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L'emergenza coronavirus minaccia il cinema europeo

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- Presentiamo una panoramica degli eventi cinematografici cancellati e rinviati, le misure annunciate dalle istituzioni dei vari paesi e le nuove iniziative VoD lanciate durante la pandemia di COVID-19

L'emergenza coronavirus minaccia il cinema europeo

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The fear of the coronavirus outbreak keeps wreaking havoc across the world, and the European film industry is certainly no stranger to its repercussions. After the alarm was first raised in other sectors, it is now the film industry's turn to suffer cancellations, postponements and reorganisations due to the measures being adopted by various European governments. As the number of infections escalates quickly all across the continent and the authorities attempt to stop it from growing any bigger, film bodies in charge of organising film festivals, markets and other events are being forced to modify them and adapt them to the current situation.

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Our partners EFAD and EuroVOD are also providing us with information on the measures taken by its national member institutes and on the initiatives from the nationa VOD initiatives, respectively.

The European Audiovisual Observatory is also tracking daily the specific national measures aimed at supporting the audiovisual sector, which you can access to here.

Here is the list of events cancelled or postponed as of 6 April:

Austria

Measures from the Austrian Film Institute

Initatives from VOD platforms Lacinetek.de, Vodclub.online (read more)

Cinemas closed

17th Vienna Shorts (original dates 28 May-2 June, moved online)

17th Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz (original dates 21-16 April, cancelled)

23rd Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (original dates 24-29 March, cancelled)

Belgium

Measures from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre (read news)

Initative from VOD platforms universcine.be, Tënk, Nok-Ze-Doc (read more)

Cinemas closed

14th Festival International du Film Policier de Liège (original dates 7-10 May, cancelled)

23rd Brussels Short Film Festival (original dates 22 April-3 May, postponed)

8th MOOOV Film Festival (original dates 21 April-4 May, partly moved online, party postponed to Film Fest Gent, October, and Film Festival Oostende, January)

38th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (original dates 7-19 April, cancelled)

19th Courtisane Film Festival (original dates 1-5 April, cancelled)

11th Millenium Documentary Film Festival (original dates 27 March-4 April, postponed September-October)

15th Docville (original dates 25 March-2 April, postponed to 23 Septembre-1 October, Docville Online during the confinement)

35th Mons International Film Festival (original dates 5-13 March, stopped before end) (read news)

Belarus

6th Northern Lights Nordic-Baltic Film Festival in Belarus (original dates 23-30 April, postponed)

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)

Cinemas closed

Bulgaria

Cinemas closed

24th Sofia International Film Festival (original dates 12-31 March, postponed) (read news)

Croatia

Measures from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)

Cinemas closed

16th ZagrebDox (original dates 15-22 March, postponed) (read news)
ZagrebDox Pro still taking place online (read news)

Czech Republic

Measures from the Czech Film Fund

Cinemas closed

All MIDPOINT Institute activities planned for April and May (postponed)

22nd Cinema on Border/Kino na Hranici/Kino na Granicy (original dates 1-5 May, postponed to 21-26 August)

33th Finále Plzeň (original dates 16-22 April, postponed to 24-29 September)

27th Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest (original dates 19-27 March, cancelled) (read news)
Czech Works in Progress still taking place online

22nd One World Prague International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (original dates 5-14 March, cancelled)

Cyprus

Cinemas open, attendance restriction

18th Cyprus Film Days International Festival (original dates 3-11 April, postponed)
Dot.on.the.map Industry Days (moved online)

Denmark

Measures from the Danish Film Institute (read news)

Cinemas closed

17th CPH:DOX (original dates 18-29 March, moved online) (read news)

Estonia

Cinemas closed

Film and TV Awards ceremony (original date 2 April, postponed)

15th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) (original dates 30 April-2 May, set to be postponed or moved online)

Finland

Measures from the Finnish Film Foundation (read news)

Cinemas closed

Jussi Awards ceremony (original date 20 March, postponed)

31st Espoo Cine (original dates 4-10 May, postponed)

8th Season Film Festival (original dates 26-29 March, postponed to autumn)

France

Measures from the CNC (read news + news + news)

Initative from VOD platforms FilmoTV, Kinow, Lacinetek.com, Tënk, Universciné, Nok-Ze-Doc (read more)

Cinemas closed

67th Cannes Lions festival (22-26 June, postponed for 26–30 October)

73rd Cannes Film Festival (12-23 May, possibly postponed) (read news)

11th Festival 48 Images Seconde (15-19 April, cancelled, replaced by an online programme)

12th Festival international du film policier de Beaune (original dates 1-5 April, cancelled)

57th MipTv (original dates 30 March-2 April) (cancelled) (read news)

3rd Canneséries Festival (original dates 27 March-1 April, postponed to 9-14 October) (read news)

5th Festival du Film Subversif de Metz (original dates 25-29 March, cancelled)

32nd Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse (original dates 20-29 March, cancelled)

11e SériesMania (original dates 20-28 March, cancelled)

42nd Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil (original dates 13-22 March, cancelled)

42nd Cinéma du Réel Festival (original dates 13-22 March, moved online) (read news)

10th Festival 2 Cinéma de Valenciennes (original dates 10-15 March, cancelled)

Germany

Measures from the German Federal Film Board (read news)

Initatives from VOD platform Lacinetek.de (read more)

Cinemas closed

39th Munich Film Festival (original dates 25 June-4 July, cancelled)

66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (original dates 13-18 May, postponed, alternative edition to be held online)

Georgia

8th CineDOC Tbilisi (original dates 23-27 April, postponed)

Greece

Measures from the Greek Film Centre

Cinemas closed

22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (original dates 5-15 March, possible new dates end of May/beginning of June) (read news)
Agora Doc Market still taking place online (read news)

Hungary

Cinemas closed

3rd Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival (original dates 23-29 March, postponed)
Budapest Debut Film Forum (original dates 24-26 March, postponed)

Iceland

Measures from the Icelandic Film Centre (read news)

Cinemas closed

Edda Awards ceremony (original date 20 March, postponed)

Ireland

Measures from Screen Ireland

Some cinemas closed

Italy

Measures from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism (MIBACT) - Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual (read news)

Cinemas closed

David di Donatello Awards ceremony (original date 3 April, postponed to 8 May)

35th Lovers Film Festival (original dates 30 April-4 May, postponed)

22th Udine Far East Film Festival (original dates 24 April-2 May, postponed 26 June-4 July)

68th Trento Film Festival (original dates 25 April-3 May, postponed)

34th Bolzano Film Festival Bozen (original dates 21-26 April, postponed to 9-14 June)

21st Festival del Cinema Europeo di Lecce (original dates 18-25 April, postponed)

13th Pordenone Docs Fest - Le voci dell’inchiesta (original dates 15-19 April, postponed)

42nd Incontri Internazionali del Cinema di Sorrento (original dates 15-19 April, postponed)

10th Rendez-vous, le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Français - Rome, Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo and Turin (original dates 1-6 April, postponed)

21st Sottodiciotto Film Festival & Campus (original dates 28 March-3 April, postponed to 5-11 December)

18th BAFF - Busto Arsizio Film Festival (original dates 28 March-4 April, postponed)

10th Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival (original dates 25-28 March, postponed)

30th Festival Cinema Africano, Asia e America Latina - Milano (original dates 21-29 March, postponed to 2-10 May)

11th Bif&st - Bari International Film Festival (original dates 21-28 March, postponed)

14th Reggio Calabria Film Fest (original dates 16-21 March, postponed)

27th Sguardi Altrove Film Festival (original dates 13-21 March, postponed to 7-15 May)

38th Bergamo Film Meeting (original dates 7-15 March, postponed to 23-31 May) (read news)

Kosovo

Cinemas closed

Latvia

Cinemas closed

Lithuania

Cinemas closed

Initatives from VOD platforms KinoFondas, Kino Pasaka (read more)

25th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris (original dates 19 March-2 April, moved online) (read news)
Meeting Point – Vilnius (original dates 30 March-1 April, cancelled) (read news)

Luxembourg

Initative from VOD platforms VOD.lu, Tënk, Nok-Ze-Doc (read more)

Cinemas closed

10th Luxembourg City Film Festival (original dates 5-15 March, stopped before end) (read news)

Malta

Measures from the government (read news)

6th Valletta Film Festival (original dates mid-June, cancelled)

Montenegro

Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)

Cinemas closed

Netherlands

Measures from Netherlands Film Fund (read news)

Cinemas closed

36th Imagine Film Festival (original dates 16-25 April, cancelled)

6th Sport Film Festival Rotterdam (original dates 15-18 April, cancelled)

12th Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (original dates 1-5 April, cancelled)

11th MoviesThatMatter (original dates 20-28 March, cancelled, partly moved online)

2nd Maghreb Film Festival (original dates 26-29 March, postponed)

20th Arab Film Festival (original dates 25-29 March, cancelled)

North Macedonia

Measures from North Macedonia Film Agency

Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)

Cinemas closed

Norway

Measures from the Norwegian Film Institute (read news)

Cinemas closed

Poland

Measures from the Polish Film Institute

Cinemas closed

60th Krakow Film Festival (original dates 31 May-7 June, moved online)

13rd Animator Festival (original dates, 10-16 July, postponed to 3-9 October)

17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (original dates 8-22 May, postponed to 4-13 September)

22nd Cinema on Border/Kino na Hranici/Kino na Granicy (original dates 1-5 May, postponed to 21-26 August)

18th Polish Film Festival Kinoteka (original dates 19 March-15 April, postponed)

12th Short Waves Festival (original dates 17-22 March, postponed to August)

