This year, Films from the South celebrates 30 years, and the anniversary was going to be marked with an extensive festival programme of more than 90 films and nearly 250 screenings. Unfortunately, in light of the new infection control measures that have been implemented in Oslo, we acknowledge that the festival cannot be held as planned. We find it very sad that the 30th anniversary of Film from the South will not be the event we dreamt of, although of course we are part of the common effort to lower the infection rate in our city.
But the festival is not cancelled. The 30th edition of Film from the South will still be held during the planned festival period, November 26–December 6 – in a digital version.
As previously announced, parts of the Arab Film Days program, which was originally scheduled for a regular festival in March, will form a separate section in the Film from the South programme. We are still working to confirm which films we will be possible to screen digitally, and the full programme will be announced on Film from the South's website on Wednesday, November 18.