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La crise du coronavirus frappe le cinéma européen


- Les événements cinématographiques annulés ou repoussés, les mesures annoncées par les institutions de chaque pays et les nouvelles initiatives VàD lancées pendant la pandémie du Covid-19

La crise du coronavirus frappe le cinéma européen

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The fear of the coronavirus outbreak keeps wreaking havoc across the world, and the European film industry is certainly no stranger to its repercussions. After the alarm was first raised in other sectors, it is now the film industry's turn to suffer cancellations, postponements and reorganisations due to the measures being adopted by various European governments. As the number of infections escalates quickly all across the continent and the authorities attempt to stop it from growing any bigger, film bodies in charge of organising film festivals, markets and other events are being forced to modify them and adapt them to the current situation.

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EuroVOD is providing us with information on the initiatives from the local VOD services.

The new measures being implemented by European countries' authorities in order to support the industry, as well as to get shoots, gatherings and screenings in cinemas back on track after the shock of the pandemic, besides those adopted during the confinement, are now being collected here. The events that have been postponed and are aiming to celebrate a physical edition in the coming months are also here.

Here is the list of events cancelled or postponed as of 26 May:


Initatives from VOD platforms, (read more)

17th Vienna Shorts (original dates 28 May-2 June, moved online)

17th Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz (original dates 21-16 April, cancelled)

23rd Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (original dates 24-29 March, cancelled)


Initative from VOD platforms, Tënk, Nok-Ze-Doc (read more)

3rd Brussels International Film Festival (original dates 24 June-4 July, postponed to 3-13 September)

14th Festival International du Film Policier de Liège (original dates 7-10 May, cancelled)

23rd Brussels Short Film Festival (original dates 22 April-3 May, postponed to 2-12 September)

8th MOOOV Film Festival (original dates 21 April-4 May, partly moved online, party postponed to Film Fest Gent, October, and Film Festival Oostende, January)

38th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (original dates 7-19 April, cancelled)

19th Courtisane Film Festival (original dates 1-5 April, cancelled)

11th Millenium Documentary Film Festival (original dates 27 March-4 April, postponed September-October)

15th Docville (original dates 25 March-2 April, postponed to 23 Septembre-1 October, Docville Online during the confinement)

35th Mons International Film Festival (original dates 5-13 March, stopped before end) (read news)


6th Northern Lights Nordic-Baltic Film Festival in Belarus (original dates 23-30 April, postponed)


Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)


24th Sofia International Film Festival (original dates 12-31 March, postponed) (read news)


Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)

30th Animafest Zagreb (original dates 8-13 June, postponed, online initiatives being put in place)

16th ZagrebDox (original dates 15-22 March, postponed) (read news)
ZagrebDox Pro still taking place online (read news)

Czech Republic

All MIDPOINT Institute activities planned for April and May (postponed)

22nd Cinema on Border/Kino na Hranici/Kino na Granicy (original dates 1-5 May, postponed to 21-26 August)

33th Finále Plzeň (original dates 16-22 April, postponed to 24-29 September)

27th Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest (original dates 19-27 March, cancelled) (read news)
Czech Works in Progress still taking place online

22nd One World Prague International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (original dates 5-14 March, cancelled)


18th Cyprus Film Days International Festival (original dates 3-11 April, cancelled) Industry Days (moved online) (read news)


17th CPH:DOX (original dates 18-29 March, moved online) (read news)


Film and TV Awards ceremony (original date 2 April, postponed)

15th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) (original dates 30 April-2 May, moved online) (read news)


Jussi Awards ceremony (original date 20 March, postponed)

35th Midnight Sun Film Festival (original dates 10-14 June, moved online)

31st Espoo Cine (original dates 4-10 May, postponed)

8th Season Film Festival (original dates 26-29 March, postponed to autumn)


Initative from VOD platforms FilmoTV, Kinow,, Tënk, Universciné, Nok-Ze-Doc (read more)

20th Festival International du Film Insulaire de l'Île de Groix - FIFIG (original dates 19-24 August, postponed to summer 2021)

27th Festival du Film de Lama (original dates 1-7 August, cancelled)

9th Série Séries (original dates 30 June-2 July, cancelled, a programme of meetings and masterclasses set to take place online)

48th Festival La Rochelle Cinéma (original dates 26 June-5 July, cancelled)

