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IFFS The International Film Festival Summit Europe

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.
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View the highlights of last Paris edition!


Program day 2 final sessions

Sponsors Share Their Success Stories and Initiatives for the Future
Moderator: Jon Fitzgerald, President, Right Angle Studios
Doug Cole, Director of Entertainment Marketing, Hewlett Packard
Darren Michele Gipson, National Director, SAGIndie
Bob Donlon, Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Video & Audio Manager, Adobe

Guerilla PR for Film Festivals
Chris Gore, President, FilmThreat

Festival Filter: Understand How the Film Festival is an important outlet for the distribution of independent film
Moderator: Peter Belsito, Executive Vice President, Film Finders
Ron Henderson, Artistic Director, Starz Denver Film Festival
Denise Kasell, Executive Director, Hamptons International Film Festival
Mark Fishkin, Founder/Director, Mill Valley Film Festival

Withoutabox Submissions is the most widely used program of its kind in the world. Over 100,000 filmmakers have used the System to submit to hundreds of festivals since 1999.

OUTside In: New Solutions for Addressing and Highlighting LGBTQ Content at Mainstream Film Festivals
Moderator: Jennifer Howd, Founding Partner, Punkmouse
Alexis Fish, Executive Producer, Shortbus
Stephen Macias, SVP of Corporate Communications & PR,
here! Networks
Lisa Vandever, Director, Cinekink
John Baez, Founding Partner, Punkmouse

Marketing a Festival: Formulating a Successful Strategy
Moderator: Jon Fitzgerald, President, Right Angle Studios
Jeff Rose, CEO, The Rose Group
Kelly Marshall, Public/Media/Filmmaker Relations, Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
Tanya Kersey, Founder & Executive Director, Hollywood Black Film Festival
Yarrow Kraner, Founder & President, Hatchfest

A Guided Tour: Next-Generation Festival Management Software
Bill Predmore, CEO, POP

Film Festivals- Innovative Use of Digital Technology
This panel examines how film festivals around the world have used digital technology to make their events stand out, both on-screen and off-screen. Some of the most cutting edge festival organizers and technology solutions providers from Europe, Asia and the Americas will share their experiences and give examples of technical innovation for every budget. From super high definition on the largest screen to creating a festival on your cell phone, this will be a master class for anyone keen to understand and learn more.
Moderator: Patrick von Sychowski, Director of Digital Business Development Europe, Deluxe
Gabriel Wardell, Executive Director, Atlanta Film Festival
Barry Rebo, Chairman, Emerging Pictures
Bruno Chatelin, Chief Operating Officer, Filmfestivals Entertainment Group

Integrating the Local Community for Support and as a Resource for your Festival
Lisa Samford, Executive Director, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Gabriel Wardell, Executive Director, Atlanta Film Festival
Toni Powell, Festival Director, Heart of Gold International Film Festival (Australia)
Clea Tammes, Edinburgh International Film Festival Program Producer, Senior Publicist for The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival

Contract Negotiations: Theatres, Venues, Receptions
Laurie Kirby Esq., Executive Director, Newport International Film Festival
Matt Dentler, Conference & Festival Producer, SXSW

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About IFFS The International Film Festival Summit Europe

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

Please email us for details

Do not miss the Certified Film Festival Professional (CFFP) program, which is the only certification for those in the industry

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