In May of 2019, I was so incredibly fortunate enough to travel to the south of France for the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival!

Click the image below to read my blog posts throughout the experience!

KT standing in front of white wall reading "Marché du Film" (Engl: Film Market)
Cannes Blog

For the course assignments, we submitted movie reviews during the festival itself, and afterward we worked on learning more about international distribution of films. My partner and I pitched a feature length film along with a distribution plan at the end of the course.

I’ll leave you with my final experiential paper. I honestly cannot express how much this experience meant to me, but I think this paper comes close to what exactly I want to say.


The Course and Course Objectives

Students will receive six hours of elective credit during the Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad program.

The first course is “JOUR 5590/7590- Critical Writing and Reviewing.” This course focuses on the art of critiquing and reviewing live events, movies and television, while incorporating knowledge of culture, international occurrences and time periods. No pre-req required.

The second course is “EMST4040/6040 – International Film Industry Studies.” For this course, students will research film marketing and the reception of films in various countries, with a focus on the films featured at Cannes. No pre-reqs are required.