Festival Director Andrew Pike

THE Canberra International Film Festival has been postponed to 2022.

According to Festival Committee Chair Adele Chynoweth, Canberra’s longest-running film festival, slated to open on October 22, was said to have been the event’s 24th edition, and was intended as a comeback after missing out on 2020 due to of covid.

Festival director Andrew Pike said the 2021 schedule could be kept intact. The program, he said, would reflect the event’s role as one of Australia’s premier retrospective film events, showcasing film classics both in digitally remastered form as well as in their original format. 35 mm.

“The essence of the festival is to rediscover our cinematic heritage and experience these films on the big screen,” said Pike, adding that a specialist guest list would provide historical context for audiences through discussions of introduction and questions and answers.

The festival is supported by the National Film and Sound Archive, Friends of the NFSA, the Motion Picture Association and private donors.

Information on new Festival dates will be communicated in due course via ciff.com.au

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