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Welcome to Lions Entertainment

21 - 22 June 2017

The Cannes Lions for the entertainment community

Entertainment is changing, fast. Launched in 2016, this is the place to find the people leading the charge: film producers, record label execs, TV commissioners, sports promoters, gaming entrepreneurs and talent managers rub shoulders with big brands and brilliant creatives. Together, they're shaping the future of entertainment.

Get to know the people you want to collaborate with. Find out how brands connect with athletes, bands, filmmakers and everyone in between. See exhibitions of the world’s best work. Pick up new ideas with engaging talks and masterclasses, and kick-start new partnerships with a series of networking events.

Lions Entertainment

What's On

Hear diverse perspectives on the direction of the industry, get to grips with the latest trends and see the world's best examples of branded entertainment.


What’s on

Expect to hear bold and exciting new opinions on the direction of the industry, get to grips with the latest trends and find out what makes for effective branded entertainment.

Highlight from 2016

DJ and producer Mark Ronson brought his decks to the stage and gave the audience a taste of his record collection before delving into music-making as the ultimate collaborative creative experience.  

Get involved

Whether its entering you game-changing ideas into our awards, buying a pass, applying to become a speaker,  or partnering with us at the event, there are hundreds of ways to get involved with Lions Entertainment.

Our Speakers

Some of the highlights from 2016 included:

Hayla Ghazal

YouTube creator,

Poo Bear


Steve Angello

DJ, Recording Artist

Stephanie McMahon

Chief Brand Officer, TV personality,

Leslie Moonves

Chairman, President, CEO,
CBS Corporation

Jon M Chu

Film Director

Danielle Tiedt

Chief Marketing Officer,

Channing Tatum

Actor, Producer, Businessman,
Born and Bred

Mindy Kaling

Actor, Producer, Director, Writer

The Awards

Two dedicated Lions honour captivating content that turns consumers into fans, as well as work that creatively uses and distributes music.
  • Entertainment Entertainment Lions The Entertainment Lions showcase work that elevate branded content into the cultural mainstream, communicating a brand message or connecting with consumers in a new way.
  • Entertainment for Music Entertainment Lions for Music The Entertainment Lions for Music honour original production, promotion or distribution of music for brands, where a recording artist or platform is used to communicate with consumers.

The Juries

The Entertainment Lions jury includes leaders and creators from the top of the industry, from musicians to directors and representatives from the world’s biggest brands and agencies.

The Entertainment Lions for Music jury brings together some of the industry’s most highly-regarded specialists and creators – all of whom understand the power of music in creating breakthrough content.

The 2016 winners

More than 90 campaigns leading the way in elevating content into the cultural mainstream were recognised and celebrated at the Festival for their creative vision and achievement. You can see every winner with complete credits in the Cannes Lions Archive.

The Displaced

The Entertainment Grand Prix for The New York Times and VRSE.works


Entertainment Lion for Music Grand Prix for Beyoncé and Pretty Bird

Home for Christmas

Entertainment Lion for Music Grand Prix for Deka Zentrale AG& Co. KG. and Jung von Matt

What is Lions Entertainment?