Film Talents to Cannes 2023

Training- and networking-program at Festival de Cannes.

Film Talents to Cannes is a special networking program organized by CineSud and is taking place during SFC Rendez-Vous Industry - a market for short films during Festival de Cannes. SFC Rendez-Vous Industry will take place from May 20 to May 26, 2023 and aims to bring together film professionals from around the world to show their films, network, raise awareness of you as a filmmaker, and get inspiration for new projects.

Film Talents to Cannes 2023

Participation for Film Talents to Cannes 2023 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 get an accreditation to visit the Marché du Film from May 20-May 26, 2023. Next to that, CineSud offers them special and exclusive network-opportunities with key-players in the field, access to conferences and workshops and invitations to networking drinks and receptions during the Marché. 

Filmmakers are guided by two coaches of CineSud who also help them to organize one-on-one meetings with representatives of production companies, distributors, festivals and much more. Before and during the Festival de Cannes, CineSud cooperates with lots of national and international partners to ensure the selected participants receive the best training and networking possibilities. Amongst others these are the Cannes Court Metrage, SEE NL, the Netherlands Film Commission and Netherlands Film Fund, partners from the European Film Commission Network and partners from Screen Talent Europe.

Apply for Film Talents to Cannes 2023

Every new filmmaker from the Netherlands is invited to apply, the only requirements are that you have finished a short film after July 2022 and before March 2023 and have a clear vision on your future ambitions and development as a filmmaker. In the application form, we 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.

Costs for the program are €850 per person, excluding 21% VAT. If you are a filmmaker from Limburg, Brabant or Friesland-Drenthe-Groningen, the trip might be sponsored for you by partners in our program (CineSud, Playgrounds, New Noardic Wave).

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). Travel costs are not included.

How to apply?

From December 1, 2022 to February 16, 2023 (till 12:00) you can apply for the Film Talents to Cannes 2023 edition via the form below. You can submit your application in Dutch or in English. The selected filmmakers will be announced on March 3, 2023 during Euregion Film Forum.

Apply to Talents to Cannes here!

Selection procedure

We will select, together with our partners, four filmmakers who get the unique opportunity to join this training and networking program. This time we collaborate with partners Playgrounds (from the province of Noord-Brabant) and New Noardic Wave (Friesland-Drenthe-Groningen). Therefore at least one filmmaker from Noord-Brabant and one from Friesland-Drenthe-Groningen will be chosen. CineSud choses one filmmaker from Limburg. For the selected filmmaker, the trip will be sponsored by the partner mentioned above. The fourth participant can be from any region in the Netherlands. For other selected filmmakers the trip will cost €850 excluding 21% VAT.

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