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IFFS The International Film Festival Summit Europe

The International Film Festival Summit 

April 3 -4,  2012 - The European summit - Paris  December 4-6, 2011, Austin, TX 

The next Annual IFFS will be the most informative and fun filled summit to date with new topics and speakers, insuring that attendees at all levels can all find the answers and creative new ideas that they are looking for.
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The International Film Festival Summit Europe will return to Paris April 3 and 4

The 6th Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe will be the most informative and fun filled summit to date.
Bruno Chatelin will co chair the event with Scott Hillier (ECU festival founder) and Laurie Kirby (IFFS Executive Director).

Bruno Chatelin is the co founder of, producer (Emotion Film Factory) and former distributor: head of Sony Pictures and UGC FOX  France, he is a newly elected Board Member at the European Film Academy.

Scott Hillier is an awarded film and TV producer, the founder and director of Paris based ECU The European Independent Film Festival.

The Summit gathers each year an exclusive roaster of festival executives from around the world. The attendees have included fest directors from Venice, Locarno, Clermont Ferrand, London, Stockholm...

It will offer two creative days for benchmarking, learning and sharing with peers, sponsors and media.


The event is organized by IFFS (in partnership with and and will be chaired by Laurie Kirby (IFFS Executive Director) Scott Hillier (ECU) and Bruno Chatelin ( and COO, and Board Member of the European Film Academy, former Managing Director of UGC FOX Distribution France and Marketing Director Sony France)

Take a look at the previous Paris conference ambiance View the video  
The annual Summit will introduce new topics and new avenues to enhance the learning and sharing experience for festival executives.
An opportunity to benchmark from your colleagues from Europe, listen to experience, case studies from leading festivals... is also preparing an open door event for pitch sessions with the best of French production.
On your shopping list will be   European Film Academy programs, Unifrance selection of best from France and many more yet to be announced.

Attendees at all levels - first-timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional - will find the answers and creative new ideas that they need for their business best practice. With scores of keynote presentations, informative panel discussions, breakout sessions, social activities, and the IFFS Excellence Awards you won't want to miss the IFFS this year!

By popular demand the Summit will organize another Wine Tasting Mingle session

 The summit will explore the latest trends in:


Keynotes (in progress) include Lionel Chouchan, the man with the 150 festivals in 4 continents, Tallinn Black Nights festival director Tiina Lokk, Axel Brucker, Trailers Museum, Edinburgh Film Festival programmer Chris Fujiwara...











The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) is the largest international organization representing the film festival industry. The IFFS mission is to promote and strengthen the global film festival industry through education, networking, dissemination of information, and the cultivation of high standards for the industry.
It organizes two yearly events one early December focuses of festivals in the USA (gathers annually about 300 festival executives) and one in Europe .

IFFS has accepted to grant a preferred rate to the friends of, they will also benefit from a free festival listing promotion.
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About IFFS The International Film Festival Summit Europe

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6th Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe in Paris will take place April 3 - 4, 2012, leading to Las Vegas Summit December, 2012

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Bruno Chatelin (member of th eAdvisory Board) has been reporting from London, Paris & the Vegas summits:
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