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Introduction to the film festival

Welcome to our worldwide IMDb Qualifying monthly & annual competition of all genres for international Filmmakers, Songwriters, Singers & Bands, dedicated to Feature & Short Films, Indie, Documentaries, Experimental, Animations, Music Videos, Commercials, Web/TV Series and many more.Cannes World Film Festival has become a not-to-be missed cultural event of international scope that is already a huge success with the new generation. Recognized by the professionals of Cinema, Music and the International Press, but not only, it also seduces the older generation. Among the awarded films at the "Cannes World Film Festival- Remember the Future" are starring some of the world-renowned stars & celebrities such as: Clint Eastwood, Yoko Ono, H.H The Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Jennifer Lopez, Priscilla Presley, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Jon Voight, Malcolm Mcdowell, Eric Roberts, Tippi Hedren, David Lachapelle, Michael Madsen, Anita Ekberg, Lambert Wilson, to name a few. The mission of our golden fairy, who is the symbol of our Festival, is to unearth rare gems, to highlight a new generation of emerging talents and a new wave of Filmmakers deserving of greater visibility and recognition. Part of Cannes World Film Festival's mission is to highlight Films and Documentaries (Short & Feature) from Filmmakers covering the following themes: Cause-Driven, Human Rights, Women Films, Humanitarian, Social Justice, LGBTQ+, Nature & Environmental Protection, Health, Education, Disability, Covid. Sfilmmaker is our exclusive platform for cooperation in China, and we look forward to your good film.

Awards

Main Categories: - Best Narrative Feature Film - Best Narrative Short Film - Best Indie Feature (low budget) - Best Indie Short (low budget) - Best Documentary Feature - Best Documentary Short - Best Super Short Film - Best Experimental Film - Best Mobile Phone Film (Feature) - Best Mobile Phone Film (Short) - Best Humanitarian Film (Feature) - Best Humanitarian Film (Short) - Best Social Justice (Feature) - Best Social Justice (Short) - Best Virtual Reality (Feature) - Best Virtual Reality (Short) - Best Visionary Film - Best 360° Film - Best Science & Technology Film - Best Innovative Solution Film - Best Artificial Intelligence Film - Best Space Research Film - Best Futuristic Film - Best Animation Film - Best Drama Film - Best Foreign Film - Best Sci-Fi Film - Best Fantasy Film - Best LGBTQ Film - Best Dark Comedy - Best Weird/WTF Film - Best Environmental Film - Best Paranormal Film - Best Mystery Film - Best Film Noir - Best New Wave/Post Modern Film - Best Family/Children Film - Best Adventure/Superhero Film - Best Romance Film - Best Thriller/Suspense Film - Best Action Film - Best Musical Film - Best Dance Film - Best Spiritual/Mystical Film - Best Black & White Film - Best Inspirational Film - Best Work-In-Progress Film - Best Student Film - Best Underground Film - Best Supernatural Film - Best Parody - Best Philosophical Film - Best Western - Best Women Film - Best Film on Disability - Best Road Movie - Best Comedy Film - Best Human Rights Film - Best Biographical Short Film - Best Biographical Feature Film - Best Educational Film - Best Psychological Film - Best Historical Film - Best Nature/Wildlife Film - Best Scientific Film - Best Senior Film - Best Health Film - Best Cause-Driven Film - Best Covid-Theme Film - Best Martial Arts Film - Best Vintage/Silent Film - Best Travel Film - Best Horror Film - Best Sports Film - Best Drone Film - Best Music Video - Best Song - Best Web/TV Pilot - Best Web/TV Series - Best Trailer - Best Commercial Additional Categories: - Best Director Short Film - Best Female Director Short Film - Best Director Feature Film - Best Female Director Feature Film - Best Director of the Future - Best Director Indie Feature - Best Director Indie Short - Best Director Super Short Film - Best Female Director Super Short Film - Best Director Documentary Feature - Best Director Documentary Short - Best Director Web/TV Series - Best First Time Filmmaker (Feature) - Best First Time Filmmaker (Short) - Best New Wave Filmmaker - Best Visionary Filmmaker - Best Futurist Filmmaker - Best Young Filmmaker - Best Filmmaker of the Future - Best Producer - Best Cinematography - Best Editing - Best Acting Debut - Best Actor in a Short Film - Best Actress in a Short Film - Best Actor in a Feature Film - Best Actress in a Feature Film - Best Actor in an Indie Film - Best Actress in an Indie Film - Best Actor in a Web/TV Series - Best Actress in a Web/TV Series - Best Actor of the Future - Best Actress of the Future - Best Supporting Actor - Best Supporting Actress - Best Young Actor in a Short Film - Best Young Actress in a Short Film - Best Young Actor in a Feature Film - Best Young Actress in a Feature Film - Best Acting Duo - Best Ensemble Cast - Best Soundtrack - Best Choreography - Best Original Song - Best Band of the Future - Best Singer of the Future - Best Composer of the Future - Best Original Story - Best Visual Effects - Best Costume Design - Best Voice Over - Best Set Design - Best Sound Design - Best Makeup - Best Asian Film - Best Black Culture Film

