Networking: $2250 Tuition (travel not included)

The Networking program is designed for filmmakers and industry professionals who want access to the Cannes Film Festival to hone their professional networking skills. The program allows ample time for exploring and networking within the Cannes Film Festival marketplace in addition to attending screenings and parties.

  1. Each participant must submit a recent short film into the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival (for which you provided any role; ie., director, producer, actor, etc.). Real Ideas Studio will interview each applicant to determine your networking “plan of action” to make the most of the opportunities at Cannes.

  2. Prior to Cannes, Real Ideas Studio is producing a feature documentary. Each networking participant will also assist in the promotion of this film during the festival, providing you with an additional opportunity to make connections at the festival.

  3. The program offers multiple networking workshops and social events – most optional – so you have the freedom you want to take full advantage of all of the opportunities the festival offers.

  4. The Networking Program’s tuition covers all-access accreditation into the Cannes Film Festival, 13 nights shared housing within walking distance to the festival, daily breakfasts, program parties, and professional mentorship to guide networking activities.  (Travel to and from Cannes is not covered by the Program tuition.)

  5. Unlike other similar programs, the Real Ideas Studio program limits the size of its program so no one gets “lost in the crowd” and everyone has the personal mentorship they desire.

  6. Interested networkers should apply to Real Ideas Studio ( by January 15, 2012. Application to the Networking Program is free. 

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