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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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"A New Media Experience" Panel on April 7th 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

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Social networking and digital media: what tools are out there and how can your festival leverage these assets? Don't miss this cutting edge panel discussion addressing the latest tools that can help propel your festival forward. Moderator: Bruno Chatelin, COO, Filmfestivals.com Git Scheynius, Festival Director, Stockholm Int'l Film Festival Kate Burns, Managing Director, Bebo.com Anthony Zameczkowski, Strategic Partnerships Manager, You Tube, EMEA I will introduce the dis...

You are invited to a wine tasting of Best of French wines areas Join us at our offices April 7 at 6pm

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  M21 EDitions: Filmfestivals.com/fest21.com offices 89 passage Choiseul, a mere 7 minutes walk from the convention. Cocktail Reception Hosted By Filmfestivals.com/fest21.com  You won't want to miss this year's opening cocktail reception. More networking and additional meeting time with your peers and colleagues will make this reception time well spent. Wine tasting in our offices offering a choice of red and white wines from the main french wine regions : Alsac...

Paris Convention Agenda revised

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2009 IFFS Europe Opening Keynote Presentation Marco Müller Director Venice International Film Festival Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair Christian Gaines Director of Festivals Withoutabox, a division of IMDb 9:30 am - 10:30 am Dynamic Programming   Year round programming, migrating content to the web and extending audience reach are all critical programming issues. Once your festival has t...

Locarno Artistic Director to keynote at IFFS Paris

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Research & Choices: Festival Selection and Programming Throughout its 62 year history, the Locarno International Film Festival has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals. Every August, around 180,000 cinema-goers, 1,100 journalists, and 3,400 professionals converge on the small Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, which becomes the world capital of auteur cinema for eleven days. During the day, a demanding selection of fe...

Opening Keynote by Marco Müller at next Film Festival Summit Europe in Paris

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3rd Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe :April 7-8, 2009 ParisOpening Keynote Presented by Marco Müller, Director of theVenice International Film Festival Since 1980,he has worked as a film critic and historian, creating and directing severalseries of books on the cinema for a number of publishers, has personallycurated some monographic publications and has regularly written essays andarticles on cinema. Since 1978, his new role as "festival maker" hasprogressively estab...

IFFS Europe schedule of panels and events

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2009 IFFS Europe Opening Keynote Presentations Marco Müller Director Venice International Film Festival Wieland Speck Director of Panorama Berlin International Film Festival Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Dynamic Programming   Year round programming, migrating content to the web and extending audience reach are all critical programming issues. Once your festival ha...

Watch the First video of the panels at the Festival Summit in Vegas

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THE PANEL: Filmmaker Professional Development and the Festival Experience Developing programs to set your festival apart and educate the filmmaker can be a key component to any festival. What can and should you do to properly enhance the filmmaker experience? Hear from established fests how year after year they continue to create an exceptional filmmaker experience.             Moderator: Mike Jones, Managing Editor, Fi...

Las Vegas International Film Festival Summit Excellence Awards

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5th Annual International Film Festival Summit December 7-9, 2008 Las Vegas Congratulations to the 2008 Excellence Award Honorees The Excellence Awards are the only awards that honor and pay tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals. Festivals continue to provide a vital intersection where the major stakeholders in the entertainment industry converge. For decades the tireless work of the film festival professional has made monumental impacts on the indus...

Videos from the Festival Summit will be edited and offered for screening

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Come back soon to watch videos. Courtesy IFFS Fest21.com and Nickolay Velikanov - NV Productions ...

First things to do in Vegas; at the summit

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My "to do" list here- Meet with Waco Hoover to coordinate the filming activities.We decided we would bring our audences some video edits of the best moments of the convention some panelists keynotes and interviews... - Meet with  Nickolay Velikanov who will be shooting for us.Nickolay is a young Russian filmmaker in post production of his first documentary "This is America" - Meet with my other panelists (over drinks) to prepare the round table on festival ticketing - Fin...

Impressive line up of Sponsors of the Festival Summit Vegas 2009

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The online community for film festival professionals fest21.com welcomes the premier video blog platform: bound to become home of upcoming filmmakers with a quality choice of film blogs with streaming film (up to 500M storage) It has become the reference address for festival blogging, posting dailies, audio podcasts or videos, viral information; festival goers share ambiance, tips, reviews... All blogs are empowered with RSS technology which allows...

The updated agenda of Vegas International Film Festival Summit

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 7, 2008 11:00am Registration Opens 1:45pm- 2:00pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions 2:00pm- 2:45pm Opening Keynote Presentation: Indie Films' Change Agenda Rick is the CEO of SnagFilms, a new digital distribution company founded by AOL Vice-Chairman EmeritusTed Leonsis, and backed by Leonsis, AOL founder Steve Case and others. Launched in July, 2008, SnagFilms gives everyone the latest in web tools to find, watch and share great documentary films and then engag...

IFFS panel on Festival ticketing Tuesday December 9, 2008

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The Fest Summit has programmed this first Panel on Festival ticketing "Unlock Your Festivals Ticketing Potential"  (tuesday 1:45pm- 2:45pm) The panel will provide a comparison of ticketing and pass models addressing pros and cons along with companies to consider working with. Hear what models are appropriate for your festival, printing issues, day of sale issues and more. Moderator: Bruno Chatelin, COO, Filmfestivals.com Some of the following questions wi...

