Lions School

The Cannes Lions School is the umbrella name for the Festival’s competitions, mentoring opportunities, diplomas and executive learning programs.


For Rising Stars:

These academies help develop rising stars into the next generation of leaders. Concentrated creative learning for high-potential talent aged under 30, these five day courses are crammed with insights from industry experts, delivered via a blend of classroom sessions, practical and curated Cannes Lions talks.

The below Academies cost €2,295 & includes a Full Week Registration (June 17-22, 2018):


€2,295 - Creative

– For the next generation of creative stars, combining workshops, master classes and a carefully curated timetable of Festival highlights. This program will empower rising creative talent by building personal and professional confidence.


 €2,295 - Marketers

– Addressing the importance of creativity and providing a bigger picture of the marketers role. This program focuses on developing collaborative relationships between client and agency. The diploma is for young professionals working at client marketer companies.


 €2,295 - Media

– Designed for young media professionals, intensive learning will provide a deeper understanding of the media landscape and how to drive media solutions to greatly increase advertisers’ connection with their audiences.


For Leaders:

Leadership training caters to the development needs of senior managers, delivering what companies are increasingly demanding - creative direction that drives corporate performance and competitive advantage. There are two courses available:


Cannes Creative Leaders Program

– The program is two weeks of intensive training organized by Cannes Lions and the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. It will give participants the tools, insights and actionable ideas to drive creative excellence. (€7,890 or €6890 Earlybird Price)


CMO Accelerator

– Created for CMO’s and senior marketing directors, a carefully curated program helps the select group focus on key issues they and their brands are facing. The program emphasizes inspiration and actionable initiatives to deliver brand value and confront risk-aversion. (€3,995)   


June 20th – VIP Dinner; June 21-22nd – Program


For Students:


Roger Hatchuel Academy

A select group of top students in advertising, communications and other creative disciplines undertake intensive mentorship from industry thought leaders, marketing luminaries and the world's most celebrated creatives. There is no entry fee but entry is by invitation only from the U.S. Festival Representative. For information, contact

Benefits of attending Academies

  • Empower others to use creativity to drive business innovation and growth
  • Learn to make better, braver creative decisions
  • Development of collaboration and leadership skills
  • Expand your professional network
  • Increased personal confidence
  • Graduate with a personal action plan to implement learnings
  • Exude a greater confidence with clients
  • Bring a fresh perspective to your work and career
  • Graduate with a Diploma, only available upon completion of The Cannes Lions School
  • Become your company’s champion of creativity


Recent graduates’ accolades:

“It is single-handedly the most important and invaluable week of my life” AE, TBWA\Paris

“I feel like I have accumulated more than five years of experience in these five days. Extremely empowering and inspiring.” AE, Ogilvy

“I now know I have a lot of potential and I can’t wait to show the world and really make a difference.” Planner, Mediacom, Philippines


For more information about the Cannes Lions Schools programs go to:; click on “Training” tab; or email: