Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Film Festival Reveals Date Change for 2018

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Film Festival Reveals Date Change for 2018

Article excerpt

Festival will start one day earlier this year.

The 71st Cannes Film Festival will take place from Tuesday, 8 May to Saturday, 19 May 2018, it has been announced.

It will start one day earlier than in previous years, but will run for exactly the same length of time.

The opening will therefore take place on the evening of Tuesday, 8 May and the awards ceremony will be on Saturday, 19 May.

The festival explained the date change in a statement: “Following 2017’s anniversary edition, the Festival is beginning a new period in its history,” said Festival President Pierre Lescure. …

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