Festival organizers revealed the news in a statement today, stating the festival will not be held from May 12 to 23. Organizers are instead considering several options on how to go forward with the Cannes Film Festival, one option being to postpone the festival to run from the end of June to early July this year.
“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,” the statement read.
Known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, Festival de Cannes is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et de Congrès.
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