The Oxford Film Festival Board of Directors and staff announced today that because of public health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Oxford Film Festival, scheduled for March 18 – 22, has been postponed.
Sparky Reardon, chair of the Oxford Film Festival board stated, “We have concluded that the only responsible decision is to postpone the 2020 festival until later in the year. While we are heart-broken to have to make this decision, our first priority must be the health and safety of our community, our attendees, our supporters, and our filmmakers.
Tickets and passes will be honored at the rescheduled Festival.
“It is our intention to present the full slate of exceptional films, speakers and panels at a later date when the festival may be held under conditions deemed safe by governmental and health authorities,” stated Reardon.
No specific dates are currently announced for the rescheduled festival. The festival organizers will be in contact with all participants.