In a reversal of the choice, organisers of the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) on Saturday introduced that on-line booking of tickets will not be required to watch movies from January 11-15.
Those possessing delegate, visitor or press playing cards can be in a position to watch movies at the competition from January 11 onwards, the KIFF committee stated in a notification.
Earlier, delegate cardholders have been in a position to watch solely movies for which they’d booked slots however underneath the brand new rule, they are going to be in a position to watch any movie.
The KIFF organisers had earlier made the web ticketing system necessary to watch movies on all eight days of the competition that started on Friday.
The reversal of the choice comes a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged organisers to spare some thought for people who find themselves not well-versed with on-line booking know-how and urged if one thing could possibly be finished for many who have already got playing cards required to watch the movies.
“Online booking for cinemas for the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival by means of BookMyShow can be honoured until 10th January, 2021 and seats can be reserved accordingly (as booking two days upfront has been specified). Viewers can be in a position to avail of their bookings until the 10th.
“From 11th January till the end of the festival, no online ticket booking will be required. Delegate, press and guest cards will be honoured for entry into shows provided COVID norms and physical distancing are adhered to at the entry queue,” the notification stated.