“As announced last autumn, the Cannes Film Festival reserves the right to change the dates of the event depending on how the global health situation develops,” the statement said.
“The festival, which was originally scheduled for May 11-22, 2021, will therefore take place from Tuesday, July 6, 2021 to Saturday, July 17.”
The Cannes Film Festival was not held last year, but its European competitors, the Berlin and Venice festivals, were held under strict health requirements.
The Berlin Festival usually takes place in February, but its organizers said last month that the festival will take place in two stages this year. There will be a web-based event for professionals in March, and a public event in June.
The Cannes Film Festival usually attracts 45,000 people with official accreditations, including 4,500 journalists.
So far, the festival has been canceled only once – in 1939 due to the outbreak of war.
Last year, however, the organizers announced the official selection of 56 films for the festival, including works by Ves Anderson, François Ozone and Steve McQueen, and they won Cannes official selection film status.
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