The festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world.
The event which was earlier scheduled to hold on 11th -12th May has been postponed and confirmed to take place from Tuesday, 6th July, to Saturday, 17th July, 2021.
The shift was due to the fact that France is on the verge of a new lockdown in order to cope with the second wave of Covid-19.
The 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled due to the health crisis that hit the world, but organizers are doing everything possible to avoid such scenario in 2021 amidst the second wave of the Covid-19.
It was gathered that if the July dates don’t work out, then the end of August is being considered as a back-up, which may be a problem because of the closeness of the Venice Film Festival, scheduled to hold from 1st – 11th September, 2021.
Spike Lee, that was named as the president of the jury for the Cannes 2020 edition in January 2020, which was never held will remain as president of the jury for the 2021 edition.
This year edition of the festival will be in the summer, and as expected prices of hotels and accommodations will be on the high side.
According to Variety, a hotel owner disclosed that hotels will be willing to make reasonable adjustment in their prices since the pandemic has threatened their businesses and may take hotel reservations without a deposit.