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  • Locations: Cannes, France
  • Program Terms: Summer (early app)
  • Budget Sheets: Summer (early app)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Apartment
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Film & Media, Humanities
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jenny Quijano Sax Language Prerequisite: No
Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Program Description:
Location | Areas of Study | Dates | Eligibility | Courses and Credits | Cost  | Housing | Application Process | More Information

Hopkins Cannes Film Festival: Film and Media Studies


Cannes 2017 - Group

Please note that the university has decided to suspend this program for Summer 2020. More information on this decision can be found at

The Cannes Film Festival is the world's most prestigious and publicized film festival with admission by "invitation only" for film industry professionals. This program, which combines an on-campus course with a workshop abroad, will offer students access to festival official selections, non-competitive programs, sidebar festival, tributes, master classes and director's showcases. 

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  • Cannes, France, located on the beautiful Southern coast of France.

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Areas of Study

  • Film and Media Studies

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  • May 10 - 28, 2020. Students whose final exam schedule conflicts with the program's start date should contact Dr. Mason to work out a solution. 

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EligibilityThe festival

  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Open to all majors
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Courses and Credits

In recent decades, film festivals have become important venues for generating international audiences by simultaneously fostering aesthetic communities and creating marketing opportunities. This course, which includes both on- and off-campus components, considers the purpose and function of the film festival by examining the singularly influential festivals of Cannes. We will read about the culture, politics, and commerce of the festival, and compare Official Selection films with the more unorthodox choices of the parallel sections: A Certain Regard and Directors’ Fortnight. 
  • Spring Course: Cannes Film Festival: Introduction and History (1 credit - Course Number TBD)
  • Workshop Abroad: Cannes Film Festival (2 credits - AS.061.388.30)

The course 'The Cannes Film Festival: Introduction and History' course will meet five times during the spring semester for one graded credit. It is open to all undergraduate years and majors. This course is required for students participating in the two-credit hour workshop abroad, which will take place at the Cannes Film Festival in May. 

The course will be taught by Dr. Laura Mason, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and in the Program in Film and Media Studies at JHU. This will be Dr. Mason's sixth time leading the program.

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CostCannes - Red Carpet

TBD for 2020. The program fee will be billed to the JHU student account and includes lodging, welcome and farewell meal, transport to/from airport, and international health insurance.

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Students will stay in shared apartments in downtown Cannes within walking distance to all the festival theaters.

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Application Process

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More InformationCannes - Coast

This program is currently not accepting applications.