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When is the next festival?

The Cannes Film Festival traditionally runs for 12 days during May each year. Historically, the 12-day slot straddled Wednesday through Sunday-week. In 2018 it was announced that all future festivals will run Tuesday-Saturday. This move was widely believed to be an effort to bolster last weekend by having the closing ceremony on the Saturday night (rather than Sunday, when most people had already gone home).

Next Festival

The 77th (2024) Cannes Film Festival will run run 14 - 25 May 2024.

Last Festival

Following the disruption caused in 2020 and 2021 by the pandemic, the 76th (2022) Cannes Film Festival returned to it's normal slot and ran 16-27 May 2023.

For more information, you should visit the official festival web site at www.festival-cannes.org.

A full rundown on the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, is available in the book, Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide (7th Edition).
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