Listening to and answering the needs of the industry, the Marché du Film team has decided to run the online Pre-Cannes Screenings from June 21-25, two weeks before the Marché du Film physcial market in Cannes (6-15 July).
Based on the request from sales agents to have an event between the EFM and the Marché du Film in Cannes in July, the Marché du Film announced a few weeks ago the Pre-Cannes Screenings from May 25-28.
Much recently, some sales companies voiced their preference to hold the event later in June. Following this, it was decided to launch a ‘wide survey’ to all buyers and sellers. Over 700 answered and a vast majority confirmed their participation in the Pre-Cannes Screenings and 66 per cent voted in this new context for moving to June 21. “A vast majority confirmed their participation in the Pre-Cannes Screenings and 66% voted in this new context for moving to June21,” Marché du Film said in a statement.
Registration for the Marché du Film was opened recently with an ‘early bird’ rate in place until 19 April 2021 of € 349 (excluding taxes) for the onsite event in Cannes and € 129 (excluding taxes) for the online Marché alone.
In order to enable registered participants to adapt their plans up until the last minute, it will be possible to change from online to onsite accreditation and vice versa without incurring penalties.
In July, the Marché du Film will offer all its usual activities: stands, screenings, the Village International, networking programs, conferences… Professionals unable to travel will still be able to take part via virtual screenings of certain films, conferences that will be broadcasted simultaneously and some of the networking programs.