The Cannes Movie Festival has made one other repair to liberate film tickets on its beleaguered on-line service.
Festival attendees have been complaining for days — even earlier than Cannes formally opened — in regards to the glitchy ticketing web site, which takes what appears like an eternity to load and normally ends in an ‘Error’ message, rendering it just about not possible to safe tickets to each press and premiere screenings.
Whereas issues accessing ticketing websites are nothing notably new at movie festivals, technical hiccups are usually ironed out within the first day or two. In Cannes, nonetheless, many delegates have continued to wrestle with the web site. One senior studio government instructed Selection on Wednesday that they’d “all however given up” on the web site.
On Thursday afternoon (Day 3), organizers emailed delegates with a brand new hyperlink that has been arrange for movie market professionals.
The pageant mentioned its web site points are “most definitely due to malicious acts aimed toward saturating the location with requests, thus stopping festival-goers from accessing it.”
Going ahead, it’s asking delegates to hold the hyperlink non-public (which is why Selection has not linked to the brand new web site).
“As we have now already been the victims of malicious acts, we ask you not to talk this hyperlink to third events, particularly since it can solely work for licensed festival-goers,” mentioned organizers of their e mail.
The brand new web site marks the second repair from Cannes: On Monday, the pageant arrange a separate ticketing web site for journalists to entry screenings. On the time, organizers additionally blamed the tech points on “acts aimed toward saturating the location with ticket requests.”
The pageant has used noticeably stronger language in its e mail on Thursday, which notes that the acts are “malicious.”