„Art Fest” Ltd, main organizer of the 24th Sofia International Film Festival and the Sofia Meetings co-production market, is conscious and aware of the global threat that the COVID-19 coronavirus presents to the health and life of people worldwide. Their actions comply with the agreed measures and recommendations of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ministry of Healthcare and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as the Bulgarian National Film Center and the Sofia Municipality. All measures include the prohibition of cultural public events and mass gatherings of people on the territory of Bulgaria.
The 24th Sofia International Film Festival and the 17th Sofia Meetings will not take place in March 2020, as planned. They are now postponed for a moment when cultural public and sporting events will be allowed in closed venues.
Sofia International Film Festival is one of the biggest cultural events in Bulgaria and is co-organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sofia Municipality, Bulgarian National Film Center and in partnership with the National Palace of Cultureл The festival is also supported by the „Creative Europe“ - MEDIA programme of the European Union and many other partners, sponsors and friends.