CaixaForum+ reaches its first anniversary with over 170,000 subscribers



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CaixaForum+, the free online platform promoted by the ”la Caixa” Foundation, takes stock of its first year of operation and presents some of the main new features for 2024. Since its launch in December 2022, the platform specialising in culture and science has attracted more than 170,000 subscribers and released a total of 188 titles, of which almost half – 46% — are original productions.

In its first year of operation, the CaixaForum+ platform has exceeded 170,000 registered users, with an average of 12,000 new subscribers each month. Since its launch, the platform specialising in cultural and scientific dissemination has also generated a great deal of interest, reflected in the more than 2.6 million visits received between the website and the app in this first year.

In terms of the average profile of CaixaForum+ subscribers, 94% live in Spain, followed by users from Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. In total, the platform has subscribers from more than 80 countries. Regarding the age and gender of subscribers, the majority are between 46 and 60 years old, representing 68% of the total; the gender breakdown shows a very balanced audience (53% women compared to 47% men).

In this first year, subscribers have consumed more than 200,000 hours of content. The most viewed or listened to titles fall into the category of the visual and plastic arts, as well as those

CaixaForum+ reaches its first anniversary with over 170,000 subscribers related to music. Together, these two disciplines account for 50% of CaixaForum+ views. As regards formats, full-length documentaries dominate in terms of user preference over other formats such as series, interviews or podcasts. Within documentaries, biographies have aroused most interest.

With the launch of CaixaForum+, the ”la Caixa” Foundation set out to fill a gap in the non-fiction audiovisual offering in our country, and in just one year it has carved out a niche for itself in the complex ecosystem of audiovisual content platforms in Spain, with its commitment to free, quality programming. In these first months of the project, the platform has not ceased to add content, until reaching the current 1,500 items, with the aim of becoming the reference platform in the world of culture and scientific dissemination in Spanish.

Throughout this first year, CaixaForum+ has released a total of 188 titles in a wide range of formats, including documentary series and films, interviews, podcasts, short films, dialogues and debates, concerts, shows, and so on. Of these, almost half – 46% – are original productions of the platform, demonstrating the institution’s commitment to generating cultural and scientific content and supporting national producers and creators. Some of the most-watched titles on CaixaForum+ are part of this original production, such as the Booklovers series (the most-viewed of the year), Iconos de la Ciencia or Fanzilona.

The CaixaForum+ offering has been expanding with the constant addition of content from more than twenty collaborators: museums, festivals and leading national and international cultural institutions, such as the Museo del Prado, the Fundació Joan Miró, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, L’Auditori and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Granada Festival and the Temporada Alta, among many others. In addition, the platform has been the online home of such well-established festivals as In-Edit, dedicated to music documentaries, and Moritz Feed Dog, which focuses on fashion documentaries.

Some of the original productions of CaixaForum+ have been selected in prestigious national and international competitions, such as the Festival de Málaga (Sonoma, Fernando Méndez-Leite, La memoria del cine, Cocina Aural), the Serielizados (Fanzilona), the Temporada Alta (Site Un-Specific), the Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali and the In-Edit (From Vinyl to Camila).

Most watched titles on CaixaForum+ in 2023
CaixaForum+ in 2024

2024 is packed with new, quality content in the fields of knowledge, science and culture, with leading names of the stature of:

  • Antoni Tàpies. Premiere of Tàpies, el joc de saber mirar, on the occasion of the celebration of Tàpies Year 2024, which commemorates the centenary of the artist’s birth.
  • Jorge Semprún. Premiere of Las mil vidas de Jorge Semprún, a documentary made on the occasion of Semprún Year, commemorating the centenary of the birth of the intellectual, writer and politician.
  • Victoria de los Ángeles. On the occasion of the centenary of her birth, the platform will launch a dedicated space on the website offering users various contents related to this outstanding figure of music and song in Spain.
  • Luis García-Berlanga. On the occasion of the Interior Berlanga exhibition at CaixaForum València, the platform will release a feature film and a short documentary on this fundamental filmmaker in the history of Spanish cinema (both directed by his son, José Luis García-Berlanga) and four of his most emblematic films.
  • Pere Portabella. Premiere of Constelación Portabella, the first documentary on this key figure of the most heterodox Spanish and Catalan cinema.
  • Torres-García. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of this visionary Uruguayan-Catalan artist, the platform will premiere the documentary Pax in Lucem.

The 2024 CaixaForum+ programming also stands out for the variety of proposals that make up its original production, which includes such titles as:

  • Hackers del cerebro, a documentary series on magic and neuroscience presented by the science communicator Luis Quevedo.
  • Atapuerca, a documentary series in which the scientist and communicator Eudald Carbonell will uncover the secrets of human evolution.
  • Archivo de creadores, an interview series whose third season will bring us new protagonists, including Alejandro Amenábar, Ferran Adrià, Blanca Li, Kiko Veneno, José Luis Gómez, Carmen Calvo and Javier Cercas.
  • Palabra de Nobel, a documentary series in which journalist Xavi Ayén and photographer Kim Manresa conduct in-depth interviews with several Nobel Prize in Literature winners, such as Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, Orhan Pamuk, Abdulrazak Gurnah and Jon Fosse.

In 2024, CaixaForum+ will continue to count on the collaboration of various institutions and cultural agents, both national and international, while incorporating new partners and allies. Among these new partnerships, CaixaForum+ will collaborate with PHotoESPAÑA to premiere the documentary series on photography ¿Qué miras?, consisting of six episodes. New allies of CaixaForum+ for 2024 include the Festival de Málaga, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation, MACBA and Casa Asia, among many others.

The platform will continue to be the online home of the In-Edit Festival, as well as for the Moritz Feed Dog and, for the first time, of SUNCINE - the International Environmental Film Festival. Other festivals such as DocsBarcelona and DART - Barcelona International Festival of Art Documentaries, and distributors like A Contracorriente Films, are strengthening their relationship with CaixaForum+ with new curatorial projects that will bring to the platform some of the most essential titles in contemporary documentary and cinematic fiction, as well as from the history of cinema.