Pro & Press


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.  

The opening of registrations starts on December 11th 2018.

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

For short films, the deadline of registration and réception of the submission is March 9th 2018.
For feature films, the deadline of registration is March 23th 2017.
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


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:

Poster 2017

" To be transported by a dream is one of the things the cinema does best. Even in lockstep with the harshest reality, when it is dramatic even tragic, cinema takes us out of our context - just as this poster, built around a superb image by the great Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide, does. Portraitist of the world, she has for decades transported us from paradise to purgatory and back, and transformed our world with her eye.
In Italy, she captured this sign, Sogno, dream, which is worth a program, the one we hope for the Directors’ Fortnight.
Come dream with us... "

Édouard Waintrop
Artistic Director of the Directors’ Fortnight

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.


There are several variants of the logotype which are used according to context:

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

2. French version with date (i.e. year): this variant is intended primarily for films in the selection, to reference the year of the film’s selection for the Directors’ Fortnight. French speaking countries only.

3. 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.

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

Accreditations 2017

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 are now closed

Accreditation registration will be closed  April 30, 2017.
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 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 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