Go Short 2020 Cancellation
Today we have made the difficult, inevitable decision to cancel the 12th edition of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, scheduled for 1-5 April.
Yesterday, the Dutch government announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which included a ban for all events exceeding 100 people until 31 March.
In order to proceed safely and responsibly, we cannot wait for new developments; we must act now. The health of our community is our first priority. We don’t consider it safe for our audiences, partners and employees to organise a public event in this global state of emergency.
After more than a year of preparations, the festival program was ready to go. A passionate festival staff of 30 people and more than 150 partners created a remarkable program of 327 short films, an international conference and meeting place for film talent, film professionals and audiences, a school program for 3,500 children and so much more. All is programmed and produced with so much love and energy. Go Short brings people together and creates a setting of discussion, debate and education. Our carefully shaped and detailed festival program takes place in an international context and agenda. Therefore, postponing the festival is not an option.
We love short films, film makers and the industry around it for their dynamic, innovative and creative power. We already see that even in these surreal moments, new ideas and forms of support rise. As of tomorrow, we will gather in a safe way and take action to be the platform for talent that we aim to be. We will contact everyone involved as soon as possible. In the meantime, please be careful and stay safe. Check our website and socials for the latest updates and other Go Short activities. We hope to see you at the 13th edition of Go Short which takes place from 14-18 April 2021.
* detailed information regarding ticket refunds will be provided next week.