TICKET sales at the Glasgow Film Festival have risen 40 per cent in the space of just three years; it has emerged, as the curtain fell on the 11-day event.
The eighth Glasgow Film Festival ended with the UK premiere of the multi-award-winning Le Havre, by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, crowning a programme of 239 screenings and events, including UK and world premieres, live music events, workshops and guest appearances in eighteen venues across the city, including for the first time this year The Arlington Baths, St Andrew’s in the Square and The Tall Ship.
From 16–26 February Glasgow was visited by over forty filmmakers, producers and actors, taking part in thirty-five Q&A sessions after screenings of their work. Director Lynn Shelton – hotly tipped to be a name to watch in 2012 – flew in from Seattle to be present for the Festival’s opening gala, Your Sister’s Sister and charmed the audience during the post-screening discussion.
Glasgow Film Festival now looks forward to providing just as wonderful and successful a cinema-going experience next year, when GFF 2013 will take place from 14–24 February.
GFF warmly thanks its major partners, without whose invaluable and enlightened support the Festival would not be possible: Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Creative Scotland and EventScotland.
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