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IFFS The International Film Festival Summit Europe's blog


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.
Pictures and Video coverage panels excerpts and Interviews

View the highlights of last Paris edition!

http://www.filmfestivalsummit.com/


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What Do Your Colleagues Have to Say About the IFFS?

 
“Dear IFFS,
 I’m writing to thank you you and all your team for putting together such a great conference. As a full-time event producer who is interested in film festival planning and organization I felt that IFFS offered really solid insights and food for thought....and terrific connections.” 
~ Christina Fotinelli, Events Producer, NYC
 “What a well run conference you had.  Completely organized and perfect socializing!  I loved the music venue off site.”
 
~  Shari Violas, President USA, Robertson Taylor   
“Dear IFFS organizers, 
Thank you very much for the opportunity of being part of the International Film Festival Summit. This was a great experience: thanks to your great job, a group of great people (both participants and the panelists) and a place itself. I believe American Film Festival in Wroclaw will strongly profit from the knowledge and contacts acquired at the IFFS. Hope we can meet in the future, so please keep me updated on next editions and good luck!”
~ Ula Śniegowska, Programming Director, 1st American Film Festival
 “Many kudos to you and the organizers....IFFS appears to grow in quality each year”
~ Marty Thacker, Executive Director, Gig Harbor Film Festival
 “One of the reasons that I find the International Film Festival Summit to be so valuable is the connection I’m able to build with folks from other film festivals around the world. For most of the year we’re all grinding away in isolation trying to make our events as strong as possible. At the annual IFFS, we get the chance to interact with each other, share ideas and discuss the challenges we all face. It fosters a real sense that we’re all in this together and encourages collaboration and brainstorming. Remarkably, every single year I’ve attended I’ve walked away with at least one good idea to implement right away at our own festival. And often, because of the close contacts I’m able to make there, I’ve been able to draw upon the expertise of my peers year-round. And so I’d say, most definitely, because of the IFFS and the people who attend, we have become a better festival.” 
~ Andrew Rogers, Executive Director, River Run International Film Festival 
“IFFS is a must-attend event for film festivals of all sizes. Whether your fest is two years old, or 20, working with a budget of $20,000, or $2 million, EVERY FEST, no matter how big or how small, walks away from this conference with new friends, new ideas and an energized outlook on the future of film festivals!!” 
~ Robin Laatz, Director, San Diego Film Festival 
“SIFF’s presence at the IFFS enabled our organization to reach industry sponsors with materials about out programs. We were able to approach sponsors, like Samsung, with detailed proposals based on their presentations at the IFFS. Samsung came onboard as a Premier Sponsor of the 2006 IFFS.”
~ Nancy Kennedy, Development Director, Seattle International Film Festival
 “In the ever-changing film festival landscape, the International Film Festival Summit provides an environment where fresh ideas are discussed and solutions to consistent problems found—whether you’re a festival of 20 films or 200.”
~ Brit Whithey, Artistic Director, Starz Denver Film Festival
 “The International Film Festival Summit is the only time each year I get to hang out with my peers: fellow festival planners, programmers, directors and producers and talk about the business of planning a film festival.”
~ Gabriel Wardell, Executive Director, Atlanta Film Festival
“It’s great to see the international film festival community finally have an event of its own. The IFFS is a winner, bringing festivals of every size and genre together for an invaluable exchange of ideas and opportunities.” 
~ Barry Rebo, CEO, Emerging Pictures
Why Should You Attend IFFS ?
Keynote presentations from the industry’s most accomplished professionals and thought leaders. 
Three full days of networking opportunities with film leaders and executives from around the country. 
An exhibit area that will allow you to learn about new products and services that can save your organization money and improve the quality of your festival. 
Topical panel discussions and workshops on the most critical and timely issues. 
Meet valuable new contacts from all over the country in a convivial and professional atmosphere.
During social and networking events you will have the opportunity to build new relationships and reinforce existing ties with the film industry.
A conference curriculum that offers a broad choice of educational opportunities for professional development, both for yourself and the organization you work for.
Hear from inspirational panelists and keynote speakers from the film industry.
Share ideas, aspirations, problems, and solutions with peers and colleagues.
Develop a more intimate understanding about the industry and compare your situation with others.
Learn about current trends and innovative ideas.
Understand best practices and applications through case study presentations.
Solve and debate issues while consulting with industry experts.
The top-notch setting and activities in Paris.
A conference experience that will allow you to recharge your batteries, and also see a valuable return on your investment.
What Do Your Colleagues Have to Say About the IFFS?
“Dear IFFS,
 I’m writing to thank you you and all your team for putting together such a great conference. As a full-time event producer who is interested in film festival planning and organization I felt that IFFS offered really solid insights and food for thought....and terrific connections.” 
~ Christina Fotinelli, Events Producer, NYC
 “What a well run conference you had.  Completely organized and perfect socializing!  I loved the music venue off site.”
 
