The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival is open for submissions
Expiration Date: 2/28/21
Cannes, France (if possible)

The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival 
May 11 – 21, 2021
The 2021 American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase will be the thirteenth juried Competition for The American Pavilion. Since 1989, The American Pavilion has offered unparalleled experiences in Cannes to film students and emerging filmmakers from around the world. The Emerging Filmmaker Showcase provides an opportunity for filmmakers to have their works seen by Cannes Festival and Film Market attendees. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Finalist Films will screen during the 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, and we will virtually showcase each film category from October to January leading up to the 2021 official selection showcase.  
In addition, starting in January 2021, there will be a monthly online showcase of up to four films (one from each category) selected from the 2021 submissions. We will spotlight these as early acceptance films into the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase.
Submit your film early!  
Many films screened in the showcase went on to become short film shortlisted and nominated for Academy Award recognition.

Student Films and Student Documentaries accepted from current undergraduate or graduate school students and emerging filmmakers up to three years post graduation. Films must be completed in 2019, 2020 or 2021. 

Short Films and Documentaries accepted from emerging non-student filmmakers or faculty with films completed 2019, 2020 or 2021. 

November 25, 2020 — Earlybird Deadline
January 5, 2021 — Regular Deadline
February 28, 2021 – Extended Late Deadline

Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.  



Monika Skerbelis
The American Pavilion
Director, Emerging Filmmaker Showcase
Phone: (310) 278-4484
Skype: mskerbelis