Amid COVID-19 and its impact across the world, we are disappointed to hear the news of several festivals being affected. Like many of you, the FOFS team is working remotely to cooperate with social distancing at this time.
Given the circumstances surrounding the pandemic and the mandatory closure of facilities, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's showcase, originally slated for May 2020, as we prioritize the health of our team and our community.
We stand with our fellow arts and culture organizations, who have been forced to cancel their events for the sake of public safety. The ripple effect is quite profound. We continue to closely follow announcements from Toronto Public Health and provincial and federal authorities, and will keep you informed as we take additional action as necessary.
We cannot wait to share our lineup of films with you, and we look forward to the day when it's once again safe to enjoy new content from emerging Canadian filmmakers together, as a community.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home.