In these pandemic times, the performers of next month's Singapore International Festival of Arts (Sifa) have found necessity to be the mother of invention. Some have found ways of beaming themselves in remotely. Others have opted for a "hybrid" production, with actors present digitally and in the flesh.
Lithuania’s Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys has teamed up with his counterparts from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Poland, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia to appeal to European Union’s commissioners over the financing of individual film festivals, which may be left without funding.
Scotland’s Book & Literature Festivals have an international reputation for excellence and provide year-round opportunities for readers to meet their favourite authors and discover new voices.
COVID-19 will not put on the brakes on the seventh year of the National Literature Month celebration, as the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) together with the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), and the National Book Development Board (NBDB) line up events, from contests to workshops through the online platform, emphasizing the enduring nature of literature.
South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture and Youth will hold the online Korea-UAE Festival from March 31 to April 2.
Despite the continued challenges and uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) plans to go ahead with a hybrid edition of the 34th edition of TIFF, to be held from Oct 30 through Nov 8. The 33rd TIFF was also held both physically and online under the threat of the pandemic.