TEHRAN (Iran News) – The outbreak of the novel Covid-19 in Iran has postponed the 38th edition of Fajr International Film Festival that was initially slated for April 16-24, an official said.
Director of the communications and media center of the Fajr International Film Festival announced on Wednesday that the cinematic event has been postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The 38th edition of Fajr International Film Festival was scheduled to be held on April 16-24, but the organizers have decided to delay it to a period between June 5 and 20, Keivan Kasirian said.
The decision has been made considering a vague prospect of normalization of the situation in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the world, he added.
Kasirian said the organizers of the event have also consulted with the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) before deciding to delay the festival in order to hold it more decently at a later time.
Since 2015, the Fajr Film Festival has been held in two separate national and international categories.The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has infected more than 80,000 people around the world. More than 3,000 people have died in China’s central Hubei province alone.
The outbreak has had a major impact on global sporting, cultural, religious and political events, with a host of events being canceled or postponed.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews