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Cannes Film Pitch Competitions

Pitch your television series, short film, documentary or feature at Cannes Film Markets for development and co-production.

Your idea is solid, get ready to pitch your film in Cannes, here are the pitch competitions to enter.

How to Pitch a Film or TV Series

To pitch a film or TV series, you need to effectively communicate the story, tone, and unique aspects of the project in a short, engaging manner. Here are some tips for pitching a film:

  1. Start with the logline: A one or two sentence summary that captures the essence of the story.
  2. Present the main characters and their motivations: Explain who the characters are and what drives them to take action.
  3. Describe the world: Give a sense of the film's setting, tone, and genre.
  4. Highlight the unique elements: Explain what sets your film apart from others and what makes it compelling.
  5. Show your passion: Convey your excitement and enthusiasm for the project.
  6. Be concise: Pitching a film can be challenging, but it's important to keep it brief and to the point.
  7. Anticipate questions: Be prepared to answer questions about the film's budget, target audience, and marketing plan.

MIPDOC Project Pitch Competition

Pitch Factual and Documentary Content
Submit your documentary to #MIPDOC Project Pitch in #Cannes and you could be a finalist on stage pitching for funding and co-production opportunities.

Directors' Fortnight Submission

Submit Undiscovered Content
Submit your completed short, documentary or fiction film to Directors' Fortnight in Cannes, who select films that express individual talent and original directorial style.

MIPFormats International Pitch

Unscripted TV Series Competition
Pitch your Unscripted TV idea to MIPFormat experts in Cannes and turn your creativity into successful TV content.

Documentary Grants Database

Download the Documentary Grants Database 2024 in csv with upcoming deadlines and direct links to apply, never miss a funding opportunity again.

Cannes Lions Awards Submission

Where Creativity Drives Progress

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is an annual event that celebrates and showcases the best in creative communications, including advertising, design, film, and more.

Documentary Pitch Template Package

Documentary filmmakers, this is for you. Download your documentary proposal template, visual pitch deck, real world examples, and a detailed guide designed to win pitch competitions, get grants and convince investors.

MIPJunior Project Pitch Competition

Pitch your Kids / Teens TV Concepts
Pitch your Kids / Tweens / Teen TV concepts at MIPJunior Project Pitch for commissioning and roll-out potential.