French drama market Canneseries has been pushed back for the second year running and will now take place alongside MIPCOM in October.
The fourth edition of the annual event was due to take place alongside MIPTV, from 9-14 April, but with ongoing concerns around the pandemic, it will instead be postponed to 8-13 October, when it is expected to run as both a physical market and online event.
This postponement follows last month’s confirmation from MIPTV organisers Reed Midem that the April event would also be remaining online-only for the second year running due to the pandemic.
Launched in 2018, the first two Canneseries events were held in April, but last year the market switched to an online-only event. The 2021 edition will once again see it run in parallel with MIPCOM, which is scheduled for 11-14 October.
In a press release, Canneseries CEO Benoît Louvet explained that current “conditions do not guarantee the good performance of a festival”, and that it has been decided “to have confidence in tomorrow and to build the 04 season of Canneseries on a much less uncertain basis than those imposed by the current health crisis.”
He added: “We look forward to seeing the city of Cannes, the people of Cannes as well as all the visitors to the festival”.