Unrest sinks film fest

World Brief

The 32nd Intl. Film Festival of India, to be held in Bangalore Oct. 10-20, has been canceled in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the U.S.

The government of Karnataka state, which was co-financing the event with the Directorate of Film Festivals, fears repercussions in the region if the United States launches a reprisal attack on accused terrorist Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.

Highlights of the fest are the Golden Peacock Awards and a competitive section for Asian films.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety