Idaho film fest postponed

MUMBAI: Organizers of the Idaho International Film Festival (IIFF) have postponed this years annual event, usually held in September to March next year.

According to a press release, IIFF organizers had long been thinking about moving the festival dates. 

“The primary reason for the change is that it allows us to gain access to the best new, independent, American film titles available,” writes IIFF executive director, Lyle Banks. “Having the festival in September has precluded us from showing films that have screening commitments at Sundance, Toronto and the American Film Institute festivals.”

All submissions currently in possession of IIFF will be considered for the spring event. Submissions will not be returned and IIFF is currently not accepting any more submissions.

Last year’s four-day festival screened as many as 50 films from 14 countries including a number of award-winning independent films like Charlie Valentine and Cookies and Cream.

The festival was founded in 2001 In order to promote independent filmmaking from within as well as from outside Idaho, the festival was founded in 2011.

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