Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rescheduled the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) to January 2021 within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The KIFF was imagined to be organised between November 5 and 12.
“After receiving international movie fraternity’s consent, I hereby inform all of the stakeholders of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) and cine lovers that our pageant has been rescheduled, given the present circumstances,” Banerjee tweeted on Thursday.
After receiving international movie fraternity’s consent, I hereby inform all stakeholders of Kolkata International Film Festival & cine lovers that our pageant has been rescheduled, given the present circumstances. It will now be held from Jan 8-15, 2021. Let the preparations start!
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 29, 2020
The CM mentioned that the movie pageant would now be held from January 8-15 subsequent yr. “Let the preparations start,” she mentioned.
Sources within the state info and tradition division mentioned that the KIFF committee is working onerous to make it a bodily occasion as a substitute of a digital movie pageant.
The KIFF is organised yearly in Kolkata showcasing many home and worldwide movies from throughout the globe. Many directing Bollywood personalities, together with Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and others, participate within the prestigious occasion each at Nandan right here within the metropolis.
[Attribution ABP News]