International Festival of Animated Theater (FITA): 2020 edition is postponed to October 2021

Because the Covid-19 pandemic has extended beyond what many people initially imagined, the International Festival of Animated Theater (FITA) announced, this Thursday (13), the postponement of its 2020 edition.

The new date predicts that the event will take place between October 01 and 09, 2021.

The festival would take place in October, but conditions are not favorable for the event to take place. This implied in the decision, which takes into account the safety of the public, participants and the team that works for the event.

The press office sent a press release:

"The coordination team of FITA - International Festival of Animation Theater officially announces the suspension of its 13th edition, which would take place from October 2 to 10, 2020. Given the current context of ascendancy in the contagion curve of Covid-19, we believe that it is important to reinforce social isolation actions, valuing the health and safety of our spectators, artists and technical staff. This decision is also supported by the decrees of the State Government and Municipalities of the Greater Florianópolis region and several regions of Santa Catarina With the hope that soon we can be together and together again, we will focus our energies on carrying out this edition in 2021, scheduled to take place between October 01st and 09th.

FITA was created in 2007 to expand access to shows using different techniques that belong to the universe of its language (masks, shadow theater, objects, puppets, among others) to the general public. In its trajectory, the event had companies from Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Spain, France, Finland, England, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Peru and Uruguay, in addition to countless Brazilian companies from different states of Brazil, reaching approximately 260.000 spectators in twenty cities in the state of Santa Catarina: Araranguá, Balneário Camboriú, Biguaçu, Blumenau, Brusque, Campos Novos, Chapecó, Concórdia, Criciúma, Florianópolis, Governador Celso Ramos, Itajaí, Jaraguá do Sul, Joinville, Lages, Laguna, Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, São José, Siderópolis, Palhoça, Tijucas and Tubarão. On this journey it has become one of the biggest animation theater festivals in Brazil and it will be the first time in thirteen years that all its activities will be suspended (FITA Colloquium, Mostra de Rua and Itinerancia)".

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