Shoot the Book! Cannes

8 and 9 July 2021, Festival de Cannes

Registrations are closed or not yet opened.

International Market for Literary Adaptation

In partnership with the Institut français, the Cannes Film Market, the BIEF, and Film Paris Région, the SCELF is organizing the eighth edition of Shoot the Book!, which will take place during the Festival de Cannes 2021. Created in 2014, Shoot the Book! was born from conversations with individuals in the audiovisual industry who wanted a market specifically designed for adaptation at the Festival de Cannes. At this yearly event, publishers present a selection of books with strong adaptation potential to film and TV producers from France and across the globe. Over the course of the years, this event has generated a considerable network, bringing together literary and cinematographic players from different continents.

An event in two parts: Pitches and B2B Rendezvous

Shoot the Book! Pitches

Starting in the fall, publishers are called upon to submit potential literary works. An international jury of professionals in the audiovisual industry selects the ten books with the strongest adaptation potential. These ten titles are then presented by their publishers to an audience of audiovisual professionals. Each pitch is followed by an onstage conversation between the publisher and the moderator, which further enlivens the pitching sessions and makes the event even more interesting for producers.

Shoot the Book! Rendezvous

Thanks to the initiative of publishers who are part of the SCELF and the Institut français, Shoot the Book! was further developed in 2019 to create the Shoot the Book! Rendezvous, B2B meetings during which publishers and producers delineate the international adaptation market together.

Shoot the book! Cannes
Shoot the book! Cannes

Registration for producers

Registration opens on May 3, 2021

Click here to fill out your registration form. Registration is free and enables you to:

  • Receive the 2021 catalogue of adaptable works in early May, and
  • Benefit from a personalized online calendar to schedule meetings with the publishers.

My Calendar

Calendars open in early May 2021

Click here to log in to your calendar, where you will be able to directly manage your Shoot the Book! Cannes meetings.

Registrations are closed or not yet opened.