The Cannes Film Festival has set new submission deadlines following its decision last week to ditch its traditional May slot in favour of the later dates of July 6 to 17. It hopes the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will have eased by then.
The deadline for registration of feature films is April 26, followed by May 3 for the reception of screening material for pre-selection.
Cannes parallel sections Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week, which will now unfold July 7-17 and July 7-15 respectively this year, have also announced new deadlines
Directors’ Fortnight has set a May 14 deadline for the registration of features, followed by May 21 for the reception of screening material. The deadline for the submission and reception of short films is April 30.
Critics’ Week has set a May 3 cut-off for the registration of feature film submissions, followed by May 10 for the reception of a screening copy. Short films need to be submitted and uploaded to its registration site by May 3.