Geena Davis, Co-founder of Bentonville Film Festival
Geena Davis, Co-founder of Bentonville Film Festival

The Bentonville Film Festival has rescheduled this year’s festival dates due to concerns over the coronavirus. The 2020 festival which was scheduled to take place April 29 to May 2, will now take place in the Summer, August 5 to 8.

In the statement issued today, the festival said,

Out of an abundance of caution and public health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), and to prioritize the safety of its artists, partners, creators, brands, and team, the Bentonville Film Festival has made the decision to move the festival’s 2020 dates from April 29-May 2 to August 5-8.

“This decision comes after careful consideration and consultation with our partners. Our number one concern is the safety of our content creators and our community of attendees. We are grateful for the support and recommendations we’ve received and look forward to welcoming everyone to the 6th edition of BFF this August.” Bentonville Film Festival, Co-Founder and Chair, Geena Davis said.

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