5 spaces to organise your Cannes Film Festival event

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Held on the French Riviera for over 75 years, the Cannes Film Festival is not just one of the biggest media events in the world, it’s also the highlight of the city’s social calendar each year. Dedicated to celebrating the very best of the film industry and international cinema, this industry-only event brings over 40 000 visitors to Cannes each May for 10 days, culminating with the prestigious Palme d’Or awards ceremony.

More than just a festival, visitors to the festival can enjoy film screenings, promotional events, master classes given by world-renowned directors and of course a series of awards ceremonies. Always on the cutting-edge of new developments within the industry,  Cannes also features an alternative programme which includes International Critics' Week, Directors' Fortnight and the Producers Network events.

One of the biggest film markets in the world, the renowned Marché du Film event forms an integral part of festival week in Cannes with over 12,500 industry professionals on hand to meet up, exchange information, and promote their latest films and projects in development during the many networking events held in and around the city during the festival.

With so much going on during the week, attending the Cannes Film Festival also presents an exciting opportunity to organise a side event promoting you and your brand. The ideal place to network with key players from all sectors of the film industry, Cannes has a full range of venues where you can organise a brand launch, a new collaboration, a pop-up, or a networking event during festival fortnight.

Whether you’re looking for a  unique rental space in the city or you want to give your guests a taste of that glamorous Riviera lifestyle by renting a private villa overlooking the Mediterranean, Cannes has a large selection of venues for all budgets. Additionally, many rental spaces in Cannes also offer outdoor living space so you can make the most of the start of the summer season while you’re in town.

To  ensure you stand out from the crowd during Festival fortnight, we’ve put together a shortlist of some of the most unique spaces available to rent in and around Cannes for a side event . Read on to find out more about our selection, then simply click through to the Native Spaces website here to find out just how easy it is to reserve a venue that meets all your event requirements:

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Capable of hosting up to 120 people onboard for events and parties, renting this spacious and open catamaran will be a truly unique choice for your Film Festival side event. With 2 outdoor terraces and a large interior living area, the catamaran is fully equipped with air conditioning plus Wifi and has a high-tech entertainment system for onboard presentations.

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Located just a short distance away from the Croisette, renting this beautiful villa is bound to ensure that your Film Festival side event goes with a bang. Set in private grounds and surrounded by a lush garden, the 7-bedroom villa can welcome up to 250 guests for formal events with a huge indoor/outdoor rooftop reception space linked by terraces for an unforgettable cocktail party or reception. Featuring multiple lounge and dining areas for entertaining, the villa also comes with a discotheque, a private gym and a large outdoor pool with private parking available in the grounds.

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Just steps away from the Palais des Festivals and the Croisette, renting this duplex apartment is a great way to ensure that your guests can easily attend your side event during the Film Festival. Located in an exclusive residence 150 metres from the beach, the apartment is finished in chic modern style and features a vast open-plan living/dining area on the lower floor with an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi tub and skydome on the upper floor.  With capacity for up to 80 guests, the duplex is equipped with air conditioning and parking is available 5 minutes walk away.

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If you’re looking to rent a more atypical space for your Film Festival side event, why not think about reserving this contemporary art gallery in the centre of Cannes. Located opposite the Palais des Festivals, the gallery is set over 3 floors with a spacious exhibition area on the ground floor, a large reception area on the first floor and a full kitchen with additional office space on the top floor. Bright and open with full-length windows throughout, the gallery is fully equipped with air conditioning and WIFI access with public parking available nearby.

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A uniquely versatile rental space, this stunning rooftop terrace can be adapted to create a truly original venue for your Film Festival side event. Located on the Croisette alongside some of Cannes’ most prestigious palace hotels, the terrace can welcome up to 200 guests during events with panoramic views of the Bay of Cannes and the Mediterranean beyond.

To learn more about any of these stunning spaces or to browse our complete collection of event venues available to rent in Cannes during the film festival, simply click here.