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VIDEO: Bruno Chatelin Speaker at SR film festival 's panel - "The Buzz that Made the Film"

PR.jpg SR Socially Relevant Festival NY held a great panel "The buzz that made the film" this Wednesday, March 17, at 2:30pm (EDT)
The panel discussed the topic of The Importance of PR, the Press, Media and Marketing strategies in Film Distribution. It  reviewed the role of the publicist, the media and press person in securing a successful distribution or a film. Watch the vidoe transcript of the conversation, introduced by Nora Armani, SR festival Founder.







Valerio Caruso - Director of Cineuropa

Valerio Caruso is director of the web site, a portal about European cinema in four languages, offering news, databases, services and promoting the European cinema in Europe and outside. As consultant, Valerio Caruso has been providing technical assistance to several national authorities, the European Commission and UNESCO in the field of cinema, culture and audiovisual. Since November 2018 he is Team Leader of the project to support Delegations of the European Union in the world in organizing film festivals.

Bruno Chatelin - Editor Founder of Filmfestival - Best for Fests curator


Bruno Chatelin has a long career in film distribution, branding, advertising, working with some of the major players. He co-founded which regularly partners with the largest festivals and markets (Cannes, AFM, Toronto, Locarno, Venice…) and has served over 6.000 festivals worldwide and a community of 370 000 unique monthly visitors, and newsletter subscribers base of 193 000. The company was one of VOD international pioneers (2001) and has opened a film and festival matchmaking community and is a leader in digital new developments in the industry. He runs a consulting boutique Major Buzz Factory

Dan Gurlitz: Owner of Soundview Media Partners

Dan Gurlitz is the owner of Soundview Media Partners, an agency specializing in the establishment of distribution for documentaries. He entered the industry in 1984, spent time in sales and then in executive management roles for such companies as Entertainment One and Fox Lorber Associates prior to launching Soundview in 2010. Recent examples of Soundview projects include Escape from Room 18, American Heretics, and We Are Not Princesses.

Mabel Pais - Journalist - Indian Panorama

Mabel writes a column for The Indian Panorama newspaper, a weekly online publication with 2 editions: One for the tri-State area - NY/NJ/CT and the other for Dallas, TX. She also writes on The Arts and Entertainment (which includes Film, Music Concerts and Live Theater), Social Issues, Health & Wellness and Spirituality. She is a contributor to the Wellness Book, "31-Day Food Revolution."


Chris Atamian

Christopher is a New York-based writer and filmmaker. He has published six translations from French and Western Armenian, a book of poetry ("A Poet in Washington Heights") which was nominated for a National Book Award and a forthcoming novel, Manhattan Boy. He has twice been awarded the Tölölyan Literary Prize and is recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. His short films have screened at the Venice Biennale and at film festivals globally---most recently Resurrection Myth was a winner at the Be Heard competition. He continues to work as a branded content provider for advertising clients and volunteers for Armenian and socially relevant causes whenever possible. Christopher is a Board Member of the AGLA New York and an alumnus of Harvard, Columbia Business School and USC Film School.SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York is a film festival that focuses on socially relevant film content, andhuman interest stories that raise awareness to social problems and offer positive solutions through the powerfulmedium of cinema. SR believes that through raised awareness, expanded knowledge about diverse cultures, andthe human condition as a whole, it is possible to create a better world free of violence, hate, and crime.


About the festival

SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York's mission is to shine the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant, human interest stories across a broad range of social issues without resorting to gratuitous violence or violent forms of film making.




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