Monday, April 26, 2010

Audiences from 122 Countries

Each year, we scrutinise our site stats for insights about our audiences. Filminute 2009 attracted viewers from 122 countries during the festival month of September. However, 85% of our audience was generated by 10 countries: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, Russia, United Kingdom, United States.

The audience numbers are certainly influenced by the countries represented on the shortlist however this does not necessarily determine the outcome of the People's Choice Award.

The footrace to win the People's Choice Award is often dramatic (and part of the entertainment for those of us managing the backend operation of the festival). The top films consistently generate views and votes far beyond their national origins. People rate and vote for the story, and that's the kind of sincere audience participation Filminute encourages and generates.