The Festival and Venice were refusing to mediate the Internet to save them from being canceled


PARIS – The Cannes and Venice festivals, the most prestigious film festivals in the world, have announced a refusal to organize these two events online, in contrast to steps taken by other cinemas in the world as part of efforts to cordon the outbreak of the emerging Corona virus.

The Covid-19 pandemic now sweeping the world postponed the Cannes Film Festival until the end of June, after it had been scheduled to take place as usual in May.

The president of the French Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, told “Freighty” magazine that organizing this event by default via the Internet would be very painful, after the announcement of the French Ansi Film Festival, the largest festival of animation cinema in the world, to discuss holding the next session on June 15 Online.

“How can Louis Anderson or Paul Verhoeven be seen on a computer?” Asked Fremo.

He also stressed that walking in the footsteps of less important American festivals at the global level, including Tribeca and South Bay Southwest by holding events on the Internet is not possible with the Festival de Cannes.

“This paradigm is inconsistent with the Cannes festival, with its spirit, history and efficacy,” Fremo said.

He stressed the need “to ask rights holders if they agree” to organize a film festival via the Internet.


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