The Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes has extended accreditation for the virtual market for industry professionals at €95 until June 12 and €195 normal rate after that including one-year subscription to Cinando.
Around 4,500 industry professionals have registered (till May 29) for the online market slated for June 22-26.
According to Marché du Film, over 100 institutions representing film commissions, country pavilions and film agencies have confirmed participation at the Cannes Virtual Market. Similar to Country Pavilions in the Village International, institutions will be able to mirror their national cinema in the virtual market. Institutions will be able to design their own national pavilion web page and promote activities, conferences, screen films, do one-to-one meetings and use the Cinando Networking Platform tools.
The Marché du Film will release the first cut market screenings and programme schedule by the end of first week of June.
Online market screenings are reserved and restricted only to sales companies having virtual booth. The virtual booth option is only reserved to sales companies who usually exhibit in Cannes at the phycical Marché du Film. So, a delegate registering as an industry professional will have the option to screen online in the market only through sales agents or instituions.
Interestingly, the Marché du Film has received good response for online market screenings from sales companies and have increased online screens to 20 virutal cinemas from the planned fifteen cinema screens.
Registered delegates will have access to Marché’s digital Welcome Bag, where you can find schedules, trailers, brochures and conference schedules. In the Marché’s virtual film market home page there will be a drop down menu for press rack, where online versions of trade publications and dailies will be uploaded.
Indian entertainment film guide Pickle will bring out an India focused online edition for Cannes Virtual Market 2020. Pickle is on board with the Marché du Film as one of the trade publications partners in the Cannes press rack.