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How Cannes is adapting to the changing media landscape

Brian Fitzsimmons
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Brian Fitzsimmons

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival is leaving behind some outdated traditions and welcoming some new ones. While there has been protest against the changes on display at the upcoming festival—primarily the inclusion of non-theatrical releases produced and to be distributed by Netflix and the growing prominence of virtual reality—many of us are excited about the broadening outlook of the most lauded international film festival. These are the three main ways this year’s Cannes sets it apart from those …