31st Sunny Side of the Doc + 4th PiXii Festival (original dates 22-25 June, set to be moved online)

67th Cannes Lions festival (22-26 June, postponed for 26–30 October)

9th Deauville Green Awards (original dates 17-18 June, moved online (read news)

9th Champs-Élysées Film Festival (original dates 16-23 June, moved online to 9-16 June)

44th Festival du film d'animation d'Annecy (original dates 15-20 June, cancelled) (read news)
MIFA - Marché International du Film d'Animation (original dates 16-19 June, cancelled) (read news)

17e Festival du Cinéma de Brive (original dates 2-7 June, postponed)

73rd Cannes Film Festival (original dates 12-23 May, possibly postponed) (read news)
52nd Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (original dates 12-23 May, cancelled) (read news)
59th Semaine de la Critique (original dates 12-23 May, cancelled) (read news)
28th L'ACID (original dates 12-23 May, cancelled) (read news)
Marché du Film (original dates 12-23 May, moved online to 22-26 June) (read news)

11th Festival 48 Images Seconde (15-19 April, cancelled, replaced by an online programme)

12th Festival international du film policier de Beaune (original dates 1-5 April, cancelled)

57th MipTv (original dates 30 March-2 April) (cancelled) (read news)

3rd Canneséries Festival (original dates 27 March-1 April, postponed to 9-14 October) (read news)

5th Festival du Film Subversif de Metz (original dates 25-29 March, cancelled)

32nd Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse (original dates 20-29 March, cancelled; an alternative festival set to take place online from 10-24 April)

11e SériesMania (original dates 20-28 March, cancelled)

42nd Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil (original dates 13-22 March, cancelled)

42nd Cinéma du Réel Festival (original dates 13-22 March, moved online) (read news)

10th Festival 2 Cinéma de Valenciennes (original dates 10-15 March, cancelled)


Initatives from VOD platform (read more)

63rd DOK Leipzig (set for 26 October-1 November, both physical and online)
DOK Industry (set to be moved online)

39th Munich Film Festival (original dates 25 June-4 July, cancelled)

66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (original dates 13-18 May, postponed, alternative edition to be held online)

19th goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (original dates 5-11 May, partly moved online, partly celebrated throughout the rest of the year) (read news)

27th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (original dates 5-10 May, moved online, read news)

17th See the Sound Festival (original dates 22-26 April, postponed to 19-23 August)


8th CineDOC Tbilisi (original dates 23-27 April, postponed)


5th FeCHA-Festival de Cine Hispanófono de Atenas (original dates 28 May-4 June, postponed)

22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (original dates 5-15 March, possible new dates end of May/beginning of June, several intiatives started online) (read news + news)
Agora Doc Market moved online (read news)


3rd Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival (original dates 23-29 March, postponed)
Budapest Debut Film Forum (original dates 24-26 March, postponed)


Edda Awards ceremony (original date 20 March, postponed)


32nd Galway Film Fleadh (original dates 7-12 July, moved online)


David di Donatello Awards ceremony (original date 3 April, postponed to 8 May)

18th Ischia Film Festival (original dates 27 June-4 July, moved online)

18th Florence Korea Film Fest (original dates 19-27 March, postponed to 23-30 September)

17th Italian Screenings (original dates 21-24 July, moved online, read news)

10th Ciné – Giornate di Cinema (original dates 30 June-3 July, postponed to 2021)

66th Taormina FilmFest (original dates 28 June-4 July, postponed)

56th Mostra Internazional del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro (original dates 13-20 June, postponed to 22-29 August)

16th Biografilm Festival (original dates 5-15 June, set to be moved online)

7th Firenze Film Corti Festival (original dates 5-9 May, postponed to 27-30 October)

35th Lovers Film Festival (original dates 30 April-4 May, postponed)

22th Udine Far East Film Festival (original dates 24 April-2 May, postponed to 26 June-4 July, moved online)

68th Trento Film Festival (original dates 25 April-3 May, postponed to 27 August-2 September)

34th Bolzano Film Festival Bozen (original dates 21-26 April, cancelled)

21st Festival del Cinema Europeo di Lecce (original dates 18-25 April, postponed)

13th Pordenone Docs Fest - Le voci dell’inchiesta (original dates 15-19 April, postponed)

