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Karlovy Vary IFF cancels 2020 edition over pandemic

Coronavirus outbreak led Karlovy Vary IFF’s organizers to cancel the 55th edition of the event in the Czech Republic.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s organizers (KVIFF) have canceled the 55th edition of the event due to the global outbreak of coronavirus.

A statement on the festival’s official website reads, “In view of the Czech government’s ongoing coronavirus measures and the complicated worldwide situation today, the KVIFF organizers have come to the extremely difficult decision not to hold the 55thannual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival this year”.

President of the KVIFF considering the cancelation of the latest edition said the mission of this event is to bring people from different walks of life together and replacing it with an alternative version was against the festival’s main mission.

The 55th edition of the Czech festival will take place on July 2-10, 2021.