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IFFS Advisory Committee

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The 2012 IFFS Advisory Committee brings together some of the most accomplished and experienced professionals from across the film and music festival industry. We are excited about the diversity and knowledge that each member will contribute in 2010. With their support and feedback we’re bringing together visionary keynotes, panel discussions, in-depth work shops focusing on the most pressing and relevant topics facing the film and music festival industry today.  Peter Belsi...

An interview with the CEO of FilmFestivals.com Bruno Chatelin

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I enjoyed this interview with the CEO of FilmFestivals.com Bruno Chatelin.http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/editor/chatting_with_launching_ruby_mountain_festival_director We have already received films from not only all over the USA but also from countries like Mexico, Canada, Japan, UK, Spain, Australia,Iraq, Iran, India, New Zealand and Finland...not bad considering the fact that it has only been 2 weeks since our global call for entries.  Keep the films coming! This is going to be a great e...

Meet The Film Festival Mavens

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  Bruno Chatelin, COO, Filmfestivals.com/Fest21.com  A “who’s who” of film festival mavens are speaking at the International Film Festival Summit, taking place at the Berlin Hilton on 8 and 9 February, on the eve of the Berlinale. Here are the bold face names making presentations at the event: Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com and fest21.com (Conference Chair); Stacey Donen, Artistic Director, Whistler Film Festival; Marina Fabri, Co-director, Courmayeur Noir ...

Film Festival Honchos Huddle In Berlin

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  Leading representatives from film festivals, distribution companies and marketing mavens are huddling in Berlin in the next few days just prior to the Berlinale for a "meeting of the minds" conference. The International Film Festival Summit, a European addition to the highly successful industry conference and trade event held every year in Las Vegas in December, will bring together an intriguing mix of film festival programmers, managers and marketers. The 4th Annual ...

2 Degrees of Separation

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A few fun trivial facts you may not know, from reliable sources that may remain anonymous; The Aruba Hyatt's most difficult guest is Elton John. He's a regular visitor and likes to walk around naked, even when answering the door for room service. He usually commands that his Hyatt attendees are only men, and has a long list of requirements, from 50 odd kinds of vitamins to be lined up in strict alphabetical order, to a lifetime supply of pickles. Richard Gere, on the other hand, ...

2 Degrees of Separation from Richard Gere, in Aruba

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  A few fun trivial facts you may not know, from reliable sources that may remain anonymous; The Aruba Hyatt's most difficult guest is Elton John. He's a regular visitor and likes to walk around naked, even when answering the door for room service. He usually commands that his Hyatt attendees are only men, and has a long list of requirements, from 50 odd kinds of vitamins to be lined up in strict alphabetical order, to a lifetime supply of pickles.   Richard Gere, on th...

2 Degrees of Separation from Richard Gere, in Aruba

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A few fun trivial facts you may not know, from reliable sources that may remain anonymous; The Aruba Hyatt's most difficult guest is Elton John. He's a regular visitor and likes to walk around naked, even when answering the door for room service. He usually commands that his Hyatt attendees are only men, and has a long list of requirements, from 50 odd kinds of vitamins to be lined up in strict alphabetical order, to a lifetime supply of pickles. Richard Gere, on the other hand, (a guest at the...

International Film Festival Summit Europe: The Agenda from the Amsterdam conference April 8-9, 2010

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:30 am - Registration Opens 9:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Panel "What's Really Going on?"          There has been a great deal of scrutiny on what some say are problems with the current festival model.  Take a step back to look at the big picture.  You spend all year with your nose to the grind and making your festival the best it can be, this is a great opportunity to hear from industry...

"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...

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...

Join us for a wine tasting during Fest Summit in Paris

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You are invited to a wine tasting of Best of French wines areas. Join us at our offices April 7 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception Hosted By filmfestivals.com and fest21.comYou 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 : Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, south West ...

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...

IFFS panel on Festival ticketing in Vegas this tuesday

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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 will be answer...

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...

Special screening of Eagle Talon The Movie at ImaginAsian

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Due to the overwhelming popularity of Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives Twice, ITN Distribution, Inc. today announced they will host a special screening of the film at the ImaginAsian theater on Monday April 21 at 8pm. Eagle Talon The Movie recently scooped two major awards at the 2008 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.Eagle Talon The Movie is a groundbreaking Japanese film written, animated and directed by charismatic Japanese animator FROGMAN. The flash ...

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 Future of Cinema is Here. Or is it?

 Professionals from all over the world got together this morning in the shade under a tent on Baron Beach to discuss the future of cinema, from creation to distribution, involving 3D cinema. Held by Filmfestivals.com in corporation with CFC Media Labs, panelists included: Bruno Chatelin, former Managing Director of UGC Fox and Columbia Tristar and COO of Filmfestivals.com; Ana Serrano, Director of CFC Media Lab, a think-tank environment for emerging new media artistscontent developers and p...

The Future of Cinema is Here. Or is it?

Professionals from all over the world got together this morning in the shade under a tent on Baron Beach to discuss the future of cinema, from creation to distribution, involving 3D cinema. Held by Filmfestivals.com in corporation with CFC Media Labs, panelists included: Bruno Chatelin, former Managing Director of UGC Fox and Columbia Tristar and COO of Filmfestivals.com; Ana Serrano, Director of CFC Media Lab, a think-tank environment for emerging new media artists, content developers and pract...

Harness the Power of the Internet

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 Blogs, Podcasts, and More Technology Possibilities to Expand your AudienceThe internet is no longer just about having a website: community interaction, marketing buzz, video downloads, and user generated content are just a few of the tools available to festivals. These technologies have the ability to enhance your audiences experience, increase attendance, and deliver more value to sponsors. Hear from the individuals behind MySpace, bebo, fest21 and other platforms. They will share their expe...

Film Festival Summit IFFS Europe Speakers

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The International Film Festival Summit IFFS Europe will bring together leading film festivals and professionals from around the world to network, innovate, and share ideas. The summit will address the proliferation of festivals, sponsorship strategies, operations & management, technology, programming, and the distribution of film. Join your peers and colleagues for an event you can't afford to  miss!SPEAKERS INCLUDE:Henri Behar,Press, Toronto & Cannes Film Festival Despina Mouzaki...

Un accord important vient d'être signé entre filmfestival.com et withoutabox, les deux leaders de la communauté des festivals

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Un peu d'exercice pour votre anglais? Withoutabox, Inc., the media company comprising the world’s largest independent film network and FilmFestivals.com, the leading information and practical application services for the film festival community, have struck a strategic alliance aimed at providing an unprecedented range of marketing solutions to film festival professionals both in North America and across Europe and Asia. Withoutabox CEO and co-founder David Straus and FilmFestivals.com CEO Ma...

Withoutabox and filmfestivals.com form new alliance with co op marketing suites for festivals

Aiming at better serving the festival community worldwide the industry leaders have struck an alliance that was announced at the recent festival Summit in Las Vegas. THE NEW CO OP SERVICES AND MARKETING SUITES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. Withoutabox, Inc., the media company comprising the world’s largest independent film network and FilmFestivals.com, the leading information and practical application services for the film festival community, have struck a strategic alliance aimed at providing...

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