The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is postponing its festival scheduled for March 26 to 29, the organization said in a press release sent out this afternoon, due to worries about the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are sorry to disappoint you and to cause any inconvenience,” the release said in part. “After all of the months we’ve spent preparing to connect with you, we too are disappointed that the festival is being put on hold—but we strongly believe we need to do our part to protect our vulnerable community members from the threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus), and we hope you will understand.”

This would have been the festival's 20th consecutive year. On Friday, the organization announced this year’s lineup, which included 30 films from around the world, many with Vineyard ties.

The organization said in the release that it may try to curate a festival in late spring.

“We also hope to be able to produce a modified version of our film festival in late May or early June, when the weather is warm and coronavirus may no longer be such a threat,” the release said.

The organization also said in the release that it will be getting in touch with ticket holders to provide refunds.