Deadline Extended: American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes

The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes supports upcoming filmmakers by screening their films at The Pavilion during the Festival while providing an opportunity for these filmmakers to connect with the global audience at Cannes. This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary for The Pavilion serving as the primary focus of the American presence in Cannes.

About the Showcase:
Since 1989, The American Pavilion has offered opportunities in Cannes to film students from around the world. The 2013 Emerging Filmmaker Showcase will provide an opportunity for young filmmakers to have their work seen by Cannes Festival/Market attendees. Prizes will be awarded to filmmakers and the top fourteen films will be screened in a special "Emerging Filmmaker" showcase at The American Pavilion in Cannes and the winning films will be featured in a special showcase screening for an invited audience of industry professionals in Los Angeles.

* Films accepted from current undergraduate and graduate school students OR emerging filmmakers.
* Films should be under 20 minutes in length.
* Open to ALL genres, narratives and documentaries, animated or live-action.
* The film must be available for exhibition in DVD/Blu-ray format.
* Films must be completed in 2011, 2012 or 2013

* Visibility at the Cannes Film Festival and in Los Angeles
* Films accepted will be projected on DVD/Blu-ray at the American Pavilion in Cannes.
* Accepted films will be screened at a special invitation only screening in The American Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival.
* Accepted films will be listed on promotional material at the Cannes Film Festival.
* Accepted films will be included on an American Pavilion compilation DVD to be submitted to professionals in the film industry.
* Winning films to be screened at a special Industry Showcase screening in Los Angeles.

Use the special link below and get $15 OFF! The American Pavilion has extended the regular submission deadline for so you can submit by the Late Entry Deadline, and still get the Regular Entry Deadline price! That's just $50 (normally $65!), if you submit your film no later than March 13, 2013.

Important Dates:
Regular Entry deadline: extended to March 13th, 2013 for! (normally February 1!)
Films must be delivered to the office by March 15, 2013.

To get your special discounted price, follow ALL directions listed below:

1.  Visit to begin your submission.  Make sure you select the proper Deadline and Waiver option.
2.  When you arrive to the "Submission Details" page, select the "Earlier Deadline" link in Section 1 and the "Regular Deadline – February 1, 2013" (It is important to locate the regular deadline)
3.  Select the option below that says "I have received a Deadline Waiver but not a Fee Waiver" and enter the deadline waiver code.
4.  Enter INFOLIST in the field asking "Who granted the waiver?"
5.  Enter INFOLIST in the field titled "Reason for waiver?"
6.  Enter CVP3DA as your deadline waiver code. (Make sure you type the code. Don’t cut and paste it.)
7.  Complete the remaining sections of the page, and then click on "Send Submission & Continue" to complete your submission.

The system will process your entry, and will recognize that you have received an authorized deadline fee waiver.  If you have any questions, or need further assistance in submitting your entry, please contact Withoutabox Filmmaker Support at

ACCEPTED FILMS for screening at Cannes will be announced:  April 10, 2013

WINNERS will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival:  May 2013

For general questions or more information about The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes:
Please call (310) 202-3370
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