The Cannes Film Festival, which is traditionally held in May, will take place in 2021, but with a possible postponement for the period in late June or July, depending on the requirements of sanitary measures, AFP reported, quoted by BTA.
The most important film forum of the seventh art could not be held in May 2020 due to the pandemic. Now the organizers are giving themselves a little more time to assess the situation.
For now, the film festival is programmed for the period May 11-22. But the spread of the pandemic may come as a surprise this year as well. So the organizers keep two windows with dates between the end of June and the end of July.
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious in the world and was severely affected by the pandemic, as it could not take place, while its rivals, the festivals in Berlin and Venice, could be held in strict compliance with the anti-epidemic measures for the latter. .
This year, the first major film festival on the calendar, the Berlinale, dropped its classic edition. It was postponed to March, and the competition program will take place online due to the pandemic. Screenings available to spectators will be held in June.