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The Workshop of Workshops Developing unique 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: Phyllis Mollet, Consultant, International Film Industry Ginnie Atkinson, Managing Director, Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival Presentation at...

Cinekid Fest Monique Ruinen speaks about Cinekid Studio

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                                  Cinekid Project Manager Monique Ruinen speaks about Cinekid Studio    ...

Francesco di Cesare Marketing and Sponsoring Director Biennale

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Biennale Marketing Sponsoring Manager Francesco di Cesare speaking at the summit   April 7th panel 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Creating Value for Festival Sponsors & Supporters Wondering how you can ink more sponsorships, sign multi-year deals or just trying to solidify your selling strategy? If you answered yes to any of these questions your festival can't afford to miss this panel. Hear proven strategies to target, pitch, contact and retain sponsors year after year. Mo...

IFFS Panel: Measuring Success; where to Set the Bar?

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There are so many different definitions of success and “bigness.” There are film festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of people, and yet are not on the mainstream radar, and festivals which show only a few dozen films that are world famous. This session will address considerations and metrics for success including: number of films, number of acquisitions, celebrities, size of audience, longevity, number of impressions and reach? Most notably, these different metrics have differing ...

Chrystèle Bazin speeks about community outreach

Chrystèle Bazin Silhouette outdoor festival in Paris (Buttes Chaumont) Director speaks about her work with associations to bring local crowd of 20 000 at the oudoor screenings of short films

IFFS Europe its a wrap! We loved it

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Final conclusion of the two day event at the luxurious but loud Saint James & Albany Hotel in Paris Program of the afternoon sessions: The Workshop of Workshops   Developing unique 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. ...

Filmfestivals.com et fest21.com party

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Thank you all for attending our drinks party and wine tasting on April 7th                                     Delegates shared with us some very good and tasty moments. These were followed by a diner with "strangers" that were no longer strangers  at a typical Basque restaurant next ...

Peter Scarlet heads from Tribeca to Middle East Fest

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Abu Dhabi executives have appointed former Tribeca creative director Peter Scarlet as the new executive director at the Middle East Film Festival. He will take over from former Slamdance founder Jon Fitzgerald, who served two consecutive years and launched the Abu Dhabi fest in 2007. The third edition of the Middle East Film Festival unspools Oct. 8-17. Tribeca Film Festival had announced Peter Scarlet resignation late february. "We are grateful to Peter for his leadersh...

Sean Penn Puzzl's trailor 2

     You can tell this "Docu-mind " !

Sean penn's Puzzle

   Neither native nor naive, the movie wants to be a modern syntax, a symbolic combination of the strange pictures could be interpret personally by the spectators, at the age of globalization. ( Jean claude Serra)

Sean Penn Puzzl

   "Sean Penn's Puzzle" is not a plain docudrama. It should be seen many times to understand completely. The film is challenging our looking style to  story-telling, plot, and classical portrait of actors,etc. It's very exotic and ofcourse a tribute to Sean penn. ( Edward Mckee)

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...

Interview with Sean Uyehara Founder of the San Francisco International Animation Festival

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I had the chance to talk to Mr. Sean Uyehara, founder and programmer of the San Francisco International Animation Festival, about film, animation, and this year's fest. What's the mission of the Animation Festival? The idea is to present films that give a good overview of the state of the field.  We try to bring the best films in the field to San Francisco, and also try to shine a light on the practice of animation in general. Any major challenges with this year's festi...

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...

Masoud Amralla Al Ali jury member of Durban International Film Festival

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Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Artistic Director of the Dubai International Film Festival, has been selected as a jury member in the upcoming Durban International Film Festival. The Durban International Film Festival will be held from 23 July - 3 August at Durban in South Africa. Under the banner Love Film, Hate Xenophobia, the festival will showcase over 200 films from nearly 95 countries. Opening the festival is the African Premiere of Ralph Ziman’s Jerusalema, a gritty gangster thriller set ...

London Film Festival Launch event, Interview with Sandra Hebron

Strange as it may seem, one of the things that's almost as enjoyable as selecting the films for our programme, and almost as argued over, is the annual decision as to what the design of the Festival's marketing materials should be. As you'll see, this year we've shamelessly hijacked a series of quotes from some of our favourite filmmakers - Festival alumni, each of whom seemed to us to suggest something of the essence of the Festival.

Festival Introduction by the Director of the 65th Mostra, Marco Müller

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  Biennale Cinema  65th Venice Film Festival  We resolved, for this new-four years mandate of the Cinema Section of La Biennale (for this 65th Venice Mostra), to stop, once and for all, looking at the cinema as if it were an infallible compass. No longer did we want to ask the cinema to rescue us from a problematic, ambivalent, ambiguous present: it was up to us, instead, to stay in there, not to...

Interview with Git Scheynius, Stockholm Festival Director

Interview with Git Scheynius, Stockholm Festival Director

Interview with Frederic Maire, Locarno Artistic Director

Frederic Maire, Locarno Artistic Director, gives Bruno Chatelin a quick view on his festival for our audience.

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