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2021 SICMF Cancelled due to Covid-19

By March 1, 2021April 4th, 2024News

After much deliberation, the executive management of the SICMF has decided to cancel this year’s event. This is the second year running in which the SICMF has been cancelled.

Whereas many were looking forward to the 17Th SICMF as a phoenix rising from the ashes in the wake of Covid-19 devastation this year, the reality of the situation is that Covid-19 is far from over.

Festival Director, Peter Martens says, “Whereas we still hope for there to have been much improvement in the global situation by July/August, we simply can’t guarantee a safe environment for 300+ students, let alone the extent of time-consuming quarantines for our international faculty. We also need to take into account that there is at this point, no predictable timeline for the reintroduction of audiences to live performances.”

Students who have entered and paid for participation in the 2021 SICMF can contact the Logistics & Finance Manager, Brent Reynolds at, for a full refund.

In addressing the 2021 SICMF faculty, Artistic Director, Nina Schumann said, “We are all devastated to come to this decision but trust you will understand.  I thank you for your continued support of the festival and truly hope we can return with a bang in 2022.”

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