International Film Festival of India (IFFI) postponed to 2021, in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic


The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which was scheduled to start from November 20 in Goa has been postponed to next year in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will take place from January 16-24, 2021, now.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) confirmed the news on their Twitter handle and wrote, "51st Edition of the #InternationalFilmFestival of India, #Goa postponed to 16th to 24th January 2021. Earlier it was scheduled to be held from 20th November to 28th November 2020."

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The Bureau also informed that the festival will be held in virtual and physical formats. They tweeted, “The festival will be conducted in a Hybrid format i.e. Virtual & Physical format. All #COVID related protocols will be strictly enforced as per the festivals convened recently in the #InternationalFilmFestival circuit."

The decision to postpone the film festival was taken after Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar discussed the modalities of hosting the event with Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

(Source: Twitter)