Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM PDT
Monday, May 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM PDT

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The Cannes International Film Festival -- Cannes, France



Julie Sisk or Lynne Howard  
The American Pavilion 
(310) 202-3375 
Insider's Cannes - All of the Details  


"The American Pavilion provides a unique and fascinating Cannes Film Festival experience; from coveted tickets to hyped films, scintillating lectures, to a relaxing venue; truly a memorable moveable feast worthy of all participants."

--Penelope Steiner, Chicago International Film Festival Governing Board

Trip Dates:

Tuesday, May 23–Monday, May 29 (6 nights/7 days)


The Best Western Cannes Riviera Hotel and Spa

Walking distance to the the Palais des Festivals and The American Pavilion, minutes from the Rue d’Antibes otherwise known as the Rodeo Drive of Cannes, The Best Western Cannes Riviera Hotel and Spa is central to everything.  This 4 star hotel combines classic Provencal décor with the most modern hotel facilities, including a rooftop pool with panoramic views of Cannes, a spacious lobby with a lounge including a 24 hour bar and a landscaped terrace where a buffet breakfast is served daily and Wifi is available throughout. 

Alternate housing options are available upon request.


Before October 14, 2016:
Per Person Single Occupancy: $6595
Per Person Double Occupancy: $5595

October 15–April 15, 2017:
Per Person Single Occupancy: $7345
Per Person Double Occupancy: $6345

What is Included:

  • Six nights/seven days of accommodation at The Best Western Riviera Hotel and Spa
  • Festival Accreditation: an industry-only event not open to the public
  • Orientation to the Festival and periodic gatherings with your Cannes expert
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-Off (arriving on the 23rd, departing on the 29th)
  • Access to films in Cannes Classics, Un Certain Regard and Cinema de la Plage
  • Red Carpet Membership to The American Pavilion
  • Reserved Seating at The Roger Ebert Conference Center at The American Pavilion
  • Invitations to all American Pavilion cocktail parties and events
  • Continental Breakfast at The American Pavilion through May 28th
  • Welcome Cocktail Party, May 23rd, the terrace at The American Pavilion
  • Private dinner on the terrace of The American Pavilion prepared by the Pavilion Culinary team
  • Private luncheon at Festival hot spot
  • Industry in Focus panel discussions
  • In Conversation: one on one conversations with leading actors, directors and film professionals
  • Industry Roundtables: intimate discussions with industry professionals
What Is Not Included:
  • Round-trip international airfare and air and departure taxes
  • Passport fees, visas, and visa photos as required.
  • Meals other than specified above
  • Hotel incidentals
  • Trip Cancellation/Travel Insurance.  We recommend that participants work directly with Travel Guard.

Early Bird Reservation Deadline: October 14, 2016 Space is Limited so Register Early!

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Cancellations within 7 days of booking full refund.
  • Cancellations after 7 days of booking: No Refund
  • Cancellation by the The American Pavilion:  Full Refund.
  • No refund for unused portions of the trip, including but not limited to, missed meals and hotel nights.

"We felt well cared for as if we had a ‘home’ within a huge, impersonal event.  Your food was delicious and your scenic venue on the Mediterranean a "forever memory." 

 -- Suki Munsell, Ph.D., California Film Institute Member

Additional Information:

Competition Films will be announced in mid April. Programming at The American Pavilion is dependent upon the films that will be selected. Last minute programming is the norm in Cannes and is highly dependent upon actor’s, directors, producers and film professionals schedules. A general schedule will be released May 10th and there will be updates as programming information becomes available.

Register Now!