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IFFI postponed to January, to be held in hybrid format: I&B Ministry

The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said Thursday that the film festival will be held between January 16 and 24. It will be conducted in a hybrid format, with physical and virtual screenings, to follow Covid-19 protocol.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | September 26, 2020 2:04:01 am
IFFI 2020 postponedInternational Film Festival of India (IFFI), was scheduled to be held in Goa from November 20-28. (Photo: PIB India/Twitter)

The India International Film Festival (IFFI), which was scheduled for the last week of November, has been postponed to January.

The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said Thursday that the film festival will be held between January 16 and 24. It will be conducted in a hybrid format, with physical and virtual screenings, to follow Covid-19 protocol.

“The 51st Edition of the International Film Festival of India scheduled to be held at Goa from 20th November to 28th November, 2020 has been postponed to 16th to 24th January, 2021,” the I&B Ministry said in a statement. “The decision has been arrived at,” it said, after I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar “discussed the issue” with Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

“It has also been jointly decided to hold the festival from 16th to 24th January, 2021 at Goa as per the International Film Festival guidelines and protocols. The festival will be conducted in a Hybrid format i.e. Virtual & Physical format…”

IFFI is the government’s flagship film festival.

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