You won’t have to travel to London this time if you wish to attend the BFI London Film Festival. This time, the festival can be accessed from your homes only. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced its organizers to conduct the festival virtually this year. Like, other film festivals, it is also following the same path.
In a report brought by ‘The Hollywood Reporter’, the festival was scheduled to be held from October 7 to October 18. The pandemic will ease out, when the month of October will arrive but the organizers are not in the mood of taking risks.
Since, the festival is going virtual, guess how many films are going to premier on it ? Well, about 50 films are going to premiere. Each film will have its own scheduled time, along with a separate Q&A session for them. Apart from the films, it will include free-to-access digital talks and conversations.
Festival’s director, Tricia Tuttle, talked to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ about the festival. In her interview she said,
“Like many other live events around the world, we have had to make changes to our plans in response to a global pandemic, factoring in safety concerns and restrictions – some known, some still unclear,But as we have undergone this planning we have also witnessed historical international protests, an urgent reminder of just how much we need to do to combat racism and inequality.”
It is one of the most prestigious film festival and several people look forward to it, every year.