Winton's big international film festival is planned to go ahead this year but has been delayed until September.
The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival normally occurs in the late June to early July period but has been delayed three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Festival director Mark Melrose said that since the inaugural festival in 2014 they had not seen a crisis such as this.
"The COVID-19 global health crisis has and will continue to have devastating impacts on our community health, our way of life and our economy," Mr Melrose said.
"This is a complex, evolving and unprecedented situation that we are all facing together."
Mr Melrose said Vision Splendid was no exception.
'We have been exploring all scenarios to ensure the seventh annual festival goes ahead this year," he said.
"As such we have decided to postpone the 2020 Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival until September 18 to 26 and we look forward to seeing you in the Hollywood of the Outback in September".
Mr Melrose they would provide updates if that later date was also not possible to achieve.
Inspired by the Sundance Film Festival, Vision Splendid is the world's largest film festival dedicated to Australian film and has proven a magnet for cinema-loving locals and adventure-seeking tourists who relish the chance to watch the country's best films under the stars at Winton's 100-year-old Royal Open Theatre, the oldest open-air cinema still operating in Australia.
The Vision Splendid festival was due to be held from June 26 to July 4.
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