Following the French President's April 13 announcement banning any festival from taking place until mid-July, the parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival acknowledge that the previously considered postponement to late June/early July is no longer an option. Consequently, La Semaine de la Critique, the Directors' Fortnight and ACID regret to announce the cancellation of their 2020 editions in Cannes.
The health crisis we are all presently facing makes it impossible to anticipate the practical course of events. However, in order to support the whole film industry impacted by the current circumstances, each section, in consultation with the Cannes Film Festival, is looking at the best way to keep on featuring the films submitted to its 2020 edition.
The teams of La Semaine de la Critique,
the Director's Fortnight