January 31, 2012 | Categories: Crowd Control, Signage & Wayfinding
It might have been difficult to find your way around without bumping into another person at this year's ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival in Ontario, Canada. Almost 8,000 were believed to have been queuing up to see the event, which celebrates the artistic efforts of filmmakers from around the country and other sections of the globe. The festival usually showcases documentary pieces and other content for children.
During the three-day event, a number of different workshops were held where participants could listen to lectures by different directors and also watch the films they created be showcased in a number of different venues around the city. Although all the 8,000 estimated viewers didn't come at once, this year's turnout was expected to have been the highest yet.
As a result, crowd management wasn't a top priority, as most moviegoers needed only to know where their respective film was playing, file into that particular venue and find a seat. There were, however, various kiosks set up around the city and in different venues that gave out showtime pamphlets, personal information about the films and their creators, and directions around the event space.