Asia’s biggest film festival, the Busan International Film Festival, will be scaled down this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not only that, the event will also be delayed by two weeks.
According to a report in AFP-Relaxnews, the organisers said they had no choice but to do so, especially with the surge in coronavirus cases in South Korea.
Festival chairman Lee Yong-Kwan also hinted that there could be a possibility of the event being cancelled altogether.
The plan for now
“All outdoor events are cancelled, including the opening and closing ceremonies.
“There will be no international invitations, nor will there be any receptions or parties hosted to provide networking opportunities for film industry professionals.”
A total of 192 films from 68 countries will still be featured during the festival.
All films will be shown once, and judging will be done online.
Haih... I guess we just have to hope that the event still continues lah.
It will be so sad if the organisers decided to cancel it.