~  Shari Violas, President USA, Robertson Taylor   
“Dear IFFS organizers, 
Thank you very much for the opportunity of being part of the International Film Festival Summit. This was a great experience: thanks to your great job, a group of great people (both participants and the panelists) and a place itself. I believe American Film Festival in Wroclaw will strongly profit from the knowledge and contacts acquired at the IFFS. Hope we can meet in the future, so please keep me updated on next editions and good luck!”
~ Ula Śniegowska, Programming Director, 1st American Film Festival
 “Many kudos to you and the organizers....IFFS appears to grow in quality each year”
~ Marty Thacker, Executive Director, Gig Harbor Film Festival
 “One of the reasons that I find the International Film Festival Summit to be so valuable is the connection I’m able to build with folks from other film festivals around the world. For most of the year we’re all grinding away in isolation trying to make our events as strong as possible. At the annual IFFS, we get the chance to interact with each other, share ideas and discuss the challenges we all face. It fosters a real sense that we’re all in this together and encourages collaboration and brainstorming. Remarkably, every single year I’ve attended I’ve walked away with at least one good idea to implement right away at our own festival. And often, because of the close contacts I’m able to make there, I’ve been able to draw upon the expertise of my peers year-round. And so I’d say, most definitely, because of the IFFS and the people who attend, we have become a better festival.” 
~ Andrew Rogers, Executive Director, River Run International Film Festival 
“IFFS is a must-attend event for film festivals of all sizes. Whether your fest is two years old, or 20, working with a budget of $20,000, or $2 million, EVERY FEST, no matter how big or how small, walks away from this conference with new friends, new ideas and an energized outlook on the future of film festivals!!” 
~ Robin Laatz, Director, San Diego Film Festival 
“SIFF’s presence at the IFFS enabled our organization to reach industry sponsors with materials about out programs. We were able to approach sponsors, like Samsung, with detailed proposals based on their presentations at the IFFS. Samsung came onboard as a Premier Sponsor of the 2006 IFFS.”
~ Nancy Kennedy, Development Director, Seattle International Film Festival
 “In the ever-changing film festival landscape, the International Film Festival Summit provides an environment where fresh ideas are discussed and solutions to consistent problems found—whether you’re a festival of 20 films or 200.”
~ Brit Whithey, Artistic Director, Starz Denver Film Festival
 “The International Film Festival Summit is the only time each year I get to hang out with my peers: fellow festival planners, programmers, directors and producers and talk about the business of planning a film festival.”
~ Gabriel Wardell, Executive Director, Atlanta Film Festival
“It’s great to see the international film festival community finally have an event of its own. The IFFS is a winner, bringing festivals of every size and genre together for an invaluable exchange of ideas and opportunities.” 
~ Barry Rebo, CEO, Emerging Pictures
Why Should You Attend IFFS ?
Keynote presentations from the industry’s most accomplished professionals and thought leaders. 
Three full days of networking opportunities with film leaders and executives from around the country. 
An exhibit area that will allow you to learn about new products and services that can save your organization money and improve the quality of your festival. 
Topical panel discussions and workshops on the most critical and timely issues. 
Meet valuable new contacts from all over the country in a convivial and professional atmosphere.
During social and networking events you will have the opportunity to build new relationships and reinforce existing ties with the film industry.
A conference curriculum that offers a broad choice of educational opportunities for professional development, both for yourself and the organization you work for.
Hear from inspirational panelists and keynote speakers from the film industry.
Share ideas, aspirations, problems, and solutions with peers and colleagues.
Develop a more intimate understanding about the industry and compare your situation with others.
Learn about current trends and innovative ideas.
Understand best practices and applications through case study presentations.
Solve and debate issues while consulting with industry experts.
The top-notch setting and activities in Paris.
A conference experience that will allow you to recharge your batteries, and also see a valuable return on your investment.
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About IFFS The International Film Festival Summit Europe

Chatelin Bruno
(IFFS)

6th Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe in Paris will take place April 3 - 4, 2012, leading to Las Vegas Summit December, 2012

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