In November 2017 Orkney held its inaugural film festival. Film Fortnight brought in approximately 2,300 people to over 90 film events across 13 locations in Orkney. An evaluation survey indicated that:
- 60% of organisers programmed extra events
- 50% of venues experienced an increase in audience numbers
- People’s experience of Film Fortnight was 8.2 out of 10
Film Fortnight was a pilot project funded by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and led by West Side Cinema, with further support provided by Orkney Islands Council’s Arts Development Officer. Take a look at the website here. Please download a detailed Film Fortnight 2017 coordinators report and our Film_Fortnight_2017_Survey___Results to find out more.
The pilot was deemed a success, and Film Hub Scotland and Orkney Islands Council is offering further support to West Side Cinema to project manage a film festival this year and hopefully for a few years to come.
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