Written by a filmmaker with over 30 years of experience, You’re not in Cannes anymore attempts to educate filmmakers and the general public about the role the Cannes Short Film Corner plays in the film world, and the importance of being accepted.

This article was written after the filmmaker personally witnessed five successive years of local filmmakers petitioning broadcasters, local businesses, family and friends to pay their way to Cannes because they had “made it,” when in fact, they were not in Cannes at all.

Whether this situation arises through honest ignorance of what the Cannes Short Film Corner is, or sheer opportunism to get a free holiday, this blog lifts the lid on what it really means to be accepted into the Cannes Short Film Corner.