Last Updated 25 March 2020

The 2020 Festival will now take place from 26 – 30 October. This decision was made following productive talks with our valued partners and customers, and following consultation with public health officials, the City of Cannes and the French Authorities. As always, the health, safety and wellbeing of our community is our priority.

We have worked with the City of Cannes to ensure that the move from June to October will be a smooth transition for everyone. All passes, sponsorship arrangements and bookings will roll over and remain valid. We recognise that this is a difficult time for the entire community and we will remain in deep consultation with our customers and partners as we continue to plan for the Festival and prepare for the Lions.

The Lions will be awarded during the new Festival dates and the work will still be judged and awarded by our global juries.

We’re experiencing unprecedented times and we understand the challenges people are facing. In response to these challenges, we have adjusted the eligibility period and deadline. You can find full details on our Awards page.

We will provide further updates over the coming weeks. In the meantime, should you have any particular questions then please reach out to us and we will do all we can to help.

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26 - 30 October

The 67th International Festival of Creativity 

See the future of creative marketing communications

The Festival brings the world's biggest brands and most creative people together at a unique event to learn, network and celebrate the power and effectiveness of creativity. The journey continues in 2020...

Creativity moves us forward

Introducing a space to amplify stories of how quick-thinking, acts of kindness, invention and compassion are being employed in real-time to solve some of the issues we’re collectively facing in this new reality.

Be INspired

"The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is many things: provocative, innovative, bold, inspiring, and of course, creative."

Fast Company

The 2019 Showreel

Cannes Lions 2020 Key Dates

  • 16 January 

    Entries open 
  • After 12 March 

    First late fee applies 
  • After 7 May 

    Second late fee applies 
  • After 28 May

    Third late fee applies 
  • 30 June

    Entries deadline

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