Adobe Systems is working with Vancouver Film School and Intel on Reel Ideas Studio, a global scheme to unite student and professional filmmakers during the 60th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

The Festival begins 16 May. The Reel Ideas Studio program features two documentary film competitions and an online community, where participants and winners will be highlighted.

Vancouver Film School and Adobe will be holding an online documentary film competition recognising the best three-to-five minute short subject films created as part of the Reel Ideas Studio Online Community. Films will focus on topics concerning the local regions of the teams.

The deadline to register a complete team is 16 May and all documentaries must be posted to the site in Adobe Flash video by 4pm on 23 May.

Intel and Adobe are also co-sponsoring the American Pavilion Student Filmmaker Program and Competition onsite in Cannes. Forty students from more than 30 film schools in North America, the United Kingdom, Asia and South America will be divided into ten collaborative teams and paired with mentors to create engaging documentaries on their experiences at Cannes for the competition.

The winning entries from both competitions will be recognised and their documentaries will be screened at the Reel Ideas Studio Awards on 24 May in the American Pavilion during the film festival.