Canneseries TV Drama Festival Postponed Again to Mipcom

For the second year running, Canneseries, one of the biggest TV festivals in France, has been forced to push back to Mipcom.

Originally scheduled to take place from April 9-14 this year, running parallel to mid-April’s online MipTV, the 4th Canneseries, which was envisaged as an onsite-online hybrid event, will now take place like 2020’s third edition, at the same time as Mipcom, running this year over Oct. 8-13.

“The context does not allow for a festival to take place properly. Therefore, we took the decision to believe in tomorrow and build the season 04 of Canneseries on more stable foundations than those the current health crisis is offering,” Benoît Louvet, Canneseries managing director said in a written statement on Wednesday.

“We firmly believe that the current obstacles that events are facing would prevent us from enjoying the experience fully if we would keep our initial dates in April,” he went on.

Louvet told Variety that the October event, as indeed all future Canneseries editions, would maintain the hybrid format of the third, which saw series and masterclasses offered online and in Cannes itself. It was essential, however, Louvet added, for Canneseries to be celebrated on site.

Some shows had already been lined up for April’s edition. Louvet said he was confident, however, that they could be moved to October. The fall event will maintain the basic format of Canneseries over its first three editions, given its success, Louvet said. “We would of course like to have more stars attending that last year,” he added.

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