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Access to the Festival

The Festival is an annual event, open to the public. Access to the screenings and events of the Official Selection (Competition, Parallel Sections and Events) is granted upon presentation of a badge, an invitation or a ticket.

The Audience Vote

The Festival Competition is divided into three categories: American Independent Feature-Length Films, American Shorts Films, French Shorts Films. The winning film in each category is selected by the audience, who cast their individual votes in a ballot.

The voting slips are handed out at the beginning of each screening of a competing film. Voting slips are collected at the end of each screening in a ballot box. The results are announced during the Closing Ceremony and posted on the Festival’s website

Experience the Festival: single tickets

Tickets for all Festival screenings and events are available for purchase from Wednesday, 3 May 2015 and up to the starting time of each screening. They can be purchased at the box offices of the participating cinemas, at current rates, subject to availability. For the cinemas offering an online ticketing system, tickets go on sale online the same day as box office sales.

Each cinema sells tickets only for screenings scheduled on its own screens.

More information is available in the “Cinemas & Ticket Prices” section of our website.

Experience the Festival: badges

For the general public
From 15 May Festival goers can buy a Festival Pass for 49€ (35€ for patrons under age 26). This grants access to all Festival screenings and events, subject to availability and excluding the Opening Night, the Benefit Night and Professional Programmes. Festival Pass badge holders who have attended the Closing Ceremony can also be granted access to the Closing Party at Club 79 (subject to availability; , limited to 200 invitations).

More information is available on the “Festival Pass” page of our website.

For the Press
For Press accreditation requests, please visit the “Press Accreditations” section in the Press Area.

For industry professionals
Industry accreditations are granted by invitation only.

Access to the Accreditation Desk

The Accreditation Desk is located within the WiFi-Café Orange, inside the Publicis building, at 133 Avenue des Champs-Élysées. It is open 9 to 16 June, from 10 am to 8:30 pm.

Picking up your badge

Within the WiFi-Café Orange, volunteers are at hand to guide you.

For the general public
Your Festival Pass (blue badge) can be collected from the Accreditation Desk, upon proof of ID and payment (printed receipt or email confirmation).

The “Festival Pass” badge can be collected from 3 June 2015, at the CEFF counter, within the Publicis Cinémas, at 129 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, at the times mentioned below.

Wednesday 3 – Friday 5 June Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 – Tuesday 16 June
CEFF counter CEFF counter CEFF counter Accreditation Desk
1 am – 7pm 10:30 am – 7 pm 1 pm – 7 pm 10 am – 8:30 pm

For Accreditation holders (Press & Professionals)
Your Accreditation badge can be collected from the Accreditation Desk, upon proof of ID. Access to the different Festival Venues is regulated according to the colour of the badges (see table below).

In case of loss or theft please contact the Accreditation Desk where a duplicate of your badge will be issued.

Badges Access Guide

Badge Screenings Terrasse Publicis
4pm – 8pm
Terrasse Publicis
10pm – midnight
Professional Programmes Closing Party
Red & Blue
- -
with a Gold Terrasse Access pass -
with a Gold Terrasse Access pass
with a Press Terrasse Access pass with a Gold Terrasse Access pass - with an invitation
Festival Pass
- - - with an invitation

Picking up your Festival Bag

The Festival Bag is handed to you when you collect your Accreditation or Festival Pass. The contents of the bag vary according to your badge but will include the 2015 Catalogue and other Festival and partners’ publications.


Invitations have to be collected from the Accreditation Desk. They are strictly personal, named and non-transferable. They grant access to the specified screening only.

Access to Screenings & Events

For each screening you wish to attend you must show your badge or invitation to collect a free ticket at the box office of the corresponding cinema (subject to availability).

Screenings & Events with special access regulations

The following Events are subject to specific access regulations:

– Opening Night: only upon presentation of an invitation.

– Benefit Evening in favour of Les Toiles Enchantées: via the dedicated box office. No badge or invitation access.

– Professional Programmes screenings: US in Progress Paris and Paris Coproduction Village are restricted to holders of Professional badges (yellow or purple).

– Closing Ceremony: access granted to Accreditation badge or invitation holders. No ticket sales. Festival Pass holders can book a seat, subject to availability (200).

– Closing Party (Club 79): holders of red, blue-red, yellow, black, green and purple badges have access to the Party upon presentation of their badge. Press badge holders (pink) must contact the Press Service for an invitation. 200 invitations are distributed to the Festival Pass holders (blue badges) who will attend the Closing Ceremony.

Official Publications

The 2015 Catalogue
This bilingual catalogue details the full Official Selection (Competition, Parallel Sections, Events). The 2015 Catalogue is included in every Festival bag, given to badge holders (Accreditations & Festival Pass).
The 2015 Catalogue is also available, for free, from 3 June at the CEFF counter at Publicis Cinémas and from 9 June onwards at the Accreditation Desk.

The Programme
In newspaper format, the bilingual Programme presents the highlights and the basics of the Official Selection. It is distributed three weeks before the Festival starts, in cinema networks, partner shops and press points. From 3 June it is also available at the CEFF counter at Publicis Cinémas and from 9 June onwards at the Accreditation Desk.

The Essential
The bilingual leaflet “The Essential” presents the complete screening schedule of the Festival’s Official Selection, for every day of the Festival. Conceived as a handy companion, it includes a complete film index with colour coding to identify screenings according to their category.
It is distributed three weeks before the Festival starts in a number of cinema networks, partner shops and press points. It is also available from 3 June at the CEFF counter at Publicis Cinémas and from 9 June onwards at the Accreditation Desk.

Professional Programmes Catalogue
This document in English is exclusively distributed to US in Progress Paris, Paris Coproduction Village and Round Tables participants. The Professional Programmes Catalogue contains all the necessary information about the speakers and the films presented.

Live information

In the “Live” section of the Festival’s website you will find videos from the Festival’s Web-TV, The Daily, including the Who is Here, photos by the Festival’s photographers and Interviews with Competition Directors.

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