In an update that will be surprising to some, the 2020 Cannes Film Market will be going digital this year. Likely a precursor to the Cannes Film Festival going digital, this latest development will be the first time in the history of Marché du Film that the event will be digital only. It will be running from June 22-26 and likely gather prospective films for a digital Film Fest.
After publicly stating that it would be “in person or not at all,” it seems officials for the Film Festival side of things are sticking to their guns. Just last week, France’s president extended the national lockdown and effectively killed the live portion of Cannes, but we’ve heard nothing else from those organizers. It’s practically a given that it will end up being online, though.
Whatever does happen, this situation is getting a little out of control. Either admit you made a stupid statement and change, or just admit you’re being spoiled.
Cannes Market Boss Shares Details on First-Ever Virtual Edition (Exclusive) [The Hollywood Reporter]