Figures IFF Panama 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

 

28,624 attendees enjoyed this year’s edition
A 30% TURNOUT INCREASE FOR IFF PANAMA 2015

 

The International Film Festival of Panama 2015 hosted an unprecedented and unexpected amount of people. From children enrolled in the educational workshops, to industry professionals who went to the master classes, the audience’s range and origin mirrored the festival’s wide array of films.

73 films, which amounted to 134 projections, found their way into our 7 screening rooms, which were dispersed in two of the most culturally rich spaces Panama has to offer. Last year, IFF Panama saw its attendance numbers grow to 22,000. This year, that figure soared to 28,624.

 

“Team IFF Panama feels the enormous support that the panamanian audience brings enthusiastically along with it. On an international level, the festival has been growing exponentially and is gradually consolidating its role in the region. We couldn’t ask for more, we’ll just keep working to strengthen our initial commitments and achieve our mission.” shares Pituka Ortega Heilbron, director of the festival.

This increase in attendance was evident in regular screenings, many of which were sold out, and specially in our free outdoor screening at the Mirador del Pacifico, which attracted over 5,000 people, 2,000 more than last year’s edition. Educational workshops also saw an increase in attendance, nabbing a total of 567 participants, 300 more than last year.

850 children from different parts of the city also benefitted from free screenings.

 

The International Film Festival of Panama 2015 hosted an unprecedented and unexpected amount of people. From children enrolled in the educational workshops, to industry professionals who went to the master classes, the audience’s range and origin mirrored the festival’s wide array of films.

73 films, which amounted to 134 projections, found their way into our 7 screening rooms, which were dispersed in two of the most culturally rich spaces Panama has to offer. Last year, IFF Panama saw its attendance numbers grow to 22,000. This year, that figure soared to 28,624.

 

“Team IFF Panama feels the enormous support that the panamanian audience brings enthusiastically along with it. On an international level, the festival has been growing exponentially and is gradually consolidating its role in the region. We couldn’t ask for more, we’ll just keep working to strengthen our initial commitments and achieve our mission.” shares Pituka Ortega Heilbron, director of the festival.

This increase in attendance was evident in regular screenings, many of which were sold out, and specially in our free outdoor screening at the Mirador del Pacifico, which attracted over 5,000 people, 2,000 more than last year’s edition. Educational workshops also saw an increase in attendance, nabbing a total of 567 participants, 300 more than last year.

850 children from different parts of the city also benefitted from free screenings.

 

IFF PANAMA IN NUMBERS

Total attendees for IFF Panamá 2015: 28.624
Educational programs and workshops: 567
Outdoor free screening: 5000
Free screening for kids: 850  niños

 

 

Films and premiers:

  •     Total number of films: 73

  •     Worldwide Premiers: 3

  •     International Premiers: 1

  •     Latin American Premieres: 10

 

Screenings:

  •     Public screenings: 134

  •     Free screenings: 16

  •     Mirador del Pacífico: 4

  •     Brooklincito: 1

  •     Schools: 5

  •     Mayor’s Office: 6

  •     Private Screenings: 18

  •     Primera Mirada: 5

  •     Industry & Press: 11

  •     Schools: 2

 

Screening venues:

  •     National Theatre

  •     Anita Villalaz Theatre

  •     Mirador del Pacífico

  •     Cinépolis Multiplaza Mall

  •     Outreach Center Brooklincito

  •     Cinépolis Metromall

  •     Cinépolis Westland Mall

 

 

About IFF Panama

Fundación Festival Internacional de Cine de Panamá ( International Film Festival of  Panama Foundation) is a non-profit organization created with the porpuse of supportig the develpment of the International Film Festival of Panama and of promoting culturural and educational activities that are an important part of this event. IFF Panama is mainly sponsored by Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (MICI), Dirección General de Cine (DICINE), Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá, MasterCard®, Copa Airlines,  507 Red Lager, American Trade Hotel, Alcaldía de Panamá, TVN Films, Telemetro, Revista K, Multiplaza Pacific Mall, among other generous contributors.
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