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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY | 17-24 JUNE 2017

About us

Inspiring creativity since 1954

What is Cannes Lions

Since its first outing in 1954, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has been bringing the creative communications industry together every year at its one-of-a-kind event in Cannes to learn, network and celebrate.

The Festival in June marks the culmination and start of the creative year, a time for the Cannes Lions global community – made up of the world’s most inventive, talented and creative people – to set the agenda for the year ahead.

What is Cannes Lions

Our Mission

Cannes Lions believes that creativity is a powerful force for business, for change and for good in the world. Through our year-round programme of Festivals, awards, small-scale events, training courses and digital tools – and though our global network of official Representatives - we aim to inspire, challenge and move the industry forward. 

Cannes Lions our mission

Awards

The Lion is recognised globally as the touchstone for creative excellence in communications. It is the award to win. From Digital Craft to Promo & Activation, the Lions honour the best creative work of the year across the whole spectrum of branded communications.

If winning a Lion is the ultimate career goal, then an invitation to join the Cannes Lions jury – made up of previous Lion-winners - is career-defining. The integrity of the Awards depends on the quality of the juries – which is why we hand-pick only the best people, with proven creative credentials and influence. The rigour of the judging process is second-to-none in our industry.

About us Awards

Training

For those working in branded communications, there’s no better training ground than the Cannes Lions School. Whichever side of the client/agency coin you’re on, and whether you’re just starting out or already a senior manager, there’s a course for you - to flex your creative muscles and help you take the all-important next step in your career. 

Training at Cannes Lions

Specialist events

Cannes Lions now offers three specialist events to help those working in specific sectors the skills and knowledge they need to thrive.

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Lions Health

Lions Health is dedicated to life-changing creativity, showcasing and inspiring ideas that transcend especially challenging boundaries. With insights from thought-leaders, marketers, specialists and scientists, Lions Health connects global healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals, allowing them to share successes, problem-solve and do business.
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Lions Innovation

Lions Innovation is dedicated to enabled creativity, exploring data and tech as catalysts for ideas. Lions Innovation kick-starts collaboration between start-ups with game-changing products, investors with backing power, brands with customer needs and storytellers that can bridge the gap. 
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Lions Entertainment

Lions Entertainment is dedicated to unskippable creativity, crafting culture from content and reframing customers as fans. Lions Entertainment brings together the players in sound and vision - platforms, labels, studios, talent, makers, agents and agencies – to drive authentic integration and create compelling partnerships with brands.