The Crystal Palace International Film Festival is to be rescheduled to later in the year. Here's the message from the organisers:
"We do hope everyone is well in these bizarre times!
With the latest government change in guidelines on public gatherings, unfortunately the venues and ourselves have to postpone Crystal Palace International Film Festival to later in the year.
PLEASE USE YOUR TICKETS LATER IN 2020 WHEN WE RESCHEDULE. CPIFF does not receive any public or arts council funding and has a VERY tight budget to adhere to. We rely predominantly on ticket sales along with the kind support from local business advertisers, especially our main sponsor Martin & Co. With our substantial costs already spent to bring you CPIFF 2020, 2 thirds of our event has not taken place.
If everyone asks for a refund, unfortunately CPIFF may well have to come to an end. After 11 years building CPIFF into the 'UK and London’s Coolest Film Festival' it would be a tragedy for this fabulous area as a whole.
Your tickets will still be valid when we find a new date in 2020 to screen these amazing films and hold our very special event. Hopefully, they will also be in great demand when people start going out again, in which case you will be in a great position! For the awards finale we will find a mutual date when Johnny Vegas is available. However, if you still want a refund do get in touch.
We do thank you for any and all assistance you can give during this unprecedented, strange period.
We also want to thank our amazing volunteers - the backbone of the festival. Please keep your T-shirt safe for when we return...
TOGETHER, WE'LL BE BACK!
Keep safe and well.
Thursday, March 5, 2020