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were in London, compared with the London ISBA region’s 25% share of commercial cinema admissions. This provides evidence that community exhibitors enhance the provision of film in communities that have limited access to commercial cinemas. Figure 10.8 Share of film society/community cinema admissions by nation and region, 2012/13 Nation/region % South East 50 South West 22 East of England 6 North West 4 East Midlands 4 Scotland 4 Yorkshire and The Humber 4 London 3 Wales 2 North East 1 West Midlands n/a Northern Ireland n/a Source: BFFS 10.12 Film festivals In addition to commercial and community cinemas, many films find an audience through film festivals. According to the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), there were more than 100 film festivals in the UK in 2013. The festivals encompassed many themes and genres, eg animation, horror, sci-fi, shorts and films from a particular country or in a particular language. Examples include the Birds Eye View Film Festival (which showcases and explores the contribution of women in film), Deaffest (which celebrates the talents of deaf filmmakers), Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival, the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival. The festivals also took place in many parts of the UK but available information shows that the highest attendances were at large city festivals. The biggest festivals, in terms of admissions, were the London Film Festival, followed by the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Glasgow Film Festival. i • For more on cinema admissions and box office see Chapter 1 (page 10) • For more on 3D films see Chapter 2 (page 21) • For more on specialised films see Chapter 5 (page 49) • For more on cinema audiences see Chapter 15 (page 157) • For employment in the exhibition sector see Chapter 22 (page 232) • For more on accessible cinema see www.yourlocalcinema.com • Website for British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS): www.bffs.org.uk • Website for the Independent Cinema Office (ICO): http://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/ 120 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Image: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 courtesy of eOne Films


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