Cannes Film Festival Rumored To Have New Proposal For Netflix To Allow Service To Enter Films In Competition

The Playlist | 2/1/2019 | Charles Barfield
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One of the big stories of 2018 was about Netflix’s feud with the Cannes Film Festival. While the disagreement between the streaming company and the most prestigious film event of the year was big enough, the fallout from the decision by Netflix to pull its films “Roma,” “Hold the Dark,” “22 July,” and “The Other Side of the Wind” had a ripple effect still felt today, as we approach the Oscars in February. And because of this fallout, it appears that Cannes is ready to come to an agreement, if Netflix is able to make one concession.

According to French journalist Stéphane Boudsocq on Twitter, the film festival is rumored to be ready to make a deal with Netflix that would allow the streaming service to enter its films in competition. However, there is still one big hurdle Netflix would have to jump through to agree to these terms. The reported proposal would include a clause that would say if a Netflix film were to win an award at Cannes, then the streaming service would have to release that film in French theaters. And you see, that’s where things get really, really tricky.

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