The festival, which was to be held in November this year in Goa, is now slated to be held from 16–24 January 2021.
51st edition of the International Film Festival of India postponed for two months
New Delhi - 25 Sep 2020 14:43 IST
The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which was scheduled to be held in Goa from 20–28 November, has been postponed to 16–24 January 2021 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country.
A statement from the Press Information Bureau (PIB) said the decision was made after Union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar had a discussion with Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.
51st Edition of IFFI scheduled to be held at Goa from 20th November to 28th November, 2020 has been postponed to 16th to 24th January, 2021.The decision has been arrived after Honble Min of I&B Shri @PrakashJavdekar discussed the issue with Goa CM Shri @DrPramodPSawant@IFFIGoa— PIB in Goa (@PIB_Panaji) September 24, 2020
The statement said the festival would be held in 2021 in a hybrid format according to the international film festival guidelines and protocols. 'The festival will be conducted in a hybrid format ie virtual and physical format. All COVID-related protocols will be strictly enforced as per the festivals convened recently in the international circuit,' it said.