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Cannes Rules Out Physical Edition For Now, Will Host Screenings at Fall Festivals

11 May 2020

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Cannes Rules Out Physical Edition For Now, Will Host Screenings at Fall Festivals

The Cannes Film Festival will unveil a selection of movies in early June and collaborate with several festivals, including Venice, to present some films, Variety has confirmed. Organizers also seem to have ruled out the possibility of a physical festival this fall.

“As of today, a physical edition seems complicated to organize, so we are going forward with an announcement of films from the (initial Official) Selection at the beginning of June,” said a spokesperson for the festival, confirming what Cannes’ director Thierry Fremaux said on Sunday in an interview with Screen Daily.

Rather than opting for a virtual festival, Cannes will be organizing a “redeployment ‘outside the walls’ (of Cannes), in collaboration with fall festivals,” said the spokesperson. This includes Venice, as previously reported by Variety, and with whom talks have begun, as well as cinemas.

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