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MEET YOUR EDITOR Bruno Chatelin - Check some of his interviews. Board Member of many filmfestivals and regular partner of a few key film events such as Cannes Market, AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Industry and Festival...Check our recent partners.  

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Bruno Chatelin stands for election to the Board of the Europan Film Academy


The European Film Academy is organizing the election of the future president of the EFA and renewal of several members of the Board. Please support the candidacy of your editor,Bruno Chatelin, former member of board who stands for re election. The online vote of EFA members on the EFA platform ends on 29 November. The new composition of the board be announced in Seville, the day after the award ceremony of the European Film Awards.


The brief statement:

I would be happy and honored to bring again to the academy my experience and network built since my Sony / Fox days and running for years, travelling on the fest circuit and connecting filmmakers to festivals...
Bruno Chatelin

Communication and business Background

Bruno Chatelin, french Business School HEC alumni, began his marketing career with the largest international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT .

Former film distributor:

He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director)
He has launched over 200 films and has worked closely with key creative talents.
To name just a few: Claude Lelouch, Costa Gavras, Terry Giliam (3 films: Baron Munchausen, 12 Monkeys, Fisher King), Stephen Frears, Keneth Branagh, James Ivory (2 films: Remains of the Day…), Francis Coppola (Dracula), Steven Spielberg (Hook), Woody Allen (3 films: Alice …), Sean Penn, Tom Hanks (3 films: Philadelphia…), Al Pacino, Scorsese, Michael Bay, Roland Emmerich, Schwarzenegger (3 films: Total Recall, T2, Last Action Hero), Stallone (4 films : Rambo 2/3, Cliffhanger… ), Van Damme (2) and many more.
After Sony he merged 20th Century Fox with UGC in 1995 and quickly put the company in the N° 2 position on the market.

Online pioneer

He co founded which regularly partners with the largest festivals and markets (Cannes, AFM, Toronto, Locarno, Venice…) and has served over 6.000 festivals worldwide and a community of 370 000 unique monthly visitors, and newsletter subscribers base of 193 000.
The company was one of VOD international pioneers (2001) and has opened a film and festival matchmaking community leading the way of many digital new developments in the industry.
He runs a consulting boutique Major Buzz Factory Specialized in online marketing for the entertainment (film, music mostly), websites design and animation and web 2.0 actions

Festival Agent and Sales Agent consultant

International film marketing in Cannes (latest showcase was Bilal by Barajoun Ent premiered with red carpet and award in Cannes and Annecy 2016) 
Curator of Ones to Watch Film selection promoted for festival selections. Resulting in other 500 festival selections.
In charge of many film sales and festival promotion including Anton Chekhov’s The Duel by Donald Rosenfeld (Executive producer of The Tree of Life, Cannes Palme d’Or…) and his last film The Craddle of Champions, Sweet Mud, Late Fragment and Future of Cinema Salon in
Cannes, Les Petites Vacances, Hats Off, Ensemble, Revolution by Rob Stewart running on the fest circuit the past 5 years, over 150 festival selections, his final movie Sharkwater Extinction, Pseudonym...
In 2017: The Evil Within, The Unwilling, Offensive, Bloodline, Lies we Tell, Dead on Arrival, To kill a Dying King, Aldabra 3D, Junod,
In 2018 Chimera, Living in the Future's Past, Living among us, Isabelle, Taipei, The Creepy Line,...

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