The Sitges Film Festival increases ticket sales numbers and chalks up more spectators
Sales revenue increases 23.1% compared to 2014
The 48th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia substantially increased its figures corresponding to ticket sales and number of spectators in comparison to last year. According to the data compiled up until the end of the Festival, this year a total of 77,955 tickets were sold –corresponding to 63,405 different tickets for screenings and 14,550 pass tickets– 20.8% more compared to last year (64,509).
At the same time, Sitges 2015 had a 23.1% sales revenue increase in comparison to last year. This data is a new Festival figures record and is proof of the consolidation and growth of an event that, in addition to having such an incredibly faithful audience, continues to gain new followers and notoriety around the country and the entire world.
The Director of the Festival’s organizing Foundation, Xavier Duran, offered a very positive assessment of this 48th Film Festival: “This is a year when both attendance and sales records have been beaten. From the very start, the presale of passes and packs was already moving along at an excellent pace, until finally reaching an increase of 95% in packs and passes sold in comparison to 2014. This is an undeniable indication of the loyalty of the Festival’s audience, which showed its enthusiasm and formed long longs every single day. Attendance in every theater was massive and, therefore, we can make a highly positive evaluation of the decision taken to opening a fourth theater, the Tramuntana Room, which will be maintained at upcoming Festivals. We were also able to open up new avenues for collaboration in industrial and academic spheres and regarding sponsorships, with different initiatives that have yielded excellent results and which we will continue to insist on in the future.”
In addition, the Festival Director, Àngel Sala, expressed his great satisfaction with the results –both economic and as regards the lineup– obtained at this 48th Film Festival: “The interactivity of the lineup with the audience and guests, their involvement and level of consensus regarding the quality of the films presented in the different sections, are the big headlines of a year that marked a clear trend in the auteur horror genre and the heterodoxy of the fantastic genre in their capacity to be combined and even absorb other genres, as in the case of the western”.