The Next Step Film Festival venue in Cannes for launching careers.
What happens when movie magic meets the pulse of possibility?
Our festival isn't just about watching films; it's about launching careers.
Picture this: a three-day all-expenses-paid trip to Cannes on 20-21-22-23 on May in the same period of the worldwide famous Festival de Cannes. You'll be our guest, screenings in top-notch venues, be accompanied by us to mingle with industry giants, and seize those golden opportunities that could shape your future. Whether you're a filmmaker on the rise or a cinephile looking for the next big thing, the Next Step Film Festival is your ticket to an unforgettable cinematic journey.

Do you have what it takes to be 1 out of 8 winners?
A three-day all-expenses-paid trip to Cannes, one of the biggest film festivals, where you'll be our guest, screenings in top-notch venues, and beside business meeting you will be in the glamour life that surrounds the unique Festival de Cannes.

We're on a quest to uncover the next generation of visionary storytellers.
We're not looking for just good films; we're seeking bold expressions of creativity that push the boundaries of what seems possible. Our mission is to discover creators who harness the power of film to share their unique perspectives and captivate audiences with their fresh, innovative approach. No matter the size of your budget, we believe that true talent shines through. If you can work wonders with limited resources, we know you're ready to tackle the big leagues. We believe that providing the right guidance and mentorship can unleash everyone’s full potential.

We will consider films in all genres under 30 minutes. We consider a short short to be under 3 minutes. Filmmakers should be certify they have the rights to music used in their films. Please upload a digital screener to FilmFreeway or email a private YouTube or Vimeo link to
We are autonomous and independent from Festival de Cannes.