The 51st edition of the annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which was scheduled to start from November 20 in Goa has been postponed to next year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) confirmed the news on their Twitter handle. Their tweet read, "51st Edition of the #InternationalFilmFestival of India, #Goa postponed to 16th to 24th January 2021. Earlier it was scheduled to be held from 20th November to 28th November 2020." Olivia Colman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Zurich International Film Festival 2020

The Bureau further informed that the festival will be conducted in virtual and physical formats. They tweeted, "The festival will be conducted in a Hybrid format i.e. Virtual & Physical format." Prakash Jha’s Matto Ki Saikal to Have Its World Premiere at Busan International Film Festival 2020

"All #COVID related protocols will be strictly enforced as per the festivals convened recently in the #InternationalFilmFestival circuit." The 51st edition of the IFFI will be held in the coastal state from 16 to 24 January.