Berlin 2013: Record Ticket Sales for Film Festival

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The event reaffirms its position as the world's largest public movie fest with more than 303,000 tickets sold.

COLOGNE, Germany - The Berlin International Film Festival sold a record 303,077 tickets for its 2013 event, which wrapped Feb. 17, reaffirming the Berlinale's position as the world's leading public festival. The figure represents a virtual sell-out with more than 99 percent of all available tickets for all screenings sold.

Berlin's European Film Market also reported an uptick in attendance, with more than 8,000 participants from 95 countries and a total of 1,000 visitors to the EFM's industry debates. A total of 816 films screened at the EFM, nearly 600 of which were market premieres.

In total, nearly 20,000 accredited visitors from 124 countries attended this year's Berlinale, including just under 3,700 members of the press.