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A few good news from the festival circuit I Bienvenue sur le blog de Bruno avec quelques news en français du circuit des festivals francophones. Laissez moi un commentaire quand vous le pouvez.


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I have been working with film festivals and helping filmmakers for the past 20 years in various capacities. There was only one big lesson I learnt in festivals: Cannes can work miracles for you, if you do the right thing with the right people : dare, work hard and be creative in each of your actions.


As a film distributor I have worked on 180 films including first film (the brothers McMullan by Ed Burns, Indian Runner by Sean Penn, Boyz’ n the Hood by John Singleton which launched his film career in Cannes. I also handled major blockbusters like T2, Independence Day, Hook, Cliffhanger, Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia… opportunity for a close work with Woody Allen, Scorcese, Coppola, Terry Gilliam, Oliver Stone, Brian de Palma, Lelouch…

As  Marketing Director for Columbia Tri-Star Films France I broke several Box Office and company records.

I was appointed Managing Director in charge of setting up and running  the new Joint Venture between Twentieth Century Fox and French major UGC.

I have attended over 300 festivals and had films in many of them,  I ran an international  festival in Cherbourg dedicated to student film and observed festivals as guest, jury, president, panelist or reporter I am an advisory Board Member of 5 Festivals LeMIAFF, CIFF, BIFF, The Film Festival Summit.
My passion for festivals and independent film led me to launch after my distribution days the leading portal for the festival community: and fest established 1995.

I am elected member of the Board of European Film Academy, voting member at Cesar and chair of the International Film Festival Summit Europe.

I have started a consulting boutique focused on online communication and entertainment   because I love sharing my knowledge and helping people connect with each other.

Founded in 2006 by film and festival veteran Bruno Chatelin, Major Buzz Factory offers strategic consulting, communication and marketing services to Distributors, Educators, Film Festivals and Independent Filmmakers around the world.


Whether you are a launching a new film, starting a new festival or trying to elevate an existing event, we can help gain speed, legitimacy and awareness.


·         Global Marketing – Publicity - Communication - Online strategy

·         Sales representation

·         Creation of  Sales documents

·         Trailer

·         Online presence, tools and strategy, website, blog and social networks community management

·         Viral campaigns

·         Festival strategy

·         Solicitation of major and regional film festivals

·         Promotion kit for festival presentation once the film is selected

·         Assistance with Cannes survival kit and promotion  (25 years of experience on the biggest film market on earth)





·         Industry outreach and development

·         Selection of jury members

·         Panel creation and moderation

·         Selection of panelists

·         Outreach to celebrities

·         Outreach for awards and master classes



·         Sponsorship and fundraising strategy

·         Marketing and publicity: positioning,  communication tools, posters, trailers, marketing and sales documents

·         Assistance in programming, access to European series…

·         Install the event on the festival map, through trade communication

·         Profile the festival  to filmmakers, media, buyers and sales agents

·         Boosting the appeal to filmmakers and fast-track film submission

·         Strategic and creative help with special events

·         Advise on catalog and marketing materials





·         Available for speaking opportunities, lectures and juries

·         Produce film conferences: Future of Cinema Series with high profile industry guests, moderation, sponsoring,  partnerships

·         Create special events, trailer retrospectives, film series and host filmmaker Q&A’s


Above some of the films I enjoyed the most distributing (with a locally designed marketing and creative strategy, with local success against a mediocre US and International Box Office) Long story...

Please contact me at brunochatelin at 


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This Blog in french, is managed by Bruno Chatelin

It covers the french film festivals circuit with ambience and news.
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HEC, publicitaire chez Intermarco Publicis, DMM et JWT puis distributeur chez Sony Pictures (Directeur Marketing) de 1987 à 1995 puis UGC FOX (Directeur Général de 95 à 97, à la création du GIE)

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