42nd Incontri Internazionali del Cinema di Sorrento (original dates 15-19 April, postponed)

10th Rendez-vous, le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Français - Rome, Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo and Turin (original dates 1-6 April, postponed)

21st Sottodiciotto Film Festival & Campus (original dates 28 March-3 April, postponed to 5-11 December)

18th BAFF - Busto Arsizio Film Festival (original dates 28 March-4 April, postponed)

10th Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival (original dates 25-28 March, postponed)

30th Festival Cinema Africano, Asia e America Latina - Milano (original dates 21-29 March, postponed to autumn)

11th Bif&st - Bari International Film Festival (original dates 21-28 March, postponed)

14th Reggio Calabria Film Fest (original dates 16-21 March, postponed)

27th Sguardi Altrove Film Festival (original dates 13-21 March, postponed)

38th Bergamo Film Meeting (original dates 7-15 March, postponed) (read news)


Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)



Initatives from VOD platforms KinoFondas, Kino Pasaka (read more)

25th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris (original dates 19 March-2 April, moved online) (read news)
Meeting Point – Vilnius (original dates 30 March-1 April, cancelled) (read news)


Initative from VOD platforms, Tënk, Nok-Ze-Doc (read more)

10th Luxembourg City Film Festival (original dates 5-15 March, stopped before end) (read news)


6th Valletta Film Festival (original dates mid-June, cancelled) (read news)


Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)


International Broadcasting Convention (original dates 11-14 September, cancelled)

36th Imagine Film Festival (original dates 16-25 April, cancelled)

6th Sport Film Festival Rotterdam (original dates 15-18 April, cancelled)

12th Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (original dates 1-5 April, cancelled)

11th MoviesThatMatter (original dates 20-28 March, cancelled, partly moved online)

2nd Maghreb Film Festival (original dates 26-29 March, postponed)

20th Arab Film Festival (original dates 25-29 March, cancelled)

North Macedonia

Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)


43th Norwegian Short Film Festival (original dates 10-14 June, moved online)

48th Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund (original dates 14-21 August)
New Nordic Films (probably moved online) (read news)


45th Polish Film Festival (14-19 September, postponed to 2021)

20th New Horizons International Film Festival (original dates 23 July-3 August, postponed to 10-15 November alongside 11th American Film Festival)
New Horizons International Film Festival Polish Days Industry section (set to be moved online)

60th Krakow Film Festival (original dates 31 May-7 June, moved online)

13rd Animator Festival (original dates, 10-16 July, postponed to 3-9 October)

17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (original dates 8-22 May, postponed to 4-13 September)

22nd Cinema on Border/Kino na Hranici/Kino na Granicy (original dates 1-5 May, postponed to 21-26 August)

18th Polish Film Festival Kinoteka (original dates 19 March-15 April, postponed)

12th Short Waves Festival (original dates 17-22 March, postponed to August)


Sophia Awards ceremony (original date 22 March, postponed)

28th Curtas Vila do Conde (original dates 11-19 July, postponed to 3-11 October)

17th IndieLisboa – International Film Festival (original dates 30 April-10 May, postponed to 25 August-5 September)

13th Festa do Cinema Italiano (original dates 1-9 April, postponed)

2nd FICLO (March 28-April 5, postponed)

20th Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival (original dates 18-28 March, moved online)


Gopo Awards ceremony (original date 24 March, postponed)

19th Transilvania International Film Festival (original dates 29 May-7 June, postponed) (read news)

13th One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (original dates 20-29 March, postponed)


Initative from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)


13th Fest Anča International Animation Festival (original dates 2-5 July, postponed to 27-30 August)

28th Art Film Fest Kosice (original dates 19-27 June, postponed)

27th Bratislava International Film Festival – Febiofest (original dates 11-17 March, postponed) (read news)

8th Visegrad Film Forum (original dates 10-14 March, cancelled) (read news)


Initatives from VOD platform Pickbox NOW (read more)


Initatives from VOD platform Filmin (read more)

3rd Quirino Awards for Ibero-American Animation ceremony (moved online to 27 June)

4th Semana Internacional de Cine de Santander (original dates 21-26 April, postponed to 11-16 September)

29th CineEurope (UNIC - International Union of Cinemas annual convention) (original dates 22-25 June, postponed to 3-6 August)

