Through a special accreditation granted by the Festival, explore the world of film as you attend screenings and visit restricted access areas, plus experience the festivity of Cannes at a private reception at the American Pavilion!

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 Evening scene, Cannes harbor. Credit: Atout France/Robert Palomba  The Cinema de la Plage  The port area of Cannes   The Cinema de la Plage has screenings every evening  Each country pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival has a seaside terrace  The cameras flash in a frenzy when stars approach the Red Carpet  Private parties take place along the Croisette during the Festival

Smithsonian at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival

9 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

Through a special accreditation granted by the Festival, explore the world of film as you attend screenings and visit restricted access areas, plus experience the festivity of Cannes at a private reception at the American Pavilion!

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

This was a "once in a lifetime" experience. I could not have participated in the festival without the Smithsonian's program and I am very grateful to have had this wonderful opportunity.

- Lorraine M.

The Cannes International Film Festival would be a disaster to try to do on your own! Smithsonian made it most enjoyable.

- Stanley and Sandra B.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

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Overview

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The Riviera at its most glamorous - starlets posing on sparkling beaches for eager paparazzi, veteran directors enjoying an espresso in a seaside cafe, the pageantry of elegant personalities filing down the red carpet amid flashing cameras, and - best of all - the artistic wealth found in films from around the world. The Cannes Film Festival is an exclusive annual event that celebrates the best names in film today. Through a special accreditation granted by the Festival itself, the Smithsonian offers an in-depth program to explore the world of film in Cannes. Smithsonian travelers will attend film screenings and presentations by film experts, and meet with up-and-coming directors and actors. Plus, your hotel is located in the center of Cannes, within easy walking distance to the Palais des Festivals, the Croisette, the old port, and the main festival locations around the city. 

Highlights Include

  • Special Festival Pass: With your Festival pass, join industry professionals to watch films from the “Official Competition.” You’ll also view films by young directors in the Un Certain Regard competition, watch directors introduce their “Short Films,” and enjoy hearing from an actor, director, or producer about a newly restored Cannes Classic.
  • Restricted Access Areas: Visit the Film Market where the business of film is conducted and tour the International Village along the waterfront, possible only through your special pass.‚Äč
  • Private Reception: Experience the festivity of a private reception exclusively for Smithsonian Journeys travelers at the waterfront American Pavilion.
  • Morning Briefings: Attend briefings with your Smithsonian Journeys Expert to discuss the previous day’s films and hear suggestions for other screenings.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)