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The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program Sets Record Enrollment at Cannes

The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program Sets Record Enrollment at Cannes

The American Pavilion, the epicenter of American communications and
hospitality at the Cannes Film Festival, had an unprecedented number of applicants this year for The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program, it was just
announced by Student Program Director Michael Bremer.

In an increase of 35% from the previous year, a total of 220 film, hospitality, event, and
business majors as well as culinary students representing universities and culinary schools from across the U.S. and the world, will make their way to the
Croisette. Students will have an unparalleled behind the scenes look at the Festival, the Market, and participate in internship programs with
leading companies in the movie industry.

New this year, The American Pavilion will include a relaxing, dedicated student lounge on site along with a student satellite booth, co-sponsored by The
Hawaii International Film Festival in celebration of its 35th anniversary, that will be located in the Palais, near the Short Film Corner. Both spaces will
allow more opportunities for students to connect with each other and the global film community.

The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program is the only officially recognized and sanctioned program by the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film.
To complement university and school curriculums, students participate in roundtables, panel discussions and workshops with film industry leaders, attend
screenings and premieres, and complete internships.

Notable alumni of The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program include filmmaker Jeff Nicholls (“Take Shelter,” “Mud”), Producer Gerard McMurray (“Fruitvale Station”), Acquisitions Exec Scott Shooman (Sony, CBS Films), Supervising Producer Bryan Wynbrandt (“Alcatraz,””Hawaii Five-O”),
and Location Manager Chris Baugh (“Argo,” “Steve Jobs”).
“We’re not only bringing more students than ever to this year’s event,” said Student Programs Director Michael Bremer, “but our student population is even
more internationally diverse than ever before. Our successful outreach to Hong Kong last year yielded some fine students, so this year we took our program
offerings to Korea and select European cities as well. Having the brightest English-speaking International students work alongside the American students is
a fantastic experience for all.”

This year The American Pavilion will inaugurate its Cannes Lions Student Program. Modeled on its successful American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program held
at film festivals across the world, this new program, taking place June 21 – 27, is tailored to the events and opportunities that are unique to the
prestigious international advertising festival. Students will experience the Cannes Lions sessions, panels, and awards ceremonies coupled with in-depth
conversation and analysis each day.
“The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity is a fantastic event,” said Bremer. “Just three weeks after the film festival ends, the world’s leading creatives
and technologists in the fields of advertising and brand marketing converge again in Cannes to celebrate the finest in global brand messaging.”

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