IFFS panel on Festival ticketing

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1:45pm- 2:45pm Unlock Your Festivals Ticketing Potential This panel will provide a comparison of ticketing and pass models addressing pros and cons along with companies to consider working with. Hear what models are appropriate for your festival, printing issues, day of sale issues and more. Moderator: Bruno Chatelin, COO, Filmfestivals.com Some of the following questions will be answered by our esteemed panelists/ Which percentage of ticketing is achieved online I...

IFFS Excellence Awards Guidelines

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Excellence Awards & Audience Choice Awards The IFFS Excellence Awards, for the second time in 2008, will honor and pay tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals. Festivals continue to provide a vital intersection where the major stakeholders in the entertainment industry converge. For decades the tireless work of the film festival professional has made monumental impacts on the industry for individual filmmakers, buyers, sellers, and countless organizations...

Schedule of panels and keynotes at Las Vegas Festival Summit 08

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2008 CONFERENCE AGENDA SUNDAY DECEMBER 7, 2008 11:00am Registration Opens 1:45pm- 2:00pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions 2:00pm- 2:45pm Opening Keynote Presentation Rick Allen Chief Executive Officer SnagFilms 2:45pm- 4:00pm Festivals: Distribution Revolution or Evolution? Current distribution models are evolving faster than ever as studio business models evolve and new organizations crop up. As the independent film ‘distribution revolution’ marches fo...

5th International Film Festival Summit - December 7-9 2008 - Las Vegas Hilton

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 The 5th Annual IFFS will be the most informative and fun filled summit to date. We are excited to announce new topics and speakers at the annual summit, insuring that attendees at all levels – first-timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional – can all find the answers and creative new ideas that they are looking for. With scores of keynote presentations, informative panel discussions, breakout sessions, social activities, and the IFFS Excellence Awards you wo...

On my way to the Festival Summit at the Cumberland

After a cool 3H 15 trip from Paris Gare du Nord to new St Pancras station, a quick cab took me in less than 10 minutes to the hotel (less than the waiting for a cab at the station)Arriving at the Cumberland reception I got worried when they told me I was staying in a "nice room in the business executive building" off one block...Did not sound too engaging, or even convenientTurns out the rooms ARE nice in fact (vast, modern design, spacious...)      ...

Ready to leave for London

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I am almost on my way to London second edition of the Festival summit.Only a few minutes off... still need to do some packing, taking the tube to the Gare du Nord and hitting the faster than ever Eurostar.Guess what the company made some operating profit for the first time since the creation of the shuttle. ! (not considering financial agios I guess)I am due to speak tomorrow in one of the round table breakout sessions, but I still could not figure out what the theme is. I am told to play it by...

Festival Summit program for day 1 Tuesday, april 15

The INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SUMMIT (IFFS) is the annual conference and trade show for professionals from the film festival industry. The International Film Festival Summit provides a platform for the community to explore ways to collaborate and promote the advancement of the film festival industry.  The IFFS is dedicated to providing resources, information and avenues of communication for industry professionals, vendors, & anyone committed to the film festival industry. It is committed ...

The 2008 IFFS Europe conference agenda. April 15 - 16

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:00 am Registration Begins and Networking Breakfast 9:00 am Opening Remarks by Conference ChairFred Kramer President and General Manager Withoutabox 9:15 am European Cinema and the World - Status and Future European film continues to grow and expand across the globe and festivals play a critical role in this process. This exciting session will delve into the current state of Europena cinema and where it's headed. Moderator: David Pope, CEO, New Producers AllianceGrainne ...

IFFS Europe Adds Executive Director

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The IFFS announced today that Gary Ellis has been named the Executive Director of the IFFS Europe. Ellis is the former Executive Manager of Film Festivals and Events for the Pacific Film and Television Commission in Australia, and held a dual role as the Executive Director of the Brisbane International Film Festival. Ellis was incredibly successful in developing unique marketing and communication strategies that drastically improved the Brisbane Festival's sponsorship support and audience size....

2nd Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe in London

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April 15-16, 2008 at The Cumberland Hotel London The 2nd Annual IFFS Europe is the largest dedicated gathering of the European film festival community, which provides a platform for the community to explore ways to collaborate and promote the advancement of the film festival industry. This is the exclusive meeting place for industry professionals, vendors and those committed to the film festival and entertainment industry to dialogue with their peers, share insights and gain knowledge that ...

Next IFFS to take place December 2-4, 2007 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort

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Excellence Award Nominations End November 1stDon't miss the chance to nominate your colleagues and peers for the IFFS Excellence Awards. For the first time ever we will recognize festival professionals for their many contributions to independent film and the entertainment community.MoreInnovative Conference CurriculumThe 2007 conference agenda is packed with sessions and keynotes that will provide attendees with tools and knowledge that can be immediately implemented. This year's summit will pre...

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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

Please email us for details

Do not miss the Certified Film Festival Professional (CFFP) program, which is the only certification for those in the industry

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