The Cannes Film Festival Residence - 2021

Apr 01, 2021

Since its creation in 2000, the Résidence has welcomed more than 200 filmmakers from more than 60 different countries. Nearly 60% of the filmmakers emerging from the great halls of this “Villa Médicis” of cinema have finished their films.

The Residence offers its laureates the opportunity of devoting themselves to the writing of their feature films in a privileged setting in the heart of Paris. Over the four and a half months of their stay at the Residence, every filmmaker is accompanied in the development of his or her script, and advised in the transition to production. The programme also includes a series of collective forums with industry professionals.

The residents also benefit from, a 800-euro grant per month; free access to a large number Paris cinemas; French lessons (optional); the possibility of attending festivals during their stay.

In recent years, a few Canadians have had the opportunity to participate in this program including Caroline Monnet (33rd session) and Rodrigo Barriuso (40th session). The deadline to apply is April 1, 2021 via Telefilm Canada.