Do you want hands-on experience at the world's most important film festival? Do you want to get a behind the scenes look at one of the most glamorous international events? Do you want the opportunity to see films from all over the world? Are you interested in learning about careers in the film, entertainment, hospitality and/or event management industries? Or, have you participated in the Cannes Student Programs and are ready to do it all over again? One of our distinct programs at the Cannes Film Festival is right for you! It is so much more than an internship.

FILM & BUSINESS: Celebrate the best of the best in global cinema at the legendary Cannes Film Festival. At this industry only event gain firsthand experience alongside film professionals.

HOSPITALITY & EVENT MANAGEMENT: Get hands-on event-production and hospitality service experience at the world’s most prestigious international film event under the guidance of our world-class Events Director!
AMPAV ALUMNI*: Get priority placement and experience Cannes again from a different perspective!
*If you are an AmPav Alum, but have not been to Cannes before (ie: LA or Venice Intensive alum), please apply to the Film & Business or Hospitality & Event Management program. Your AmPav Alumni discount will be applied after you are accepted.

Cannes Student Program Details

Important Info:

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Program Fee: $5,395*
*Receive a $500 discount by paying the program fee in full within two weeks of acceptance!
AmPav Alumni Program Fee: $3,950

Program Dates: May 12–26, 2024

Program Fee includes:

  • Industry-only Festival badge – carbon offset, access to Festival and Market screenings
  • Membership to The American Pavilion
  • Shared accommodation in a European-style residence apartment
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers and bus pass for transportation in Cannes
  • Orientation: Walking tour of Cannes, networking tips, sessions with U.S. Consul General and Festival representatives
  • Social Events: Student Welcome Party, AmPav Member Party, Karaoke Night, Program Closing Party
  • Student-only roundtable discussions with industry executives and talent

Please refer to program website for full list of benefits!

Flight/Travel Arrangements:

If accepted, participants are responsible for travel arrangements to and from Nice, France. AmPav will provide shuttles from the Nice Airport to the residence on May 12 (and back to the airport on May 26).

Application Requirements

For Film & Business, Hospitality & Event Management, and AmPav Alumni Programs:

1. Completed online application form with essay questions – Please note that applicants must be 18 years of age by May 12, 2024.

2. Current résumé 

3. Unofficial college (or high school) transcript – If you haven't received grades from your current college, please include your high school transcript (or previous school transcript) along with a list of your current classes. Not required for AmPav Alumni.

4. Photo for Festival credentials – Photo should be ID-style, of face only, with a light background and no headwear or other items/people in the photo. Format: jpeg; minimum dimensions: 300×420 pixels; maximum file size: 1 mb.

5. Non-refundable application fee of $55 


Completed applications are reviewed by The American Pavilion Selection Committee on a rolling basis. Candidates who meet all of the requirements for admission will be contacted for an interview and notified of a decision on a first come, first served basis.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early as the program can fill up quickly.

Conditions of Acceptance

If accepted into the program, a non-refundable deposit of $1000 is due within two weeks of acceptance to hold your spot. The balance of $4,395 is due no later than March 31, 2024. Please note that all fees are non-refundable.
*Receive a $500 discount by paying the program fee in full within two weeks of acceptance!

AmPav Alumni: A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is due within two weeks of acceptance to hold your spot. The balance of $2,950 is due no later than March 31, 2024. There is no additional discount for paying in full before March 31. Please note that all fees are non-refundable.

Failure to comply with the above stated conditions will result in being put on the waiting list or forfeiting your place in the program.


Program fees are non-refundable. Acceptance can be deferred to a future year only if participation is not possible due to travel restrictions, date change, or cancellation by the Festival.

Adherence to all COVID-19 safety protocols will be required. Depending upon conditions at the time of travel, this could include proof of vaccination/boosters, masking, and/or frequent testing. We will keep participants updated regarding policies and safety measures put forth by the French State Department and the Festival organization.