Pula Film Festival Delayed Until Beginning of September

Lauren Simmonds

Another (at least temporary) victim of the coronavirus pandemic is the much loved Pula Film Festival, which has had to create a several week delay until the beginning of September.

As Morski writes on the 15th of July, 2020, after the Civil Protection Headquarters of Istria County made a decision to cancel the Pula Film Festival, or more precisely to delay it quite significantly. 

A meeting on the subject was held on this topic in the presence of the Mayor of Pula, Boris Miletic, the Deputy Prefect of Istria County, Fabrizio Radin, the Director of the Public Health Institute of Istria County, Aleksandar Stojanovic, the Chief of the Civil Protection Headquarters of Istria County, Dino Kozlevac, the Head of the Administrative Department for Culture of Istria County, Vladimir Torbica, and the Director of the Pula Film Festival public institution, Gordana Restovic.

It was concluded that the 67th Pula Film Festival would need to be postponed until the beginning of September this year. It is everyone’s wish that the continuity of the Pula Film Festival goes on without fault and that this year’s selected production is presented in a high quality manner, just as it has been every other year. The institution, together with its artistic director, will propose to the Festival Council, in accordance with all of the anti-epidemic measures, a new look for the Festival and the schedule of the expected screenings, and an appropriate decision will then be made.

In the hope that epidemiological conditions will allow for it by the time September rolls around, the film-loving audience in the gorgeous Istrian city will still be able to enjoy the Pula Film Festival and the celebration of films.

The Pula Film Festival public institution also informed the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia about the conclusions of their meeting.

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