Cannes Lions Festival Will Now Take Place From October 26 – 30, 2020

Cannes Lions Festival: 26 – 30 October 2020: | © Foto: Cannes Lions

Cannes Lions announces today that the annual Festival of Creativity will not take place in June as previously planned. The festival is now engaging its contingency plans for the previously published October dates.

Cannes, March 18, 2020

The Lions will now be awarded from 26 – 30 October 202 and the work will still be judged and awarded by global juries. Cannes Lions Festival is planning to extend the deadline and eligibility date and is currently finalising the plans around this, with an update coming soon.

Cannes Lions to be postponed

The decision to postpone the Cannes Lions Festival comes following much deliberation with partners and customers of the famous festival, as well as, consultation with public health officials, the mayoral office of Cannes and the French Authorities. Cannes Lions acknowledges the challenging circumstances facing the community. The health, safety and wellbeing of its customers, employees, sponsors and partners remains first priority.

Although it has sound mitigation plans, Cannes Lions Festival will continue to monitor the situation carefully and continue to engage closely with its customers, as it starts to work in collaboration to ensure it can recognize the world’s best creativity in 2020.

Philip Thomas, Chairman of the Festival, comments: “The global situation is dynamic and changing rapidly, we felt it was critical to provide visibility on June as soon as possible. We will continue to liaise closely with our customers as we develop our plans.”

Simon Cook, Managing Director, Cannes Lions Festival, adds: “Our community is facing unprecedented challenges and collaboration has never been more important. We are focussed now on planning the festival – and our beating heart, the Lions – to ensure our community is able to recognise the extraordinary work it contributes to business, organisations and society.”

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