Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Market Reports 8% Hike in Attendance

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Market Reports 8% Hike in Attendance

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Asia and Latin American lead the rise in partipicants.

The Cannes Market is reporting an 8% hike in attendance this year, with Asia and Latin America leading the rise in participants.

"We've seen a 15% increase in Asian participants and a 21% rise in professionals from Latin America," noted market managing director Jérôme Paillard, on the basis of figures up to Tuesday afternoon.

"Overall, I think people are happy with the market. A lot of contracts have been signed even if the prices have been slightly lower than hoped for," he added.

Breaking the Latin American figures down, Argentina saw a 42% increase in attendees, Chile, a 118% rise and Colombia, a 22% hike.

From Asia, Taiwanese attendance jumped 48% to 62 participants. China's burgeoning presence rose by 20% to 237 attendees. …

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