Pro & Press

Accreditations 2018

Who can be accredited

You don’t need a Directors’ Fortnight accreditation if you are already accredited by the Cannes Film Festival, by the Film Market or if you have a press accreditation. All these accreditations provide access, under the same conditions as the Fortnight badge, to screenings at the Theatre Croisette (JW.Marriott) and the Arcades cinema.

The applicant must be a motion picture professional associated with the Directors' Fortnight current edition and belong to one of the following categories:

- Director/film crew member
- Sponsor
- Institutional
- Exhibition
- Distribution
- Production
- Journalist

Note: Making a request does not guarantee you will be accredited. Accreditation is not automatically renewable from year to year.
Accreditation is free and strictly personal.
Each request is submitted for approval by the services concerned.


Accreditation registration will be closed  April 27, 2018.
Beyond this date, accreditations won’t be considered.

Picking up your accreditation

The accreditation badge can be picked up at the offices of the Directors’ Fortnight at La Malmaison, 47 La Croisette. Our offices are open on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. and every day from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Accreditation Contact

Directors'Fortnight – Accreditations Department
14 rue Alexandre Parodi – 75010 PARIS
Tel : +33 1 44 89 99 99


The Press Office staff is here to help you with press file, press screenings, publications, photos, interviews, event and screenings schedules...

There is no need to make an accreditation request for the Directors' Fortnight if you already got a press accreditation. If have one, your accreditation provides access, under the same conditions as the Fortnight badge, to screenings at the Theatre Croisette at JW. MArriott, the Les Arcades cinema, Studio 13 at the MJC Picaud and at La Licorne.

For more information :

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs – Press Office - Paris
14 rue Alexandre Parodi – 75010 PARIS
Tel : 33 1 44 89 99 99

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs – Press Office - Cannes
La Malmaison – 47, la Croisette - 06400 Cannes

Press Agents

Jean-Charles Canu
Tel : +33 1 44 89 99 41

Catherine Giraud
Tel : +33 1 44 89 99 89

For any request, please contact our publicists.

Download films press kits, trailers and high resolution pictures and many other useful informations here:

Logo and Usability

Download the official logotype of The Directors’ Fortnight and the accompanying Usage Instructions. Theses files are strictly reserved for use by the production teams of films that have been selected, official partners and suppliers. The film in the selection agrees, on its theatrical release, to use the Fortnight's logo on the following : titles, trailer, posters, DVD covers, press books, websites, and any other promotional material.


in this year 2018, the Directors' Fortnight logo wears a festiva dress. We have designed a special label fir the 50th edition that you may use for your communication matters

1. Main version : only for a use in French speaking countries.

2. International version : this variant is intended for foreign films and partners, and for any other use outside French speaking countries.


By downloading these documents, you agree to respect the usability instructions attached to the logotypes.

Poster 2018

" The heroin of our poster, captured by William Klein many decades ago in New York just before hitting the ball with her bat, is just like our own heroins.

Just like the female filmmakers who brought us into their dreams.

Barbara Loden, Chantal Akerman, Mira Nair, Clio Barnard, Houda Benyamina, Chloé Zhao, Céline Sciamma, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Rungano Nyoni or Sólveig Anspach...

Just like the female characters that the Directors’ Fortnight has always magnified.

Patti Cake$, Viviane Amsalem, Camille who repeated a grade, Noha who survived her restless Moroccan nights, Amber the exterminating angel of Green Room, Marlina the murderer, Madeleine Beaulieu, sulky as Adèle Haenel, the lucid Manon who overshadowed her companion, Fatima the daring…

She will chair the fiftieth edition of a section born revolted, by impressing guys as in the photo…"

Édouard Waintrop
Artistic Director of the Directors’ Fortnight

Professional platforms

The Directors' Fortnight selection will be posted online, on The Festival Scope Pro and the Cinando platform, as from the 22th of May, 2016.

Cinando Festivals in Focus is provided by the Marché du Film to find distributors and festivals around the world efficiently and at no cost. The Directors' Fortnight selection will be promoted in a special page to selected buyers and programmers only. More information on
Festival Scope Pro is the platform for the best of independent cinema worldwide. Buyers, programmers, film critics and other selected professionals can watch a selection of Directors' Fortnight films. Films benefit from additional visibility and distribution opportunities through an innovative, curated and secure service. For more information and to register please visit


The films screened during the Directors' Fortnight are selected under the responsibility of the Artistic Director, appointed by the board of directors of the Film Directors' Guild.

Selections of the Cannes Film Festival (Competition, Out of competition, Un Certain Regard) and the Critics'Week are processed by distinct entities.

Except special cases, all films submitted for the Directors' Fortnight must fulfill the following requirements
1- Films must have been made during the 12 months preceding the 2018 Cannes film festival.
2- With the exception of foreign films in their country of origin, they should not have been presented at any international festival or film event (except in the context of a film market).
3 - Films must not have been shown on the Internet or broadcasted on TV or commercially released in France.
4 - If selected a DCP or a 35mm print will be required for the screening.

Films submitted for preselection can be presented:
- Without subtitles if the original language is French or English
- With French or English subtitles for all other original languages.  

Registrations are over

The deadline of registration and reception of films is different for short films and feature films

For short films, registrations are now closed.
For feature films, registrations are now closed.
All feature films registered must arrive on April 3th 2018 at the latest



Submissions for feature films must include payment of entry. The payment is made through secured on-line payment at the time of the registration (only payment by credit card such as: Visa, Mastercard / Eurocard, and American Express is accepted).   The preselection process will begin only after the entry fees are paid. Entry fees are not refundable.

The preselection process will begin only after the entry fees are paid. Entry fees are not refundable.

Please read the regulation before submit your film