Quinte Film Alternative Postpones It’s Fall Season

Hello valued members and friends of QFA

The Quinte Film Alternative board has been assessing the various forces arrayed against our fall 2020 season and has decided to delay the 25th anniversary season until January 2021.

At this time those forces include:
Limits on gatherings in enclosed spaces.
Protocols for hygiene and physical spacing.
Potential for a “second wave” of Covid 19 and the consequences of same.

In addition, at the QFA management level, we were informed this week that Film Circuit (a division of the Toronto International Film Festival) will not be able to acquire films for us over the next few months due to pandemic reduced staffing. Film productions are also delayed so even TIFF has selected only 50 for this year’s Festival. That said, the QFA selection committee will be viewing those with an eye for films for January and beyond.

We cannot yet anticipate the number of films and physical/health restrictions on audiences that the new year will bring. We’re also relatively certain that our usual season of 9 films plus gala may prove impossible.

Message for members:

With all these unknowns, your board wants to reiterate that the offer to refund your truncated spring 2020 membership still stands.  The refund amounts are $40 for Matinee members and $47 for Evening memberships. If you wish a refund, please contact us at Quinte Film Alternative via letter or email (info@quintefilmalternative.ca). We ask that you include your name, address, phone number, email, and QFA pass number with your request.

Our mailing address is:

Quinte Film Alternative
PO. Box 22172
Belleville, ON
K8N 5V7

If you wish us to carry on minding your spring 2020 membership that you so generously left deposited with us then you do not need to contact us.  Any Spring 2020 membership not refunded will be valid for our next season.

When we know more about how our future will unfold we will welcome you back to Quinte Film Alternative presentations.