Cannes Film Festival on Sunday (12) reintroduced simultaneous press screenings for galas in certain cases, and clarified the embargo protocol.
Gala screenings at 7pm in the Grand Théâtre Lumière will be scheduled at around 5pm for the press, when screenings will take place simultaneously in Debussy and Bazin Theatres to accommodate numbers.
Gala screenings at 10pm in the Grand Théâtre Lumière will be scheduled simultaneously for the press in Debussy and Bazin Theatres, and again the following day at 8.30am in the Grand Théâtre Lumière, upon presentation of a press badge.
The festival has brought in new embargo rules that will apply to all accredited journalists. Competition screenings will fall under the following embargoes unless announced otherwise:
The embargo for gala screenings at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at 4pm or 4.30pm will lift at the end of the gala screening;
The embargo for gala screenings at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm or 7.30pm will lift at the end of the press screening running simultaneously in the Debussy auditorium; and
The embargo for gala screenings at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at 10pm or 10.15pm will lift at the end of the simultaneous press screening in the Debussy auditorium.
The festival is increasing the number of seats to support the press. A number of seats will be allocated to the press on the following day’s screenings at 11am or 2pm in the Grand Théâtre Lumière, upon presentation of a press badge.
The Terrasse des Journalistes is being moved to the third floor, into a larger space that will accommodate 200 seats and offers free wifi and TV festival screens. Journalists will benefit from extended opening hours from 10am to 9.30pm.