NCM, America’s largest cinema advertising network, is honored to be named the official U.S. Representative to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. As a leader in today’s evolving video media landscape, we are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with the U.S. creative community to help bring their work to the global stage of the Lions Festivals. The Cannes Lions awards are internationally recognized as the most prestigious in advertising and communications; celebrating creativity across all areas of these businesses.

What's New for 2019 Cannes Lions?

  • Five Day Schedule — Monday, June 17 — Friday, June 21st
  • Two new Lion categories: Creative Strategy and Entertainment Lion for Sport
  • Introduction of the CLX event (Connect, Learn, Experience)
  • CMO Growth Council program & initiatives

The 2018 Awards Architecture of Nine Tracks is Still in Place:

  • New creative framework that is relevant, accessible & simple
  • Categories changed to reflect modern communications landscape within nine “Tracks”: Communication; Craft; Entertainment; Experience; Good; Health; Impact; Innovation; Reach
  • Reduction of 120 subcategories from entire family of Lion competitions
  • Entry cap of six Lion categories for each piece of work; but Titanium will not be counted as one of these six in 2019
  • Revised points system to give more recognition to creativity over volume of entries
  • New judging format for charity & NGO work to separate them from brand-led communications

CLX Program: (Connect, Learn, Experience)

  • This event will showcase best-in-class experiential design, intimate content sessions and high-value networking for both partners and participants
  • Up to eight sponsor/partners from the worlds of media, entertainment and sport will talk about how they make world-class content and the insights that propel them
  • CLX will run for two days (Tues & Wed) as an invitation-only event for top tier delegates; then it will be open to all delegates (Thurs & Fri) to explore the experiential activations
  • The program of events will focus on immersive and experiential sessions; additional content and networking opportunities
  • CLX will take place in the Palais II building (behind the main Palais site)
  • For more information and to inquire about an invitation contact:

For more information on the 2019 Cannes Lions, please contact Susan Lilley, Director of Cannes Partnerships at NCM: