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Bruno Chatelin handed out the Award for Best Film from the festival circuit to Michel Hazanavicius

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  The International Film Festival Summit Europe IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)...  The award was handed by Bruno Ch...

The program of the International Film festival Summit Austin

    11:00am   Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens     12:15pm – 12:45pm   First-time IFFS Attendee Orientation Laurie Kirby, Esq Executive Director IFFS     1:15pm – 1:25pm   State of the Industry Address Laurie Kirby, Esq Executive Director IFFS     1:30pm – 2:30pm   Opening Keynote “Pushing the Boundaries” Ted Hope has been recognized as o...

IFFS International Film Summit returns to Paris April 2 and 3, 2013

Last year was great fun at IFFS Paris, with exciting panels and prestigious panelists. Laurie Kirby, Bruno Chatelin co chair with Cannes Market Jérôme Paillard and Lionel Chouchann the man with 150 film festivals editions. We are gearing to a new edition in Paris next april 2 and 3.     Start planning now and ask for our partner prefered rate with a 50€ discount. See you all in Paris. Bruno Chatelin The IFFS  is the only annual conference & trade ...

The International Film Festival Summit - IFFS returns to Austin December 2- 4, 2012

The 9th Annual International Film Festival Summit 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...

Bruno Chatelin handed out the Award for Best Film from the festival circuit to Michel Hazanavicius

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@ The International Film Festival Summit Europe IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)...  The award was handed by B...

Ambiance from the Festival Summit Europe, Award, panels, pictures, sketches and video

                                Bruno Chatelin, Jérôme Paillard, Lionel Chouchan, Laurie Kirby    

The sketches of the IFFS Summit Europe panelists by Nesta Morgan

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http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/nesta_morgan Nesta's.fest21.com, the Signature Sketch collection of caricature filmic moments in the festival community... "I storyboard, and design film and tv sets. My sketchbooks are full of the character and environment settings of both cinema and literary worlds, they are my own original storyboard collection of festival travel sketches, with pen and paper. Nesta's Sketch Collection covers The Berlinale Talent Campus, Edinburgh Film & ...

Awards to Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist during The Festival Summit in Paris 2012

The International Film Festival Summit Europe -IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 G ...

IFFS Europe The Fest Summit Agenda april 3 & 4

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2012 IFFS EUROPE - PARIS - CONFERENCE AGENDA Tuesday April 3, 2012 Co-chairs:  Bruno Chatelin Chief Operating Officer FEST21.COM FILMFESTIVALS.COM Scott Hillier Festival Director European Independent Film Festival 8:30 am - Registration Opens ...

Michel Hazanavicius will be awarded with the "Festival Film of the year Award" at IFFS Fest Summit in Paris april 3

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The International Film Festival Summit Europe -IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit announced today that they will honor Michel Hazanavicius the  director of The Artist with the "Festival Film of the year Award"  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)... 2011 saw...

The International Film Festival Summit (April 3 and 4 in Paris) announce Bruno Chatelin and Scott Hillier IFFS Europe co-chair

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today that Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com & fest21.com and Scott Hillier, Festival Director, European Independent Film Festival will serve as the two Conference Co-Chairs for the International Film Festival Summit Europe taking place April 3-4th in Paris, France.   As Conference Co-Chairs, Bruno and Scott will take a leadership role in shaping the content and curriculum of the IFFS Europe. The 20...

The International Film Festival Summit Europe returns to Paris this spring

The 6th International Film Festival Summit Europe will be held in Paris, April 3-4, 2012 at the very "chic" Paris Hilton, gathering an exclusive roaster of festival executives from around the world. It will offer two creative days for benchmarking, learning and sharing with peers, sponsors and media. Come back very soon for more details on the Conference Agenda. The event is organized by IFFS (in ...

The International Film Festival Summit Europe will return to Paris April 3 and 4

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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 filmfestivals.com fest21.com, 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...

International Film Festival Summit kicked off, packed room and creative sharing...Day 1

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9:30 - 9:45 am  Opening Remarks by Bryan Lhuillier Founder & Chief Product Officer Shiftboard, Inc. 9:45 - 10:45 am  Panel “In the Trenches: Festival war stories” This panel will provide a curated discussion of the best and worst of festival war stories.  Panelists and the audience will share stories from decades of dealing with filmmakers, sponsors, and party crashers. (Names will be changed to protect the guilty and innocent) The spirit of this panel is meant to be a hi...

Matthew Modine to Deliver Fireside Chat at International Film Festival Summit in Austin

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      The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today that Matthew Modine, Award-winning Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer will be participating at the annual IFFS taking place December 4-6, 2011 in Austin, Texas.   Matthew will engage in a dialogue with IFFS participants to provide an actor's view on film festivals, and what attracts above-the-line players to film festivals. The Fireside Chat, which will be hosted by Robin Bronk, CEO ofT...

Bruno Chatelin will attend The Film Festival Summit in Austin (Dec 4/6) with a busy agenda

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2011 Conference Agenda in Austin, Sunday December 4th, 2011 2:00 pm Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm First-time IFFS Attendee Orientation 3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions ...

How to Attract Above-the-line Players to Your Festival

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A International Film Festival Summit Fireside Chat with Matthew Modine: How to Attract Above-the-line Players to Your Festival Hosted by: Robin Bronk, CEO The Creative Coalition Laurie Kirby, Executive Director of the International Film Festival Summit, has announced that Award-winning actor Matthew Modinewill be joining the 8th annual event and participating in a special ‘Fireside Chat’ – How To Attract Above-the-Line Players to Your Festival, a dialogue with IFFS participants to provide ...

The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) relocates to Austin

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today that the 2011 International Film Festival Summit will be taking place in Austin, Texas. The 2011 IFFS, which will take place December 4th-6th, will bring together over 250 film festival directors and executives from all across the United States, Canada, and Latin America. The International Film Festival Summit, which had previously taken place in New York and Las Vegas, is entering their eighth year and focuses on topics in the film f...

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...

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...

Festival Summit Las Vegas December Agenda

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2008 CONFERENCE AGENDAregister online at http://filmfestivalsummit.com/SUNDAY DECEMBER 7, 2008 11:00am Registration Opens 1:45pm- 2:00pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions 2:00pm- 2:45pm Opening Keynote Presentation by 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 revoluti...

Opening Night - Kirby and Sington

Outgoing NIFF Executive Director Laurie Kirby and David Sington, director of Opening Night film In the Shadow of the Moon, enjoy the Opening Night party.

Ojai Film Festival Rolls Credits on 8th Annual Event with Award Winners

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The Ojai Film Festival, with its mission of “Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film”, completed its 8th annual festival Sunday with an awards brunch and sold out best-of-festival screenings. Throughout the festival (October 4 – 7) audiences were treated to an array of powerful and inspiring films with filmmaker Q & A’s after most screenings. Malcolm McDowell served as the Master of Ceremonies for the awards brunch, with highlights including screenwriter Alex Kurtzman presenting an E...

Ojai Film Festival Rolls Credits on 8th Annual Event with Award Winners

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The Ojai Film Festival, with its mission of “Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film”, completed its 8th annual festival Sunday with an awards brunch and sold out best-of-festival screenings. Throughout the festival (October 4 – 7) audiences were treated to an array of powerful and inspiring films with filmmaker Q & A’s after most screenings. Malcolm McDowell served as the Master of Ceremonies for the awards brunch, with highlights including screenwriter Alex Kurtzman presenting an Enric...

The Ojai Film Festival program line-up revealed

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The Ojai Film Festival with its mission of “Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film” and its focus on documentaries and narrative features, announced the full program line-up today for the 2007 Ojai Film Festival, Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7. David Sington’s exceptional documentary, Ron Howard Presents In The Shadow Of The Moon (ThinkFilm), opens the 2007 Ojai Film Festival as a free screening at the Libbey Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater, on Thursday October 4 at 7:30 p.m. In...
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