Rules

Genre :Action Comedy War Science fiction Ethics Terror Thriller Violence Adventure Crime Family Music Love VR/3D Magic Fantasy Shootout Suspense Youth Inspirational Literary Biography Western Drama others Documentary
Subject :Unlimited Children Humanistic Animals Food Women Education City Campus Sports Gay Old man Environment Home Political Workplace Special people
Video Format :AVI MPEG4 DCP MOV MPEG
All films are accepted as long as they fall in one of our main Official Categories.  * Films presented in English should contain French subtitles but it is not mandatory. * Films presented in French should contain English subtitles. * Films containing a third or any other language (other than French or English) must contain subtitles in French or English. ​* There is no premiere requirement. * All films must be submitted in at least one main category and may also be submitted in additional categories (with no limits). * ​Films submitted without a main category will be disqualified with no refund. ​* A submitted film may be resubmitted multiple times within the same year, in one or multiple categories.  When submitting your film to Cannes World Film Festival, you agree that:  1. Cannes World Film Festival can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purposes. * We will not in any circumstances make your film available online.  2. The festival's team selects a Jury composed of a minimum of 7 members chosen in the film industry, music industry and any other artistic & cultural fields who have no relations to the films in competition.  3. All fees are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reasons, including circumstances related to COVID that would present a force majeure, i.e: in case of postponement or cancellation of the in-person annual event.  4. We do not offer fee waivers.  5. You own all the rights to the film (images, sound, music and poster). Copyright owner must be at least 18 years old.  6. Adult guardians or parents may submit on behalf of minors.  7. You cannot cancel your participation in the monthly or annual competition after the announcement of the official selection.  8. You are authorized to be represented by another person at the annual ceremony (mandate signed by you required at the entrance).  9. During our annual ceremony, all film excerpts of nominees and winners will only be screened in digital format and the media provided must meet standard broadcasting standards.  10. All accepted and non-accepted submissions will be notified to submitters via email  11. Any film revised or modified after submission must be re-submitted with new fees  12. Films must be non-watermarked.  13. Festival dates & times may be subject to delay or change.  14. In case you submitted as a Student, we reserve the right to check the validity of your status and in case of abuse, your film will be disqualified with no refunds. ​  15. Cannes World Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove the movie from the competition at any time without any obligation to justify the reason(s). The Selection Committee's & Jury's decisions are final.  16. Winning categories vary every month depending on the submissions we receive.  17. You always retain 100% of all rights to your intellectual property.  18. Cannes World Film Festival is not liable for any copyright infringements or unauthorized usage and any conflict should be settled by the parties involved thereof.  19. You agree to hold Cannes World Film Festival harmless and to indemnify us from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court), which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity as well as screening.  20. No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, sexual orientation, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind.  Cannes World Film Festival does not accept the following:  1. Amateur films or videos.  2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 3. Films which are made before 2016.  4. Films must not contain pornography, racist, sexist, offensive or defamatory statements intended to harm anybody.  5. Films must not be disrespectful to anyone's privacy.  6. Films with poor production standards (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions whenever applicable, or video resolution less than 720p HD). 

