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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 and the ACID are processed by distinct entities.

All films that are submitted to the Directors’ Fortnight must fulfill the following requirements:

1 - Films must have been made within the 12 months preceding the 2024 Cannes film festival.

2 - With the exception of its country of origin, the film 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.

5 – Every invited feature film must be released theatrically in France in accordance with French legislation pertaining to media chronology rules.


Films submitted for preselection can be presented:

  • Without subtitles, if the original language is French.
  • With English subtitles for all other languages, including for English-language films


Submissions for feature films must include payment of entry and submissions for short films must include the payment of technical fees.

The payment is made through secured online payment at the time of the registration. You can only pay by credit card : Visa, Mastercard / Eurocard, and American Express are accepted.
The preselection process will begin only after entry fees are paid. Entry fees are not refundable.

Please read the full regulation before submit your film.

Full regulation


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