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67th EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ENJOYS A 10% RISE IN ADMISSIONS

EIFF 2013 had an increase in admissions with more than 44,000 tickets issued, a ten per cent increase on last year’s figure. 

We are please to announce the 67th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival saw a healthy increase in admissions at the 2013 Festival. More than 44,000 tickets were issued across the 12 day Festival, a ten per cent increase on last year’s figure.

The Festival sold tickets for its multiple venues across the city, which included the EIFF’s home at Filmhouse, Cineworld at Fountain Park, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, delegate centre venue, The Traverse, and new venues for 2013, The Dominion and Odeon Wester Hailes.

Ken Hay, CEO Edinburgh International Film Festival, commented; “We are delighted with how audiences have engaged with this year’s Festival. As well as the increase in the number of admissions, there have been unprecedented levels of online interaction across multiple digital platforms. Our planning for the 68th EIFF in 2014 is well underway: Chris Fujiwara and his team have already started to construct another programme that will offer hidden gems, discoveries and films to challenge and dare our growing audience.”

The Festival closed on Sunday with the Scottish romantic comedy NOT ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING at Festival Theatre Edinburgh, having screened 146 features including 14 World premieres, 6 international premieres and 9 European premieres.

Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s LEVIATHAN won the coveted Michael Powell Award, and the Award for Best Film in the International Competition went to Mahdi Fleifel’s A WORLD NOT OURS.

 

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