The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film events in the world, attracting celebrities, industry professionals and film lovers from around the globe. It's an opportunity to see some of the best films of the year, network with industry professionals and experience the glamour of the French Riviera. However, attending the festival can be difficult with so much to do and so many people to meet.
That's why we've put together a checklist of things to do before attending the Cannes Film Festival, to help you make the most of your experience and ensure you're ready for all the festival has to offer.
From booking your accommodation to organizing a side event, our list of tips will help you navigate the festival with ease and make the most of your time in Cannes:
Book your accommodations in advance Cannes gets very busy during the festival, so it's important to book your accommodation well in advance.
Apply for accreditation If you plan to attend the festival, you will need to apply for accreditation. Check the festival website for more information on how to apply.
Plan your schedule There are many events, screenings and parties during the festival, so it's a good idea to plan your schedule ahead of time to make sure you don't miss anything important.
Bring business cards Cannes is a great place to network, so make sure you bring enough business cards to hand out.
Download the festival app The Cannes Film Festival has an app that provides information on screenings, events and more. Download the app to stay up to date on everything happening during the festival.
Host a side event in a unique space with Native Spaces If you are looking to host a side event during the festival, consider using Native Spaces to find a unique and memorable venue. You can choose from a variety of spaces, including rooftops, villas and yachts, to create a one-of-a-kind event. Be sure to plan your event in advance and promote it on social media and other channels so your guests know about the event and are excited to attend. Check out our available spaces near the Croisette and next to the Palais des Festivals.
Have fun Finally, don't forget to have fun and enjoy the festival! It's a great opportunity to see incredible films, network with industry professionals and experience the Mediterranean lifestyle.