This year, Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is organizing local editions in seven cities. A selection of films awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and their guests will travel to Timișoara, Arad, Cluj, Iași, Brașov, Oradea and Suceava.

Local editions will begin simultaneously with the festival in Bucharest, starting with Timișoara and Arad, which will take place between the 19th and 21st of October.

Timișoara will be hosting the third edition of the festival with screenings happening from Friday to Sunday at Aula Magna of the West University. The festival is organized with the support of the Timişoara City Hall and the West University.

Les Films de Cannes will be continuing in Arad, which held its first edition in 2017. The festival will be held at Cinema Arta once again, between October 19th and 21st. The event is organized by the Cinemascop Association in partnership with the Municipal Cultural Center of Arad and the CitiZenit Association.

Towards the end of the Bucharest edition, Les Films de Cannes will head to Cluj for the third time, where films will be shown at Cinema Victoria between October 26th and 28th, with the support of the Local Council and City Hall of Cluj-Napoca.

Between October 26th and 28th, the festival will also be playing Iași, at Cinema Ateneu, for the third time. This initiative is organized by the Iaşi Municipal City Hall and the Iași Athenium.

November will bring about the second edition of Les Films de Cannes à Braşov, and will take place at the Reduta Cultural Center and Cinema One. The event is organized with the support of the County Council of Brașov

For the first time, Les Films de Cannes arrives in Oradea. The Regina Maria Theatre will host two days of screenings, on the 3rd and 4th of November, generously organized in partnership with the Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Oradea and the Region (APTOR) and the Oradea Municipality.

As with every year, Les Films de Cannes moves to Suceava in November, at the Municipal Theatre Matei Vișniec. The third edition will take place between November 9th and 11th, organized by the AS Creative Association and the Cinemascop Association, in partnership with the Suceava Municipality and the Local Council of Suceava.

Among the titles that cinephiles around the country will be able to rejoice in are: the moving Shoplifters, by veteran Cannes attendee Hirokazu Kore-eda, winner of this year’s Palme d’Or; the noir fairytale Border, by Ali Abassi, winner of the Prize of Un Certain Regard; Burning, adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami and directed by Lee Chang-Dong, winner of the FIPRESCI prize; Girl, the Caméra d’Or winning story of a ballerina, by Lukas Dhont, and Dogman, by Matteo Garrone, the thriller that won the award for Best Actor.

The program of the local editions and all information concerning tickets and entry will be announced on and on the official Facebook page shortly.

All films will be screened in Original Version, with Romanian subtitles.


Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is presented by Orange Romania, a traditional partner of the event.

Supported by: BRD – Groupe Société Générale

Official car of the festival: Renault

With the support of: Catena, Groupama Asigurări, Silva, Apa Nova

The ninth edition of the Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is organized by the Cinemascop Association and Voodoo Films, in partnership with the Embassy of France and the French Institute in Bucharest.

Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is a cultural project financed by the National Center of Cinematography, with the support of SACD / Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers) and the Representation of the European Commission in Romania and DACIN SARA.

Partners: Air France, KLM, Romanian Cultural Institute, the Mexican Embassy in Romania, Hotel Mercure, UPS, Defi, SERVE.

The Lucian Pintilie homage is organized in partnership between Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest and the National Theatre Festival, in collaboration with Filmex Romania and the National Center of Cinematography, with the support of Fundația 9.

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