BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the entire schedule. The 93rd Academy Awards will now be held in April, i.e. eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic, the Emmy’s went virtual and Indian Premier League (IPL) matches are being played in empty stadiums in UAE. So, it came as no big surprise when Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which was scheduled to be held in Goa from November 20 to 28 has been postponed to January 16-24. And that’s not all. It will be held in a hybrid format, i.e. both in physical and virtual formats. All these discussions were taken after Javadekar had a talk with Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.
I&B ministry has taken the decision keeping in mind the pandemic. All COVID-19 related protocols will be strictly enforced as per the festivals convened recently at IFFI circuit.
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 1/2#IFFI #IFFIGoa pic.twitter.com/TrUq5NaEHb
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