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Bruno Chatelin stands for Re-election to the Board of The European Film Academy

I am extremely proud to be a member of the European Film Academy which some describe as the Oscars of Europe and I feel extremely honoured that my fellow members have voted me to their Board two years ago.

Your support will be much appreciated for the next election which will renew nine positions including Chairman, Deputy Chairperson and six board members.

Thank you!

Bruno Chatelin


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Bruno Chatelin

After graduating from HEC Business School, Bruno Chatelin started as an account director with international advertising agencies (JWT, Masius and Publicis) before he served as marketing director and managing director with Sony and UGC Fox in France where he released over 150 films including such blockbusters as ID4, HOOK, CLIFFHANGER, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, PHILADELPHIA, DRACULA, THE DOORS, THE BARON MUNCHHAUSEN, ALICE, and REMAINS OF THE DAY.

In 2000 he became a digital pioneer and entrepreneur of the net, co-founding and, leading web portal and social network for the festival community listing 5,000 festivals world-wide.

He also ran a film school and film studio in Cherbourg and a TV production company in Tunisia where he produced 50 episodes of Who wants to be a millionaire, for ENTV, the national Algerian TV.

He founded the French production company Emotion Film Factory in 2011 and runs the consulting agency Major Buzz Factory, specialized in online marketing for the entertainment industry.


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My background: Business School, Ad Agencies, Distributor, and digital pioneer and entrepreneur.
Founder of  Major Buzz Factory (Film marketing consulting) and Emotion Film Factory (film production)


Bruno Chatelin, HEC alumni, began his marketing career with large international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, handling large accounts such as Kellog’s Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...


Former film distributor


He started in 1985 working for Sony and 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: Remains of the Day), Francis Coppola (Dracula), Steven Spielberg (Hook), Woody Allen (3: Alice…), Sean Penn, Tom Hanks (3 Philadelphia…), Al Pacino, Scorsese, Michael Bay, Roland Emmerich but also Schwarzenegger (3: Total Recall, T2,), Stallone (4: 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 and which regularly partner with the largest festivals (Cannes, Mifed, Toronto, Locarno, Venice…) and has serves over 4000 festivals worldwide and a community of 370 000 unique monthly visitors, and newsletter subscribers base of 115 000.

The company was one of VOD international pioneers (2001) and has opened a film and festival matchmaking community leading the way in many ways..


He runs a consulting boutique Major Buzz Factory

Specialised in online marketing for the entertainment (film, music mostly), websites design and animation and web 2.0 actions  


Production company associate founder in Emotion Film Factory: “Emotion in Motion”

Producer of Ensemble (16 minutes short on the Imam from the Mosque de Paris) who saved 1600 Jews during WW2)by M. Fekrane) which won the Banlieuz’ Art top prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

4 films in preproduction including Twisted directed by Enrique Gabriel, with Caterina Murino, Gael Garcia Bernal, Claudia Gerini, Gina Gershon, Martina Stella, Jordi Molla 
In Talks with Vincent Gallo, Viggo Mortensen.


Marketing and Sales Agent consultant with Bristol Media International

I have been in charge of many film sales including Anton Chekhov’s The Duel by Donald Rosenfeld (Executive producer of The Tree of Life, Cannes Palme d’Or…), Sweet Mud, Late Fragment, Les Petites Vacances, Hats Off, Ensemble, Revolution by Rob Stewart…




Jury member in many important film events.


Jury President of Deir-el-Qamar short film festival in Lebanon

President and Producer of Fastrack 2005 Students International Short Film Competition in Cherbourg

Co Producer and co chair of the European Holywood Awards with Paula Wagner and Carlos de Abreu, Los Angeles

Jury member at several festivals FunchalFestival Pris de Courts Paris, Fantasporto Porto, ECU, CINERGIA Lodz , Bahamas International Film Festival 2012, Regiofun Katowice 2013… 


Panelist and moderator

Club Culture et Cinéma   « Valorisation du cinéma d'auteur, indépendant, et du patrimoine cinématographique »

Cannes Festival 2004-2011  Producer of the “Future of Cinema Salon”  series of panels

Cannes Short Film Corner : marketing independent film 

Locarno Festival 2008 Producer of the “Future of Cinema Salon” series of panels”

Bahamas Film Festival Marketing, Distribution and Festivals

FAS Screen Training Ireland: Screen Leaders “Which business models” 

Moderator and speaker at festival forums in Zombathely, Vilnius, Berlin 

International Film festival Summit Advisory Board Member

Las Vegas & Film festival Summit Europe

panelist and moderator: Film Festivals: Innovative Use of Digital Technologies, Media & Film Festivals: Roles and Relationships, Harness the Power of the Internet, Funding & Sponsorships: How to Get It, How to Keep Them Coming Back …



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