Cannes 2020 Film Festival Postponed

Cannes 2020 Film Festival Postponed

Deadline is reporting that the Cannes 2020 Film Festival has been postponed. The festival was originally scheduled to take place between May 12 to May 23. The news follows yesterday’s announcement that Cannes has been working on a virtual market plan as a contingency option for the festival. They have not yet officially confirmed if a virtual market will be running this May in place of the physical festival.

Today’s statement from Cannes reads: “At this time of global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the COVID-19 and we express our solidarity with all of those who are fighting the disease.

“Today, we have made the following decision: The Festival de Cannes cannot be held on the scheduled dates, from May 12 to 23. Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement, in Cannes, until the end of June-beginning of July, 2020.

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“As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility, we will make our decision known, in accordance with our ongoing consultation with the French Government and Cannes’ City Hall as well as with the Festival’s Board Members, Film industry professionals and all the partners of the event.” recommends all readers comply with CDC guidelines and remain as isolated as possible during this urgent time.