Kashmir World Film Festival postponed in view of COVID-19.
Srinagar, Sep 6: In view of the prevailing situation caused because of the COVID-19 outbreak across the world, the management committee of Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF) on Sunday decided to postpone its 5th Edition till January next year.
The seven-day film festival was scheduled to begin from 1st September.
According to statement issued to KTN reads, “The festival has been postponed till January. A call will be taken in January now after assessing the COVID situation,” said festival director Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan.
“If the situation was conducive and normal, we will organize the 5th Edition of the festival in April 2021,” Khan said.
KWFF is the festival of first of its kind held in Srinagar that brings world-class films to Kashmir and provides a platform to the youth who are interested in making their careers in the films.
The festival is being done in collaboration with the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), National Film Archives of India (NFAI), Films Division (FD), and Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI).
KWFF has been attended by Bollywood celebrities like Tabu, Madhur Bhandarkar, Rajit Kapur, Raju Chadha, Rahul Mitra, Saeed Mirza, Govind Nihalani, Imam Siddiqui, Rahul Bhat, Imran Khan, Vani Tripathi, and others.
In the last four editions, more than 460 films have been received and out of those only 136 films were screened that included films from countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Nepal, Poland, Spain, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, and others and in languages like Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Dogri, English, Gujarati, Gurung, Hindi, Kashmiri, Ladakhi, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Tibetan and Urdu.