Dualadhar mountains above McLeod Ganj, India.

Coronavirus pandemic has perplexed us

By Lobsang Wangyal

Online, 22 July 2020

I am sure many have wondered about our long silence. It’s the Coronavirus pandemic that has perplexed us. We apologise for our silence.

Due to the emergency situation caused by the pandemic, we were not able to decide and plan on this year’s festival sooner.

The ongoing pandemic has roiled every layer of society, and with no end in sight in the foreseeable future, any public event has become infeasible.

We are currently working on finding an online platform to be able to hold the festival in the last week of October. Should this work, we will announce dates for submitting films.

Please stay tuned, and stay safe.


Lobsang Wangyal
Festival Director

Published in Free Spirit Film Festival