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

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  M21 EDitions: offices 89 passage Choiseul, a mere 7 minutes walk from the convention. Cocktail Reception Hosted By  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

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

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...

IFFS Europe Adds Executive Director

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....

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

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...

2007 International Film Festival Summit Addresses Impact of Technology on Content and Film Festivals

One of the main theme's at this year's IFFS the convergence of technology with film festivals, and several issues relating to this topic will be addressed in a morning session on Monday, Dec. 3rd. The film and entertainment industries realize the evolution of technology is seriously impacting how content is promoted and delivered. The 2007 IFFS will address digital content shedding light on this evolving landscape. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2007 -- The 4th Annual International Film Fes...

The Inaugural IFFS Excellence Awards

The Inaugural IFFS Excellence Awards will be presented at the December program and for the first time, 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...

Kathy Loizou, Shivani Pandya, Ginnie Atkinson,

Operations & Management: Avoid the Pitfalls  Operations and management is an area of utmost importance for successful film festivals impacting every aspect of your festival from the audience to filmmakers. With a myriad of solutions and methods including ticketing, box office management, budgeting, and volunteer management where should you begin? This group of panelists will address best practices highlighting t

Tim Grohne Stewart Till Peter Buckingham

Stewart Till CBE, Chairman, UK Film Council Tim Grohne, VP International Sales, First Look InternationalPeter Buckingham, Head of Distribution & Exhibition, UK Film CouncilFestival Filter: Understanding How the Film Festival is a Critical Outlet for the Distribution of Independent Film The vast majority of film festivals and films in the world are not the majors or blockbuster hits. This being the case, festivals

Funding and Sponsorship

Funding is unequivocally the most important issue that festivals and management must deal with. How to effectively target, contact, pitch, and retain sponsors and other forms of funding can be a difficult challenge to overcome for even the most seasoned professional. Moderator: Bruno Chatelin, Chief Operating Officer, Filmfestivals.comFrancesco di Cesare, Marketing Manager, Venice Film Festival Andrea Galante, Director, Milano International Film Festival   What do sponsors want most: ROI...

Harness the Power of the Internet

 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

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...

Blogging from London next week around the Festival Summit in London

I will be reporting from the Cuberland in London next week at the Festival Summit Europe. ...

IFFS Europe calling for speakers

IFFS Europe Call for speakers and papers is now open The International Film Festival Summit Europe will launch april 18th, 2007 in London at the Cumberland Hotel is a supporting media partner of IFFS Europe. The Conference Curriculum Overview and Call for Papers for the Summit taking place April 18, 2007 in London at The Cumberland Hotel is currently open until February 15th, 2007. Waco Hoover co founder of the summit states "The 2007 IFFS Europe Advisory Committee brings toget...

Ready to fly to the festival summit in Vegas? yes ready with a stress

Ready but with a slight stress. My tickets due from DHL two days ago should only be delivered to my home 3 hours before take off :-( "Run Bruno Run" Is my pass ok? well I am sure they will tell me eventually, enough technology built in this official bit of paper How about liquid through customs? I was not planning to bring wine anyway, tooth paste? perfume??? travel light bruno Due to speak on a panel at the summit next tuesday afternoon:subject: Film Festivals- Innovative Use of Digital Te...