The Cannes Film Festival, which is the largest film festival in the world, will not be held this year in its original form amid coronavirus outbreak but organizers said that they continued to review options for the event as well.
The Cannes Film Festival was initially scheduled to be held in the month of May from 12-23. However, on Monday, 13th April 2020, the French President Emmanuel Macron announced that he was extending the lockdown due to the worst circumstances until 11th May 2020, and all the public events including festivals could not be held until the mid of the July.
The Cannes Film Festival initially considered the dates for the festival for the end of June or the beginning of July. Whereas, the authorities highly acknowledged the postponement of the 73rd International Film Festival.
It is difficult to organize the Film Festival this year in its original form amid coronavirus pandemics. Organizers said that they had started further discussions with film professionals as well in France & abroad.
They also agreed that the Film Festival is an important pillar for the film industry, must explore all uncertainties…by making it real, in or another way.