Program Dates

For summer 2021, students will arrive by July 5, 2021 and depart on July 29, 2021.


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.

Who can apply?

The UGA Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad Program is open to university students (including graduate students) in the United States who are interested in and passionate about the film industry.

Though this program allows anyone to apply, strong candidates have an appreciation for the film industry.

Apply to Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad Program

Applications open in August of each year. Applications for Summer 2020 are due no later than Thursday, January 16th at 5pm.

To apply, click the “Apply now” button, which will direct you to UGA’s Office of Global Engagement’s StudyAway Portal.  If you have any questions about the application process, contact Rebekah Ryan, Grady College’s Distance Learning Coordinator, at

Program Faculty

Dr. Nate Kohn, Co-Director and Faculty. Dr. Kohn teaches screenwriting, producing for film/television, and qualitative methods; directs the Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad Program and the Cannes Lions Festival Study Abroad Program; associate directs The Peabody Awards; and produces film/television programs.


Contact Dr. Kohn with any questions about the program:


Nate Kohn, professor, Entertainment and Media Studies, and associate director, Peabody Awards