The 60th BFI London Film Festival closed its anniversary year with the European Premiere of Ben Wheatley’s film Free Fire. Here are a few numbers regarding the 2016 edition of the festival.
Audience attendence marked an increase of 18% from 2015, reaching a record-breaking 184,700 from last year’s 157,000. The use of the new temporary venue Embankment Garden Cinema contributed greatly to this increase.
Films from the program of the 60th BFI London Film Festival were screened throughout the UK via satellite screenings. This meant that a further 8,200 people were able to follow the festival. In addition to being screened in such a way in cinemas throughout the UK, such films as Amma Assante’s A United Kingdom – the festival’s opening film – and Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World, were made available online as online virtual premieres as well.
This year, the BFI London Film Festival welcomed around 840 international and British filmmakers to London to present their works from across its program at its various venues.
Next year’s dates will be announced soon.