Cannes Award Plans Three-Day October Event Featuring Four Competition Titles

It may have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus but after seeing Venice and San Sebastian host successful film festivals this fall, Cannes Awards is getting in on the action by hosting a three-day film event in October.

Running Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th at the Palais, the event will feature four films from the 2020 Cannes Awards Official Selection, and is being organised in collaboration with the Cannes City Council.

The general public will be able to access the event, which will also host Competition short films and the Cinéfondation school films. There will be Palme d’or for the shorts as well as the Cinéfondation prizes.

The event will open with Un Triomphe (The Big Hit!) by Emmanuel Courcol and with Kad Merad, in the presence of the film crew and with the participation of Memento Films, and will conclude with the preview of Bruno Podalydès’ Les Deux Alfred (The French Tech), in the presence of the director and lead actress Sandrine Kiberlain, and with the participation of UGC Distribution.

Asa Ga Kuru (True Mothers) (Haut et Court) by Japanese director Naomi Kawase, a regular at the Cannes Awards, as well as the debut film by Georgian director Dea Kulumbegashvili, Beginning (Wild Bunch International) which won the Concha de oro for Best Film as well as the awards for Best Director, Actress and Screenplay at the 68th San Sebastián International Film Festival, will also be screened.

Details about event health protocols were not released. France, like many European countries, is seeing surging numbers of new COVID cases.