Portugal

Measures from the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual

Cinemas closed

Sophia Awards ceremony (original date 22 March, postponed)

28th Curtas Vila do Conde (original dates 11-19 July, postponed to 3-11 October)

17th IndieLisboa – International Film Festival (original dates 30 April-10 May, postponed)

13th Festa do Cinema Italiano (original dates 1-9 April, postponed)

2nd FICLO (March 28-April 5, postponed)

20th Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival (original dates 18-28 March, postponed)

Romania

Cinemas closed

Gopo Awards ceremony (original date 24 March, postponed)

13th One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (original dates 20-29 March, postponed)

Serbia

Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)

Cinemas closed

Slovakia

Measures from Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Cinemas closed

28th Art Film Fest Kosice (original dates 19-27 June, postponed)

27th Bratislava International Film Festival – Febiofest (original dates 11-17 March, cancelled) (read news)

8th Visegrad Film Forum (original dates 10-14 March, cancelled) (read news)

Slovenia

Initatives from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)

Cinemas closed

Spain

Measures from ICAA

Cinemas closed

23rd Docs Barcelona (original dates 20-30 May, moved online)

17th Festival Internacional de Cine de Alicante (original dates 23-30 May, postponed to 17-24 october)

29th CineEurope (UNIC - International Union of Cinemas annual convention) (original dates 22-25 June, postponed to 3-6 August)

10th D'A Film Festival (original dates 30 April-10 May, moved online)

6th Filmadrid (original dates 5-13 June, cancelled, only online initiative The Video Essay is being celebrated)

1st Iberseries, Fetival internacional de series en español (original dates 25-30 May)

16th DocumentaMadrid (original dates 4-10 May, postponed)

19th Play-Doc International Film Festival (original dates 29 April-3 May, postponed)

20th Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (original dates 17-26 April, cancelled)

4th BCN Film Festival (original dates 17-24 April, postponed to 19-26 June)

3rd Festival Cine hecho por Mujeres de Madrid (original dates 15-26 April, postponed to 17-28 June)

6th SACO. Semana del Audiovisual Contemporáneo de Oviedo (original dates 10-19 April, postponed)

3rd MajorDocs Creative Documentary Film Festival (original dates 31 March-4 April, postponed)

6th Muestra de Cine Francófono de Madrid (original dates 19-22 March, postponed)

23rd Málaga Film Festival (original dates 13-22 March, postponed)

3rd Oh La Là Festival de Cinema Francòfon de Barcelona (original dates 12-21 March, postponed 1-10 October)

Sweden

Measures from the Swedish Film Institute (read news)

Initatives from VOD platform Triart Film (read more)

Some cinemas closed

1st M:brane Forum (original dates 10-12 March, cancelled)

Switzerland

Measures from the Federal Office for Culture

Initative from VOD platforms Tënk, Nok-Ze-Doc (read more)

Cinemas closed

Swiss Film Award ceremony (original date 27 March, postponed to Locarno Film Festival, 5-15 August)
(The awards will be announced on 23 March, and handed physically at the Locarno Film Festival)

51st Visions du Réel (original dates 24 April-25 May, moved online, read news)

8th Locarno L’immagine e la parola (original dates 28 to 29 March, cancelled)

18th FIFDH Genève (original dates 6-15 March, cancelled with online events)

Ukraine

49th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (original dates 30 May-7 June, postponed to 22-30 August)

17th Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (original dates 20-29 March, postponed)

UK

Measures from the British Film Institute (read news)

Cinemas closed

74th Edinburgh International Film Festival (original dates 17-28 June, postponed)

2nd Docs Ireland in Belfast (original dates 10-14 June, postponed)

10th Hawick Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (original dates 30 April–4 May, moved online during 1-3 May)

20th Belfast Film Festival (original dates 1-9 April, postponed to be merged with Foyle Film Festival, November)

16th Manchester International Short Film Festival (original dates 21-29 March, postponed)

34th BFI Flare (original dates 18-29 March, cancelled)

13th Glasgow Short Film Festival (original dates 18-22 March, postponed)

24th Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London (original dates 12-20 March, cancelled)

Out of Europe

(Worldwide) Initatives from VOD platform Medici.TV (read more)

(Israel) 22nd Tel Aviv's International Documentary Film Festival Docaviv (original dates 21-30 May, postponed to 3-12 September) (read news)

(Mexico) Premios Platino (original dates 1-3 May, cancelled)

(Mexico) 35th FICG Guadalajara International Film Festival (original dates 20-27 March, postponed)

(Qatar) 6th Qumra (original dates 20-25 March, cancelled)

(Turkey) 39th Istanbul Film Festival (original dates 10-21 April, postponed)
15th Meetings on the Bridge (moved online, read news)

(US) 19th Tribeca Film Festival (original dates 15-26 April, postponed)

(US) 33rd SXSW Festival (original dates 13-22 March, cancelled)

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