12-10-2020

The EKOFILM festival is postponing its screenings in compliance with the new measures, but fans will be able to see part of the program online

BRNO/the CR – In response to the newly announced measures against the spread of Covid, the organisers of the 46th year of the EKOFILM international film festival are postponing the film screenings at cinemas to a later date which has yet to be determined. However, part of the promised accompanying program will be available to fans online. The opening debate will still be held and streamed to participants on the internet, including the option of asking questions. The festival opening by Captain Demo will also be prepared, as will the official awards ceremony for this year’s winners.

“Our greatest priority is the safety of our fans and participants and that is why we are respecting the newly announced measures against the epidemic. We are therefore postponing the screenings until a time when the current measures and the greatest threat are behind us and we will keep you informed. Some parts of the accompanying program, which are in line with the new announced measures, will take place according to plan. Anyone interested from anywhere in the republic can therefore look forward to the festival opening by Captain Demo and the opening discussion with the participation of the Minister of the Environment, leading university experts and representatives of business and NGOs online,” said the festival production manager Pavlína Vidnerová of Key promotion in response to the new measures.

A further part of the accompanying program that has not been moved into the online environment and will still be open to the public is the Wild Animals exhibition. It has been taking place since 5 October in the park on Brno’s Moravia Square and will end on 25 October. The other accompanying events planned for 14–17 October 2020 have been cancelled.

Festival website: www.ekofilm.cz

The 46th IFF EKOFILM is hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. The organisers are Key promotion, Masaryk University and EkoInkubátor.

Last modified on 14-10-2020