of the year to raise young audiences’ awareness of series educationally.

  • The Festival creates strong associative partnerships with L’Archipel des Lucioles and La Fondation de Cannes in order to reach more audiences, being either young people outside the school system, entering the professional world or people under criminal justice control.

 

 

ECONOMICAL ISSUES

  • Territorial anchoring.

  • Raising its ecosystem (team and audience) awareness and developing sustainable bio-construction practices.

  • CANNESERIES Festival is the latest arrival in the array of salons, congresses and festivals that ensure 855 million euros of economic impact each year, and 1500 jobs in France.

  • CANNESERIES is part of a larger ecosystem whose strategy is to become the epicentre of a Silicon Valley of cultural and creative industries, with large economic impacts, following its relocation.