Inside Out Festival Postpones 30th Anniversary Edition Due to Coronavirus Crisis
The LGBTQ film event will now take place in October
Published Mar 25, 2020Joining the ranks of countless postponed and cancelled Canadian events, the nation's LGBTQ film festival, Inside Out, has announced its postponement.
The Toronto fest, which was supposed to take place from May 21 to 31, has officially been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event would have been celebrating 30 years this spring, but instead, will now take place from October 1 to 11, with select events continuing online during the original dates.
Earlier today, Inside Out organizers announced that in keeping with physical distancing recommendations, they saw it fit to move the event to a later date.
Read the festival's statement below.
In looking back over our history, we recognize all of the challenges that have strengthened us, and the many trials that our communities have faced. We have spent the past year planning an epic celebration of our communities' accomplishments, on-screen and off, for our 30th anniversary festival, which was scheduled for May 21-31. And now, we are reaching out to let you know that, as you may have anticipated, our team will be holding off on our in-person celebration just a little bit longer.
In addition to confirming the future dates in October for the festival, during the previously scheduled festival dates, May 21-31, 2020, we will be aiming to present several key initiatives in an online format. These include Inside Out's LGBTQ international feature film financing forum, its annual short film pitch competition, the launch of the previously announced content platform for youth, and an online sneak peek of the festival's 30th anniversary archival exhibit.
Tickets that were purchased for this year's festival will be honoured at the new date. Any inquiries about ticketing or the postponement should be directed to [email protected]. See the festival's website for more details.
Watch executive director Andria Wilson's announcement below, and revisit Inside Out's 2019 lineup here.
An important new update from Andria Wilson. We are postponing this year's Inside Out Film Festival to October 2020. Please visit https://t.co/REQo2pJfK5 for more information on online initiatives and ticket packages. pic.twitter.com/ivX27vnSe3— Inside Out (@InsideOutTO) March 25, 2020