Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Returns to the WAG

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 29, 2019: The Winnipeg premiere of the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity launches this December at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Screenings of this annual compilation of the world’s best ads run December 12-30. Join us at a special media preview screening on Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm.

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world’s biggest celebration of creativity in communications. As the most prestigious international annual advertising awards, nearly 40,000 entries from close to 100 countries are showcased and judged at the festival, providing a fascinating window to the world. Winning ad agencies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, benchmarking innovation in everything from mobile and billboards to design and branded content.

Dates and Show Times:
Wednesday, December 4, 7pm – Media Preview
Thursday, December 12, 7pm
Friday, December 13, 7pm
Saturday, December 14, 7pm
Thursday, December 19, 7pm
Friday, December 20, 7pm
Monday, December 23, 7pm
Friday, December 27, 3:30pm & 7pm
Saturday, December 28, 7pm
Monday, December 30, 7pm
April 1, 2 & 4, 2020, 7pm – Reruns

Doors open one hour before the first showing, rush seating.

Tickets are $15 at or at the door while supplies last. Many shows sell out, so it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance. Cash bar, snacks available.

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Amy Rebecca Harrison
Engagement Supervisor
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Amber O’Reilly
Engagement Officer
Winnipeg Art Gallery

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