After the festival management announced last Wednesday that they wanted to play it safe and set an alternative date, the festival will now definitely not take place from June 26 to June 30 as originally planned. In an official statement, they acknowledge difficult times for the entire community.
"The global situation is dynamic and changing rapidly," says Philip Thomas, chairman of Cannes Lions. "We felt it was important to provide clarity on the festival planned for June as soon as possible. We continue to liaise closely with our clients regarding the further development of our plans."
"Our community is facing unprecedented challenges and collaboration has never been more important," adds Managing Director Simon Cook.