Coronavirus: Cannes Ploughs On Despite Global Cancellations & France Closures, Says “We Will Evaluate Festival Configuration By End Of April”

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Coronavirus: Cannes Ploughs On Despite Global Cancellations & France Closures, Says “We Will Evaluate Festival Configuration By End Of April”
Despite a global pandemic, thousands of cases of coronavirus in France and mass entertainment cancellations, the Cannes Film Festival is ploughing ahead with plans to stage an event in early May.

The festival reiterated to us today, “The festival staff members are currently working to prepare the event scheduled, as usual, the second week of May (May 12-23).”

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Unlike advertising confab Cannes Lions, which takes place one month after the Cannes Film Festival, organizers told us they have not set a precise cutoff date for announcing whether the event will cancel or postpone. A spokesperson said the festival could wait until the end of April to decide what shape the festival might take,
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