BEANS wins Audience Award

Strong Canadian drama about the Oka crisis and indigenous identity bags the final award of the festival.

Publisert 23.01.2022 — John-Kristian Dalseth

Six awards were presented during the festival’s closing ceremony on Saturday, but the most anticipated award is not announced until the final day of the festival. The Audience Award is decided by the film lovers attending the festival and after hundreds of votes had been counted on Sunday night the results were in: BEANS by director Tracey Deer is this year’s festival favourite.

This edition of the Tromsø International Film Festival was the 32nd in line, and even though the ever-present Covid-19 restrictions put limitations on big parts of it, including allowed audience capacity, no traditional «rush tickets», not to mention no major social events, there has still been a palpable festival atmosphere in and around Tromsø this past week. It’s been clear that audiences have appreciated the return of at least some parts of the traditional festival, after being a near fully digital event last year.

Strong ticket sales

A total of 31 008 tickets were sold for TIFF 2022. Out of these 3370 included tickets for VOD-screenings, on our streaming platform TIFF Digital. The number also includes 2500 enrolled tickets for school screenings, which due to the status of Covid-19 restrictions in the beginning of January have been postponed until February and will take place after the festival.

There has been a total of 4561 participants at the festival. This sum includes purchased festival passes, accredidated industry and press, guests, partners and such.

The five most popular films at the festival, measured by ticket sales, were PARALLEL MOTHERS, DRIVE MY CAR, LICORICE PIZZA, RED ROCKET and ZERO FUCKS GIVEN.

Audience at Verdensteatret
Audience at screening at Verdensteatret during TIFF 2022. Photo by Mats Gangvik

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