Cannes has moved its virtual screenings from May to June 21-25 following a survey of buyers and sellers. The change of dates will also allow the virtual event, dedicated to screenings of completed films that are not aimed at festivals, to run alongside the online pre-sales market that agencies are putting together, mainly for English-language packages.

On Wednesday, Cannes Marché organizers said “a vast majority” of industry executives responded to a survey voicing their preference for the pre-festival screenings to run in June, rather than May.

“Following the request from sales agents to have an event between the EFM and the Marché du Film in Cannes in July, the Marché du Film announced a few weeks ago the Pre-Cannes Screenings in May,” said organizers in a statement.