35th CinemaJove (original dates 19-27 June, postponed to December)

6th Filmadrid (original dates 5-13 June, cancelled, only online initiative The Video Essay is being celebrated)

11th S8 Cinema - Mostra de Cine Periférico (original dates 31 May-9 June, postponed to 27 September-3 October)

1st Iberseries, Fetival internacional de series en español (original dates 25-30 May)

17th Festival Internacional de Cine de Alicante (original dates 23-30 May, postponed to 17-24 October)

23rd Docs Barcelona (original dates 20-30 May, moved online) (read news)

16th DocumentaMadrid (original dates 4-10 May, postponed)

15th Animayo (original dates 4-9 May, moved online and throughout the year)

10th D'A Film Festival (original dates 30 April-10 May, moved online)

13th Ecozine Zaragoza International Film and Environment Festival (original dates 29 April-16 May, postponed)

19th Play-Doc International Film Festival (original dates 29 April-3 May, postponed)

20th Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (original dates 17-26 April, cancelled)

4th BCN Film Festival - Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival (original dates 17-24 April, postponed to 25 June-2 July)

3rd Festival Cine hecho por Mujeres de Madrid (original dates 15-26 April, postponed to 4-15 November)

6th SACO. Semana del Audiovisual Contemporáneo de Oviedo (original dates 10-19 April, postponed)

3rd MajorDocs Creative Documentary Film Festival (original dates 31 March-4 April, postponed)

22º Mecal Pro Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Animación de Barcelona (original dates 19 March-5 April, moved online)

6th Muestra de Cine Francófono de Madrid (original dates 19-22 March, postponed)

23rd Málaga Film Festival (original dates 13-22 March, postponed to 24-30 August)

3rd Oh La Là Festival de Cinema Francòfon de Barcelona (original dates 12-21 March, postponed 1-10 October)


Initatives from VOD platform Triart Film (read more)

1st M:brane Forum (original dates 10-12 March, cancelled)


Initative from VOD platforms Tënk, Nok-Ze-Doc (read more)

Swiss Film Award ceremony (original date 27 March, announcement postponed to 23 March, physical ceremony initially moved to Locarno Film Festival, now cancelled)

73th Locarno Film Festival (original dates 5-15 August, set to be replaced with Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films initiative)
31th Semaine de la Critique (original dates 6-13 August, cancelled)

51st Visions du Réel (original dates 24 April-25 May, moved online, read news)

8th Locarno L’immagine e la parola (original dates 28 to 29 March, cancelled)

18th FIFDH Genève (original dates 6-15 March, cancelled with online events)


11th Odesa International Film Festival (original dates July, postponed to unspool online from 25 Sept-3 October)

49th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (original dates 30 May-7 June, postponed to 22-30 August)

17th Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (original dates 20-29 March, postponed)


25th Encounters (original dates 20-26 September, moved online)

74th Edinburgh International Film Festival (original dates 17-28 June, postponed)

2nd Docs Ireland in Belfast (original dates 10-14 June, postponed)

10th Hawick Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (original dates 30 April–4 May, moved online during 1-3 May, read news)

20th Belfast Film Festival (original dates 1-9 April, postponed to be merged with Foyle Film Festival, November)

16th Manchester International Short Film Festival (original dates 21-29 March, postponed)

34th BFI Flare (original dates 18-29 March, cancelled)

13th Glasgow Short Film Festival (original dates 18-22 March, postponed)

24th Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London (original dates 12-20 March, cancelled)

Out of Europe

(Worldwide) Initatives from VOD platform Medici.TV, FilmDoo (read more)

(Israel) 22nd Tel Aviv's International Documentary Film Festival Docaviv (original dates 21-30 May, postponed to 3-12 September) (read news)

(Mexico) Premios Platino (original dates 1-3 May, cancelled)

(Mexico) 35th FICG Guadalajara International Film Festival (original dates 20-27 March, postponed)

(Qatar) 6th Qumra (original dates 20-25 March, cancelled)

(Turkey) 39th Istanbul Film Festival (original dates 10-21 April, postponed)
15th Meetings on the Bridge (moved online, read news)

(US) 19th Tribeca Film Festival (original dates 15-26 April, postponed, partly moved online for professionals) (read news)

(US) 33rd SXSW Festival (original dates 13-22 March, cancelled)

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