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Edinburgh International Film Festival reports 10% rise in admissions

Over 44,000 tickets were sold for the festival’s 67th edition

Admissions were up by 10% for the 67th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), which closed June 30 with the world premiere of Not Another Happy Ending.

More than 44,000 tickets were issued across the 12 day festival, as opposed to 40,000 last year.

EIFF introduced two new venues this year, The Dominion and Odeon Wester Hailes.

Ken Hay, CEO of the EIFF said “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.

Meanwhile, Chris Fujiwara is confirmed as EIFF’s artistic director until at least 2015.

Fujiwara took over from James Mulligan after the much maligned edition of the festival in 2011.

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