Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative (Cannes )& New Generation In Action (Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC to the United Nations) provides a unique opportunity to receive exposure, promotions, and exhibition for "films of purpose,"

"A unique program designed for filmmakers seeking to invest in their future."

RE: Fee based Filmmaker Program, please read our disclaimer and rules before applying.

World Peace Initiative Cannes celebrates it's 7th year, as our program takes place during the prestigious Festival de Cannes. The overall goal is to promote compelling films by independent filmmakers seeking international exhibition and to 'World Premiere' their film plus gain exposure during a time when film executives from all over the world are meeting in one place. Our program is designed to exhibit films by motivated filmmakers seeking to garnish international exposure.

Films that are a priority but not limited too are: social justice, environmental, wildlife/conservation, world peace, and family dramas. We also recognize that there are films which are outside these categories which are still masterfully produced and can be included in our program as well.

Short Documentary
Feature Length Documentary
Narrative Shorts
Narrative Feature Films
Music Videos
Cell Phone Cinema (Humanitarian)

May 18- 20th, 2019

FRIDAY May 17 2018 7:30 Networking Cocktail Reception at private villa (must bring business cards)

SATURDAY May 18 2018 Cannes World Cinema Initiative Film Screenings begin (5-8 p.m.)
1:00-4:00 p.m. Filmmaker TV Interviews and Photo Opt

SUNDAY May 19, 2018 Cannes World Cinema Initiative Film Screening series continues (5-8 p.m.)
World Peace & Tolerance Brunch Awards Presenation
10 am -1pm

We are pleased to host innovative evening events with celebrities, that fuse fine art, fashion, film, performance, and music all in an effort to promote peace and cultural diversity.

Our program is fun filled with exciting and innovative events that include the following:

- Networking Opportunities at our private villa
- Invitation to (1) Signature Event hosted by our organization
- Invitation to our Peace and Awards Gala
- You will receive Cannes Filmmaker Program Laurels for your professional use, to show your participation in the program

Additional Services

- Representation as a sales agent

Interview on Nothing On Television TV to be distributed on Video On Demand Platforms, and social networking.
Guaranteed Distribution through Greta Joanne Entertainment (Theatre Engagements or Organizational, PPV, VOD, on-line platforms, international TV) contract must be signed upon acceptance into program

1500 € Euros Filmmaker Program with a short film
2800 € Euros with a Feature Film

Cannes World Cinema Initiative and filmmakers featured and seen on:

Yahoo Movie News
India Times
Indian Show Biz Article
French Press
Irish Press
Daily Record UK Evening News
Scotland Television
Kilkenny People
Camilla Stein Review
The Irish Examiner
Deadline UK News

Past Participants have been from:

United States
United Kingdom
Middle East
South Africa
New Zealand
Abu Dhabi
Burkina Faso
South Africa


Please note that we are not affiliated with the Cannes Film Festival in any way, shape or form. Our organization hosts events during the Cannes Film Festival to work in conjunction with the influx of film industry professionals which congregate in Cannes during this time of year. We are in no way responsible or have any authority over your garnering a Cannes Film Festival accreditation badge, which must be paid for by you (if you wish to enter area's run by the CFF) and is not covered in this package.

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best World Peace Relations
Best Comedy
World Peace Advocacy Award
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Avant-Garde Film
Karl Bardosh Cell Phone Cinema (Humanitarian Award)
Best Screenplay

* Signature award Signed and Finalized by Founder at our May 19th Gala
* Interview on Nothing On Television TV available on DISH TV and Social Networking

Films must be complete; however, since we are designed to garnish distribution, marketing and press for each applicant accepted “Works In Progress,” that meet artistic elements “may” be subject to participation.

To be eligible for consideration:

Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.
Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.

All entries must include the following:

On-line screeners only. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission, without refund of any kind, which does not arrive at the shipping destination within the deadline window selected by Entrant.

*Entry materials will not be returned

If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Organization: You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative (CANNES) ; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative , its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at World Cinema Initiative (Cannes). You must deliver to the address(es) designated by the Festival (i) two exhibition copies of the invited work; All exhibition copies must be delivered in the manner our Production team advises. This includes BluRay, or HD Cam or digital file (.Mov)

You must provide a properly completed and signed official Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative Cannes “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist”. You must provide at least one DVD copy of the final, completed film for archives.

Works invited to participate will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by programmers, in their sole discretion.


* All films accepted in the program understand through our partners your film is exclusively represented by our staff for a period of 6 months so as to follow up with interest from international distributors.

* All deals will be presented to filmmaker and production team.


Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative Cannes was created to provide exposure, distribution options, and unique networking affairs during Festival de Cannes. Our sole priority is to promote filmmakers who are independent and whose works may not garnish studio distribution due to unique story lines. We are not affiliated with Festival de Cannes, Marche du Film, nor do any of our volunteers and staff work for Festival de Cannes and Marche du Film. If you are invited to participate in our program and eligible to receive awards you are receiving an award under the umbrella “Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative (Cannes).” We are an initiative during Festival de Cannes hosting events for social justice, world peace, and love for our planet. We do not operate as a Festival in Cannes during the prestigious Festival de Cannes. All our applicants must use our name and laurels, when referring to their exhibitions within our elite group "Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative Cannes." You must not abbreviate


Private Hotel Theatres
Marche Du Film
Private Villas

Overall Rating
  • Joosung Kwon

    This Festival is a scam. Didn't hear from the once.

    May 2019
  • Susan Kucera

    Very happy we submitted, proud winners of two awards in Cannes !

    June 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Susan Kucera, we are proud of you and your film. Certainly we look forward to your continued success.

  • Nasser Aldhaheri

    It is very important film festival
    Friendly helpful and interesting
    I am very great full
    Thank you for all

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Nasser Aldhaheri. Certainly we are proud our your film and proud of the success your film has received. May you continue to flourish and do great work!


    High Quality Festival! Good People are involved & very Professionals!

    June 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Evi Photopoulos. You are a talent filmmaker and artist and we are proud of your achievements