Beijing International Film Festival Indefinitely Postponed Due to Coronavirus
The Beijing International Film Festival, originally scheduled for late April, will be postponed to an unknown future date due to the coronavirus epidemic, organisers have said.
The government-backed event was supposed to have taken place April 19-26. It has been postponed “in order to cope with the overall situation of prevention of the novel coronavirus epidemic, and out of consideration for the safety and health of the festival’s guests, fans, media, partners and public,” organisers said in a statement posted to their official social media channels Friday.
“We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the postponement of the event and we will announce the possible date of the festival as soon as possible,” they added.
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