Platinum Awards for Ibero-American cinema, postponed by the Coronavirus
The ceremony was to be held on May 3 in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. The new date will be determined when the WHO declares the complete normalization of the health situation.
The Entity for the Management of Audiovisual Producers Rights (Agenda) and the Iberoamerican Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers (Fipca), organizers of the Platinum Awards, reports that it postpones until its seventh edition because of the Coronavirus.
The ceremony was to take place on May 3 in the Xcaret Park of the Riviera Maya, Mexico and would be presented by Májida Issa. (We recommend: “Monkeys” and “Wild District”, shortlisted for the Platinum Prize 2020).
“Out of respect and solidarity with our society, and to support and contribute to the actions of prevention and health regulation recommended by the WHO, the Platinum organizers postpone the delivery of the awards that reward the best of the film industry and audiovisual of Latin America “, indicate sources of Agenda.
In any case, the organizers confirm that the online voting process based on the nominations “continues” and that the date to announce the winners to the press will be determined when the WHO declares the normalization of the health situation to be complete.
The Organization of the Awards has made this decision due to the responsibility that involves bringing together professionals from more than 23 countries.
Grupo Xcaret, as a co-organizer, and the different sponsors of the event, as well as the Government of Quintana Roo (Mexico), have expressed their understanding and support for Agenda and Fipca, understanding the situation that exists worldwide.
Furthermore, the organizers announced that the celebration of the I Platinum Industry Edition, the first market that unites audiovisual, tourism and education in Ibero-America, to which large international and national companies had already confirmed attendance, and which was to take place from May 1 to 3 at the Barceló Maya Convention Center in Riviera Maya, postponed for 2021.
The Platinum They also convey their appreciation for “the expressions of support received in the last two weeks from industry exhibitors, televisions, OTT platforms, buyers, film commissions, educational institutions, film academies, juries, talent and artists, who have transmitted your commitment to both events. ”
“The world of Latin American cinema and audiovisuals is making itself available to society at the moment so that, together, we can overcome the situation we are experiencing,” the note concludes.
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