The Arizona International Film Festival will postpone its 29th annual event that was set to take place Oct. 1-12 to April in response to COVID-19.
The festival is now set for April 14-25, and the 30th annual festival will be moved to 2022.
“2020 has brought about some unexpected challenges and with the uncertainty still surrounding the status of COVID-19, we felt it was in the best interest of our filmmakers, audience, staff, and the local community to forgo a festival in 2020,” organizers said in a prepared statement.
The 29th annual event will feature more than 100 films from filmmakers representing more than 20 countries — films that festival director Giulio Scalinger described in a written statement as a “cinematic treasure trove.”
The Arizona International Film Festival, which was started in 1990, is a project of the Tucson-based Arizona Media Arts Center.
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