Kolkata International Film Festival postponed due to COVID, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announces new dates


Making an important announcement that is sure to impact film festival attendees and moviegoers, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has been postponed and will now be held in January 2021.

She added that the decision was made in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The KIFF was to be held from November 5 to 12. However, after the announcement of its postponement, the festival will now be held from January 8 to 15, 2021.

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Taking their official Twitter account, WB CM tweeted: “After receiving the consent of the global film fraternity, I hereby inform all stakeholders of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) and film fans that our festival has been postponed, given the current circumstances. It will now be held from January 8 to 15, 2021. Let the preparations begin! ”

According to sources from the state’s Department of Information and Culture, the KIFF committee is working hard to make this a physical event instead of a virtual film festival.

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KIFF is held annually in Kolkata showing many national and international films from around the world.

Many prominent Bollywood personalities including Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and others participate in this prestigious event every year.