Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Marché Du Film Sees Record Attendance

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Marché Du Film Sees Record Attendance

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Asia delegates on the rise at Cannes market.

With a few days still to go of this year's Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival, the event is reporting record attendance levels.

A total of 12,324 delegates have already participated in the Marché. Of those, the US is the most represented with 2,113, France is second on 1,801, while the UK sits third on 1,186.

A significant rise has been reported in the number of delegates from Asia.

China attendance is up 21% to a total of 600. Japan is up 13% to 309, Korea is up 9% to 286, and India is up 26% to 204.

The Marché also noted growth from attendees from Canada and Italy this year.

In total, the Marché hosts 118 countries for this 2017 edition. Afghanistan, Honduras, Macau, Mali, Ouzbekistan are new attendees. Kenya also returned after several years of absence. …

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