Kolkata Int l Film Festival deferred to January next year
| Friday | 30th October, 2020
Kolkata: The Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), scheduled to be held in November, has been deferred to January next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday.
Initially, the 26th edition of the KIFF, with a limited number of visitors, was scheduled to be held from November 5 to 12.
Banerjee posted on her Twitter handle: "After receiving global film fraternity's consent, I hereby inform all stakeholders of Kolkata International Film Festival & cine lovers that our festival has been rescheduled, given the current circumstances.
So a large number of cinema lovers would have been deprived if it had taken place in November.
International delegates had to miss the KIFF this time if it had taken place in November with flight services yet to get normalised.