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Cannes 2020: Key Dates & Deadlines



*** Note that the 2020 Cannes Film Festival has been effectively cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. The only event confirmed to go ahead at present is the virtual Marché du Film, from 22-26 June 2020 ***

The 2020 Cannes Film Festival will run 12 - 23 May. As with last year, this breaks with tradition by starting the festival on a Tuesday and finishing on a Saturday (previously it was Wed-Sun).

Ahead of the festival there are a raft of deadlines for film submissions and accreditation. For the 2020 festival, the deadlines are:

Submissions
Festival de Cannes Features - 5 March
Festival de Cannes Shorts - 2 March
Cinéfondation - 15 February
Short Film Corner - 9 March
Directors Fortnight Features - 31 December earlybird / 27 March regular
Directors Fortnight Shorts - 31 December earlybird / 13 March regular
International Critics' Week - 11 March
ACID Cannes - 7 January earlybird / 7 March regular / 21 March late

Accreditation
Festival accreditation - 1 April (25 April with €100 fee)
Market accreditation - 1 March (30 April with late registration fee)
Press accreditation - 31 March
Cinephiles accreditation - 1 March
Three Days in Cannes - 1 March
Marché du Film, Virtual Edition 29 May earlybird / 22 June regular

Festival and Market accreditation opens 1 February.

A full rundown on the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, is available in the book, Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide (7th Edition).
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