Cannes International Film Festival Submission

The 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) will run from 14 to 25 May 2014. The festival is the largest international showcase of cinematic art, where new films of all genres including documentaries and short films from around the world are previewed. It is considered to be among the worlds’ most prestigious and publicized film festivals.

The mission of the Festival de Cannes

Ever since its creation, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.

Anyone can submit a film, and every submission has the chance to be viewed by representatives of the international movie industry. Please check the festival website for application deadline and requirements.

Should you be interested, please send the completed application form and required documentation to the CFC (address as below).

The application should include the documents listed below under 'DTI requirements' and should be hand delivered to the Cape Film Commission no later than 15h00 on 30 January 2014.

No latecomers will be considered.


As per DTI guidelines, request for funding applies only to, Flights to and from festival, Accommodation and Airport Transfers (applicable if individuals travel within a group) and prospective delegates must be able to attend full festival dates.

Registration and Accreditation fees of festival to be determined upon approval from DTI.

Please also note – only one representative per company allowed under the SSAS Programme.


Original, signed and completed copy of the DTI SSAS application form (attached) and relevant documentation:
Complete project proposals including budgets, timelines and job opportunities
Project synopsis
Company profile Companies must be in existence for more than one year and must be South African registered
Independent Film-makers (Sole Proprietors) must be in possession of a South African Identity Document
Biography or CV of person representing the company/travelling
Proposed aims, objective and outcomes for attending the festival & market
Marketing plan
Brochure /Showreel (complete with high resolution images)
Customs and Excise Certificate if exporting materials
Original Valid Tax clearance certificate
Copy of company registration certificate
Last financial year’s Audit Financial Statement or 3 months bank statement on a certified bank letterhead
Confirmation of bank details – original letter from bank verifying the bank details
Original certified copy of passport (certification not older than 3 months)


Valid Passport
Finance to pay for a valid visa
Finance to pay for travel insurance
Finance for Per Diems

Applications must be enclosed in an envelope addressed to Denis Lillie and clearly marked with the name of your company and the festival you are applying for. Delivery of documents directly to the Cape Film Commission offices.

The address is as follows:


Denis Lillie

Cape Film Commission

A3 Westlake Square

Westlake Drive



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