Jerusalem Film Festival Delays Physical Edition Until December After Israel’s Dramatic Covid Spike

Jerusalem Film Festival Delays Physical Edition Until December After Israel’s Dramatic Covid Spike
The Jerusalem Film Festival (Jff) has shelved plans to host its latest edition August 20-30, and instead will look to hold a winter edition of the event this year, running December 10-20.

The Israeli fest had been set to become of the first international film festivals to hold a physical incarnation following the spate of cancellations and postponements this summer prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Jff team had been confident that they would be able to go ahead, but the country is now experiencing one of the world’s worst second waves of the virus after a dramatic spike in recent cases. When the country’s lockdown was repealed in May, its daily rate of infection was in the double digits, and that has now risen more than 500% and is exceeding 1,300 daily.

As such, organizers were left with little choice but to postpone, despite having already finalized a program
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