Cannes_logoblueThe suspense for Cannes Film Festival awards contenders later this year will be slightly shorter. The fest is tweaking the timing of its prize ceremony, moving the event up by a day to Saturday May 24. The org said today that the shift is due to European elections which fall on Sunday May 25. The final competition title will be shown on Friday May 23, and the jury will deliberate Saturday morning before awarding the Palme d’Or and other main prizes in the evening. The shift does not affect the announcement of the winners in the Un Certain Regard and Cinéfondation sections. They will be announced on Friday as usual. The lineup will be announced in April. The fest kicks off on May 14 with the world premiere of Grace Of Monaco.

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