Festival Code of Conduct

Cannes Lions is a campaigner for creativity, and we exist to help the industry be the best it can be. One way we do this is by bringing people together to share ideas, celebrate achievements and build new connections.

It’s a place where there are heated debates, differing opinions and lively parties. However, the Festival is not a place for inappropriate, disruptive, or abusive behaviour, either in person or online.  This could include:

  • offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religion
  • deliberate intimidation
  • harassing photography
  • sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • inappropriate physical contact

Cannes Lions may act if it feels any individual or group has failed to meet the standards set by this Code of Conduct, including but not limited to revoking the individual or group’s Festival passes without refund.

If you experience a violation of this Code of Conduct at the Festival please contact a member of staff.

All violations of the law should also be reported to local law enforcement. For emergencies, immediately dial 112.