Evaluation

  • Overall rating
Jury Profile
Jury Name Judge photos Jury Profile
Karolina Bomba Founder & President of the Cannes World Film Festival

Authorization type

    Exclusive Contract

Duration (several sessions)

    2

Film Festival Features

  • Red Carpet
  • Celebrity Guest
  • Film Screen
  • Trophy
  • Certificate

Dates & Deadlines

  • 2022-04-01
    Submission start time

  • 2022-06-07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

  • 2022-06-21
    Regular June Online Deadline

  • 2022-07-06
    Late June Online Deadline

  • 2022-07-21
    Regular July Online Deadline

  • 2022-08-06
    Late July Online Deadline

  • 2022-08-06
    Submission end time

  • 2023-03-07
    Finalist notification start time

  • 2023-03-07
    Finalist notification end time

  • 2023-04-15
    Award ceremony start time

  • 2023-04-15
    Award ceremony end time

Categories and fees

  • Best Cinematography(Short)
    Video length :1 - 39
    *This is an additional category. You can submit to this category only if you submit also to a main category.*

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Actor/Actress(short)
    Video length :1 - 39
    *This is an additional category. You can submit to this category only if you submit also to a main category.*

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Songs
    Video length :31 - 150
    Songs of all nationalities and lengths are eligible. You can add one or more additional categories to increase your chance to win.

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Commericals
    Video length :0 - 3
    Commercials of all nationalities and lengths are eligible. You can add one or more additional categories to increase your chance to win. Maximum Length: 3 minutes

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Director Short Film
    Video length :1 - 39
    *This is an additional category. You can submit to this category only if you submit also to a main category.*

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Director Feature Film
    Video length :40 - 180
    *This is an additional category. You can submit to this category only if you submit also to a main category.*

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Director Super Short Film
    Video length :0 - 5
    *This is an additional category. You can submit to this category only if you submit also to a main category.*

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Actor/Actress(feature)
    Video length :40 - 180
    *This is an additional category. You can submit to this category only if you submit also to a main category.*

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Cinematography(Feature)
    Video length :40 - 180
    *This is an additional category. You can submit to this category only if you submit also to a main category.*

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Student Films
    Video length :1 - 60
    Student Films of all nationalities and lengths are eligible. You can add one or more additional categories to increase your chance to win.

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 35 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Music Videos
    Video length :0 - 10
    Music Videos of all nationalities under 10 minutes are eligible. You can add one or more additional categories to increase your chance to win.

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Best Super Short Films
    Video length :0 - 5
    Super Short Films of all genres and nationalities under 5 minutes are eligible. You can add one or more additional categories to increase your chance to win.

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Films(Short/Documentary/Indie/Experimental)
    Video length :1 - 39
    Short/Documentary/Indie/Experimental/Family/Children/Women/Disability、Futuristic/Animation/Environmental/Weird/WTF/LGBTQ/Covid-Theme、/Family/Children/Women/Disability、Best Mobile Phone Films、Virtual Reality Films.

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

  • Films(Feature/Documentary/Indie/Experimental)
    Video length :40 - 200
    Feature/Documentary/Indie/Experimental/Family/Children/Women/Disability、Futuristic/Animation/Environmental/Weird/WTF/LGBTQ/Covid-Theme/Family/Children/Women/Disability、Best Mobile Phone Films、Virtual Reality Films.

    2022/06/07
    Earlybird June Online Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 35 Dollar

    2022/06/21
    Regular June Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/07/06
    Late June Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

    2022/07/21
    Regular July Online Deadline

    Standard: 55 Dollar

    Student: 45 Dollar

    2022/08/06
    Late July Online Deadline

    Standard: 65 Dollar

    Student: 55 Dollar

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