Director's Fortnight

15-May-2019 To 25-May-2019

14 rue Alexandre Parodi 75010 PARIS , FRANCE

Created by the French Directors Guild in the wake of the events of May ’68, the Directors’ Fortnight seeks to aid filmmakers and contribute to their discovery by the critics and audiences alike. Among the various sections at the Cannes Film Festival, the Directors' Fortnight is distinguished by its independent-mindedness, its non-competitive nature and its concern to cater to non-professional Cannes audiences, which can buy a subscription for the entire Fortnight program or purchase tickets for individual screenings.

Striving to be eclectic and receptive to all forms of cinematic expression, the Directors' Fortnight pays particular attention to the annual production of fiction features, short films and documentaries, to the emergence of independent fringe filmmaking, and even to contemporary popular genres, provided these films are the expression of an individual talent and an original directorial style. Program of short and feature films, and documentaries from around the world.


All first features presented at the Directors' Fortnight are eligible for the Caméra d'Or prize, awarded during the official award ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival. The films presented at the Directors' Fortnight are also eligible for the following prizes (based on criteria set by each partner association): the SACD prize, the Label Europa Cinemas and the Art Cinema Award

Entry deadline for Feature films: March 29, 2019.
Entry deadline for Short and medium length films: March 15, 2019.

Feature films must be received no later than April 7, 2019.
Short and medium length films must be received no later than March 15, 2019.


Submit your films until December 31, 2018 and benefit of an Early Bird submission fee.

The Early Bird registration deadline for all films is December 31, 2018.
All Early Bird registrations must be received no later than January 31, 2019.