Over the past weeks, the world has been facing an unprecedented challenge. As a responsible organization that takes safety seriously, we want to do all we can to help keep our country and our participants safe and healthy.
In view of the Novel Corona Virus pandemic, the Foundation for the Promotion of Documentary Film in Africa, organizers of the popular iREPRESENT INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL has taken the hard decision to postpone the year 2020 festival indefinitely.
We clearly understand the preparation that may have gone into the decision to attend the
festival. We commend the loyalty of our long standing partners and international collaborators, but to see that a lot of our resource persons and guests outside of Nigeria would not be able to make it to the festival is quite unfortunate, and moving the festival to a later date when we might all be able to celebrate the 10th anniversary of iREP Film Festival together, is a good course of
We have constantly followed global developments on COVID-19 and have been monitoring appropriate sources for accurate and up-to-date information, and we believe our decision is the responsible thing to do, more so as we are expecting guests from Europe and America.
Going forward, we would continuously monitor the situation and evaluate the risk actively. A new date would be communicated to the public very soon. We recognize that this is a challenging period globally, much as we are committed to the Arts, we are equally committed to the safety
of our guests, staff and our country.
We sincerely hope that you would find the time to join us when a new date is announced.
Please take care of yourself and stay safe.