Full Frame Festival makes bank for local economy
Posted May 14, 2013
Durham, N.C. — This year's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival saw record crowds and made $2.3 million for the local economy, organizers said Monday.
The financial growth was an increase of $275,000 from last year. The event generated nearly $84,000 in tax revenue for the city of Durham, according to the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The four-day festival held last month hosted more than 12,000 guests and sold out 46 events. This year's festival saw a total of 96 films screened.
Before this year's festival, Full Frame expanded its offices and moved to a new home in the American Tobacco Campus. The new space includes a 99-seat venue that will allow Full Frame to host year-round programing and expand venue options during future festivals.
The next Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be April 3-6, 2014.