The ABC reports that the Justin Kurzel-directed movie, which tells the story of the murders of 12 people between 1992 and 1999 whose bodies were stuffed into plastic barrels, will be one of seven international films to be screened when the French festival begins next month.
The film, which stars TV actor Daniel Henshall, recently won the audience award at Adelaide Film Festival and has been praised by Australian critics. Henshall's performance has also been lauded.
Kurzel has said that the film "offers up a debate" and possible answers as to why the South Australia murders took place. He also revealed that he tried to treat the story with "respect" to give the victims and their family the "dignity" that they deserve.
At the Adelaide festival, the director said that the award "means an enormous amount" and thanked the audiences and event for their "incredible support".
Snowtown is scheduled for national release in May.