Dutch Film Talents to Cannes 2024

Training and networking program at Cannes Film Festival.

Dutch Film Talents to Cannes is your exclusive gateway to the vibrant film industry at SFC Rendez-Vous Industry during Cannes Film Festival 2024, taking place from May 17 to May 22, 2024. Organised by CineSud, the Dutch Film Talents to Cannes program unites the selected participants with filmmakers and industry professionals from all around the world. Furthermore, we help the talents to showcase their work, and spark new creative ideas. Elevate your presence on the international stage, and harness inspiration to fuel your filmmaking journey.

Click here to apply for Dutch Film Talents to Cannes 2024!

Dutch Film Talents to Cannes 2024

Participation for Dutch Film Talents to Cannes 2024 is open for every new filmmaker from the Netherlands. The selected filmmakers will present themselves and their short film during special events at SFC Rendez-Vous Industry and receive accreditation to visit the Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film from May 17-May 22, 2024.

Since 2018 the CineSud Dutch Film Talents to Cannes program has been a great success giving new filmmakers the chance to:

  • meet & mingle with film professionals from the Netherlands and around the world by attending networking events, group meetings;

  • network with key players in the industry;

  • learn pitching & networking skills, perfect presentation skills;

  • present themselves and their current projects and projects in development to producers, distributors and sellers;

  • build new relationships with potential producers/writers/directors/fund representatives etc. for future projects;

  • attend the SFC Breakfast, one-on-one (coaching) sessions, masterclasses & workshops at the SFC Rendez-vous Industry.

      Apply here!

      Every new filmmaker from the Netherlands is invited to apply. Below you will find a list of requirements:

      • Timeframe within which your last short film has been made is June 2023 to March 2024.

      • You have gained experience in the field of film by e.g. finishing a film school and/or made at least one independent short film (films made within contests such as 48 Hour Film Project do not count).

      • You have a clear vision on where you are right now in your professional career and your future ambitions & your development as a filmmaker.

      Are you a filmmaker from Limburg? The trip might be sponsored for you. 

      What do we provide?

      Next to the above listed activities and guidance, we will take care of accommodation in Cannes for the duration of the program (walking distance of the Marché du Film) and one networking dinner.

      Travel costs are not included.

      How to apply?

      Send us your submission for Dutch Film Talents to Cannes 2024 via the button below. We will select a minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 participants.

      Via the button below you will find the application form where we also ask you to send us a viewing-link of your recent short film and a motivation. In this motivation it is important to state your ambitions and targets in Cannes and explain to us why this trip will be valuable for you and your further development as a film professional.

      Deadline to apply: December 1, 23.59 pm.

      The selected participants will be announced at the Crossborder Film Conference during the Euregion Film Forum 2024 on March 15th in Lumière Cinema Maastricht. Attendance is compulsory.

      Apply to Talents to Cannes here!

      Schedule Outline

      Below you can find a brief outline of the Dutch Film Talents to Cannes 2024 program. 

      Kick off meeting & Masterclass Maastricht

      SFC Rendez-Vous Industry

      SFC Rendez-Vous Industry, happening from May 19 to May 22, 2024 during the Cannes Film Festival, is a vibrant short film market uniting global filmmakers. This market, nestled within the heart of the Film du Marché in Cannes, offers a multi-day program of meetings, workshops, masterclasses, and panels, covering vital aspects like distribution, festival strategy, and co-production. Designed to foster networking, it promotes emerging talents, bridging the gap between creation and the industry. Attending grants you access to Cannes Film Festival accreditation, along with the opportunity to engage with Cannes events and connect with professionals across the film spectrum.

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