Gimli Film Festival Sees Spike in Attendance, Box Office Revenue

Gimli Film Festival Sees Spike in Attendance, Box Office Revenue

Gimli Film FestivalThe Gimli Film Festival has come and gone for another year, but not before reporting a jump in box office revenue.

An increase of 16 percent in revenue was made, with a 32 percent boost in festival pass sales and a 27 percent increase in walk-up rush seating.

Officials say for the first time in its history, indoor theatre attendance outpaced the numbers at the classic RBC Sunset Beach screenings.

GFF also saw record high total attendance of 12,470 — an increase of 1,173 from 2017.

“Bachman,” a documentary on famed musician Randy Bachman, won the Audience Choice Award. The award goes to the most highly-ranked film as judged by film festival audiences. The flick was directed by Manitoba filmmaker John Barnard.

Over its five-day span, the GFF screened 111 films, with 59 of them being made in Manitoba.

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