Cannes film festival delayed amid coronavirus outbreak

Cannes film festival delayed amid coronavirus outbreak

Paris (Web Desk): The 2020 Cannes Film Festival has been officially delayed due to coronavirus pandemic.


The world´s biggest film festival, which was due to take place between May 12 and 23, will not be held as planned due to the coronavirus outbreak, its board said Thursday, with its directors looking at postponing it until late June.

The board said in light of the pandemic they were now looking at rescheduling it to "the end of June-beginning of July".

Over the past few days, several other film festivals, including Tribeca, SXSW and Edinburgh have been cancelled or postponed owing to the prevailing situation around the world.