The Cannes Film Festival has been postponed amidst the Coromnavirus outbreak. The event was planned to run by May 12-23 but the organizers said that due to the outbreak and for the safety for everyone the decision has been taken to postpone the event.
“Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement,” the organizers’ statement said. That could be a shift to late June or the beginning of July, it added.
The official Twitter handle of the Cannes Film Festival has given this information. “The Cannes Film Festival will not be held between May 12 and 23, in view of the health crisis and the situation in France and around the world,” it said in the post.
Before that, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) has postponed two TV Awards due to Coronavirus. At the same time, it has also seen a big impact on the shoot and releasing dates of many films. Radhe: Shooting of films like Yoga Most Wanted Bhai, Jersey, Prithviraj, Bhul Bhulaiya 2 has been stopped. At the same time, the release of Akshay Kumar’s film Suryavanshi has been postponed. The film was to be released on 24 March this month.