With the exception of Hollywood, there isn’t another place in the world that has become so inextricably linked to the film industry as the city of Cannes. For more than 70 years, everyone who’s anyone in the film world — and lots of other cinema enthusiasts— have migrated to the French Riviera in May for the biggest event of the year: the Cannes Film Festival, which combines glitzy red-carpet premieres with long and intense days of screenings, discussions and networking. Even though there are many obvious differences between a 12-day film festival and an awards show, Cannes is as big a deal as the Oscars. The local city economy not only thrives on it; it depends on it.  Be it the murals on streets or the photographs adorning the walls of cafes and bars, cinema is deeply rooted in the fabric of the city.

Cannes is widely considered the most prestigious film festival in the world, mainly because of its exclusivity and long history of premiering some of the greatest films of all time. The festival has launched the careers of many prominent filmmakers, like Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh. It carefully cultivates its image by programming a limited number of films; by giving awards selected by an intellectually motivated jury; and by maintaining the largest film market in the world.

The aim of the competition is to design a temporary pop-up cinema that would be the interaction and gathering zone for audiences during the Cannes Film festival. The cinema should be a multi-purpose pavilion that would recreate a virtual experience and aura of being in a film festival for all the spectators and crowds who miss out on the real deal for different reasons. The cinema should be able to communicate a profound architectural statement and be able to attract audiences for an intense 24×7 cinematic experience, turning itself into a mini convention center during and afterwards the film fest.

You can download the detailed briefs (including other information and reference material) by clicking on the DOWNLOAD tab at the bottom of this page.



Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:

First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate

Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate

Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate

10 Honorable mentions

Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.



The competition is open to everyone in the world (architects, students, engineers etc.). You can participate individually or in a team. A team can have a maximum of three members only.


Early registration: – 1st December 2019- 31st December 2019

•For foreign nationals: 40 EUR PER TEAM

•For Indian nationals: 1200 INR PER TEAM

Standard registration: – 1st January 2020– 29th February 2020

•For foreign nationals: 60 EUR PER TEAM

•For Indian nationals: 1500 INR PER TEAM

Late registration: – 1st March 2020  30th March 2020

•For foreign nationals: 80 EUR PER TEAM

•For Indian nationals: 1800 INR PER TEAM

Submission deadline: 31st March 2020

Result: 25th April 2020

*All deadlines are 11:59 PM- 00:00 IST (India)


• Participants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with appropriate payment through our secure payment gateways at
• The participants will receive their teamcode within 24 hours of completing the payment successfully.
• Teamcode will be sent primarily to the email address provided to PAYUMONEY/PAYPAL.




Group discounts apply for a minimum of 5 teams from one particular architecture school/university as our initiative to promote more participation from students. Send us the following details at [email protected] to avail the offer.

• Names of all the participating team members and their respective team leaders.
• Name of the university.
• School ID proofs of the team leaders.

Note: It will not be possible to amend or update any information relating to your registration including the names of team members once validated.



All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at with ‘FAQ’ as the subject. All the participants are recommended to check our FAQ section by clicking on the ‘FAQ’ button below. All the relevant information about the competition will be updated here regularly.


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