The Kolkata Worldwide Movie Competition (KIFF), which was imagined to begin on Friday, has been postponed indefinitely contemplating the rising instances of Covid-19 in West Bengal.
The KIFF was scheduled to be held between January 7 and 14.
A launch issued by the state Info and Tradition Division stated, “After assessing the current Covid state of affairs within the state, and bearing in mind the opportunity of additional contamination of Covid among the many cine lovers and residents, and in addition owing to the truth that a variety of cine personalities connected to the movie competition committee and lots of others have been affected by Covid, the state authorities, upon cautious consideration to the security of the residents, has determined to quickly postpone the twenty seventh Kolkata Worldwide Movie Competition scheduled to be held from January 7-14. The following date of the competition will probably be communicated sooner or later.”
The event comes only a day after the organisers of KIFF introduced plans to go forward with the occasion by capping the capability of the venues t 50 per cent.
Throughout a press convention on Tuesday, the organisers had stated that the one-week occasion will begin from Friday and can function 200 reveals of 180 movies. As a part of the occasion, the movies have been imagined to be screened in 10 completely different theatres throughout the state capital.
The competition that was imagined to be opened just about by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had Finland as the main target nation this 12 months. It was imagined to be opened with Satyajit Ray’s 1970 movie ‘Aranyer Din Ratri’.
On Tuesday, West Bengal had reported 9,073 recent Covid instances, a rise of over 49.27 per cent in a single day, with Kolkata accounting for greater than half of the infections. The state additionally logged 16 recent fatalities on Tuesday that pushed its total Covid demise toll to 19,810.