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The 5th edition of the African Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2023
The African Pavilion is entering its 5th year at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. The African Cultural Agency (ACA) launched the African Pavilion at the Cannes Film Market in 2019. It has become the premier networking and business development platform for the pan-African film industry.
Meet us again from 16-27 May, 2023 at the Cannes Film Festival.
Celebrating 5 years in Cannes
Spotlight on the "Talented Cameras of Africa" program @ the African Pavilion
The Talented Cameras of Africa is a program designed by the African Cultural Agency in partnership with the city of Cannes, the Cannes Film Festival and a selection of African film festivals
to promote young African creatives and their work.
The Talented Cameras of Africa program invites emerging African filmmakers who are developing their 1st or 2nd film (short or feature film or documentary) during the festival and offers
them a unique opportunity to meet renowned mentors.
If you want to attend the African Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival, you need to have a Marché du Film Badge and you also need to register here. When registering, check the box 'I need support in acquiring a badge'. Click here to register
African Pavilion & AfroCannes
The African Pavilion & AfroCannes are strategic partners. AfroCannes is held from the 17-18 May at the Gray d'Albion Hotel, in Cannes. As a African Pavilion registrant, you are welcome to attend AfroCannes without any Marché du Film badge or accreditation. Visit www.afrocannes.com
Afreximbank has been at the forefront of the African Creative Industry development and financing for years now, they will be at the African Pavilion to share their plans with attendees.
Who are 2023 Talented Cameras of Africa participants?
In 2023, 8 talented filmmakers will be joining the Talented Cameras of Africa, an event organized at the African Pavilion in partnership with the Cannes Short Corner and in collaboration with the Marché du Film. 2023 talents are coming from Egypt, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Benin, Niger and Tunisia.
Screenings and Premieres
The African Pavilion will host post premieres and screening cocktail parties for some of the African films listed in the Cannes Official Selection. Stay tuned for more info.
The African Pavilion at your service
Cannes Film Festival
Since its launch in 2019, the African Pavilion has become a staple at Cannes Film Festival where it provides African filmmakers with an incredible networking and support platform, as well as an opportunity to promote their work.
The African Pavilion was an exhibitor at the CANEX WKND (Creative Africa Nexus Weekend), founded and organized by Afreximbank to further the deployment and implementation of its multi-faceted program aimed at supporting and developing Africa’s exciting and rapidly emerging creative sector.
Red Sea International Film Festival
The African Pavilion is present in Jeddah at the Red Sea International Film Festival. Launched in 2019 the festival mainly focuses on new storytelling trends, as well as emerging talents from Saudi Arabia, the Arab world and the rest of the Global South.
Salon du Livre de Paris
The African Pavilion has been present at the Paris Book Fair since 2018 and is the number one meeting platform for African authors.
Partners & Sponsors
This list include present and past sponsors and partners of the African Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival.