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COVID-19 threat: Cannes Lions Festival to take place as planned

The Festival has secured alternative dates of 26-30 October 2020 if changing circumstances require the event to be postponed from June

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Mar 12, 2020 11:16 AM
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Cannes Lions has announced an update on the contingency planning for the festival in light of the evolving global situation regarding COVID-19.

The festival is still scheduled to take place, as planned, from 22-26 June in Cannes, France.

The statement says: “We continue to monitor the situation closely and follow all guidance from health and government officials. We remain fully committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, employees, sponsors and partners.”

The Festival, working closely with the Mayoral office of Cannes and the French Authorities, has secured alternative dates of 26-30 October 2020, if changing circumstances require the event to be postponed from June. “If we do make that decision, we will announce to our customers no later than 15 April 2020, sharing weekly updates ahead of any announcement date.”

“Irrespective of the timing of the Festival, we want to reassure the global creative community that we are fully committed to awarding Lions in 2020: all entries will still be judged and awarded by our global juries. As things stand, anyone who is submitting a Lions entry for 2020 should follow the existing process and timeline. If anything about that process changes, we will issue a further announcement.”

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