Cannes Series Postponed Due To Coronavirus
Due to uncertainties regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19), the 3rd Cannes Series festival, which boasts five Nordic dramas in competition, has been postponed from later this month to 9th – 14th October to coincide with MIPCOM.
President of Cannes Series, Fleur Pellerin, said: “Given the rapidly evolving situation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event. It is our responsibility to protect the health of the public, professionals and the guests.”
“We are working today to maintain Cannes Series as the major event that it has always been. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the city of Cannes, CANAL+ and the private and institutional partners who have already given us their support.”
The Nordic series in competition this year are: DNA from Denmark, Man In Room 301 (Huone 301) from Finland, and Atlantic Crossing from Norway, while Sweden provides Partisan and Top Dog.
Completing the line-up from other territories are: 257 Reasons To Live (Russia), Dignity (Chile / Germany), The Grave (Israel), Losing Alice (Israel), and Trying (UK).
The 4th Cannes Series festival is set to take place just six months later, running from 9th – 14th April 2021.