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Many of you are no doubt wondering what the status of the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2020 is, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The best answer that we can give you at this time is that, sadly you will not be seeing a Festival in 2020. While the Festival maybe some four months away, the effects of the pandemic are still being felt at this crucial stage where we really start to put the Festival together. The social distancing requirements, the mothballing of industry arts events, and the directive to work and study from home as far as possible have meant that we’re heavily restricted in what we would otherwise be undertaking during this time. Notwithstanding any government directive, we also needed to minimise the risk to our team. So in short, we’ve suspended most of the behind the scenes work for 2020. The office has been closed and will remain so for some time to come but work still goes on and contacts remain the same. What should you expect to see in 2020 from Heart of Gold? At this time we cannot give a definitive answer as it will depend heavily on what is occurring around us as the year progresses. We are really hopeful that we will be permitted to put together some kind of event later in the year or next year to allow us to come together, be social, and to warm our hearts with film as a fundraiser for the 2021 festival, however, it’s too early to say when any such event will be on. All we can say is to keep an eye on our social media pages for any announcements. We are very excited about the 2021 festival, with everyone’s help this promises to be bigger and better than ever. We have some fantastic ideas already started and we look forward to seeing you soon.
For Filmmakers who have submitted films for the 2020 festival, please see SUBMISSIONS
From the whole Heart of Gold team, stay safe,
The Heart of Gold Board