Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes

Jérôme Paillard
Executive Director

Julie Bergeron
Head of Industry Programs

Cécile Dumas
Immersify Project Officer

Created in 1959, the Marché du Film is the industry arm of the Festival de Cannes.

The Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes is the most important event of the film industry and the meeting point of more than 12,000 professionals, including 3,200 producers, 1,200 sales agents, 1,750 buyers and 800 festival organizers.

Many networking and business opportunities are available to the participants during the market through its Industry Programs. One of our main sidebar programs is NEXT, the innovators’ hub at the Marché du Film. It is both an exclusive venue that brings together creative companies as well as a conference room hosting a daily program of round-tables, workshops and screenings, all focused on the future of film. Its VR theatre offers a curated selection of the best VR films on the market.

In addition, the Marché has developed since more than 10 years, with the support of the Media Program, an online activity: Cinando. With over 50,000 members, Cinando is the largest database in the film industry, listing companies, film professionals, projects and rights distribution, and providing a platform for professionals to connect. Cinando covers most of the film events in the world, including Cannes, Berlinale, AFM, Sundance, Toronto and more.

Cinando is also one of the most important B2B streaming platform, hosting thousands of films being sold to distributors worldwide. The Cinando team has been recently partnering in 2 research projects supported by H2020, Film265 (implementation of the h265 codec) and DDD60 (VR library).