Cannes’ Marché du Film is set to run alongside the Cannes Film Festival from July 6-15, and will open registrations on March 15.
Last year, the Cannes film market was held online in June while the festival had to cancel its edition due to the pandemic.
“After a 2020 online edition as challenging as it was successful, we’re thrilled to welcome you back onsite this July in Cannes … so we can all celebrate global cinema together again” said the Cannes Marché in a release.
Cannes’ Directors Fortnight also announced earlier today (Jan. 28) that it would be moving the sidebar to July to run parallel to the festival, which is when it traditionally takes place.
Cannes Film Festival was initially scheduled to run May 11-22, but those dates didn’t seem feasible as France is on the verge of a new lockdown in order to cope with the second wave of COVID-19.
More to come.