Netflix has been banned this year, from any form of competing at the Cannes Film Festival.
The video streaming platform made its Cannes Film Festival debut last year, but has been barred from competing for the Palm d’Or, which is the highest award that can be won at the french movie festival.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Theirry Fremaux, head of Cannes festival, stated that the ban was as a result of Netflix’s refusal to release its films for cinema viewings rather, these films are left on its streaming platform.
“The Netflix people loved the red carpet and would like to be present with other films. But they understand that the intransigence of their own model is now the opposite of ours.”
Sadly, Netflix was unable to get a one-week theater release for its Originals movies, which could have competed for the Palme d’Or this year due to French movie regulations.
The high spirited film festival is stated for 8-19 May, has a new regulation, which states that every movie entered for the competition must have a French theater screening.
Although, the streaming platform may not be able to enter for an award this year at the movie Festival, the platform will still show its movies at the festival, which is going to be 72 this year.
The Cannes movie festival was founded in September 1946.