Ticket sales increase 12% with festival generating £1.4m for Scotland

Glasgow-based artist Anne-Marie Copestake has won the 2011 Glasgow Film Festival Margaret Tait Award, with its prize of £10,000 to create a new piece of work for the 2012 Festival.

Caroline Parkinson, Director of Creative Development at Creative Scotland, said: “We are thrilled that Anne-Marie Copestake’s talent has been recognised through this award. The prize will allow Anne-Marie the time and resources to expand her creative practice and what better place to showcase her new work than at Glasgow Film Festival. We are delighted to have invested in both the Festival and the Margaret Tait Award.”

This year’s festival visitor figures reached a new high, with a 12% increase in ticket sales (19,000 admissions). According to organisers, the festival brought in £1.4million in economic benefit to the city during February.