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Cannes Film Festival 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Cannes Film Festival 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 Cannes Film Festival is being postponed.

The annual film festival is being pushed back due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, organizers confirmed on Thursday (March 19).

“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,” organizers said in a statement.

“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.”

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