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Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas with Bruno Chatelin

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The Bahamas FInternational Film festival will run Dec 6 -9 in Paradise island and 10-15 in Eleuthera. On that occasion Bruno Chatelin (former film distributor) and jury Member at the Festival will offer a keynote on film marketing.   ·         Studio to indie what will work for you.  I will share key lessons I learnt when marketing major studio films at Sony and Fox and how this can apply to independent film marketing. · &...

Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas with Bruno Chatelin, jury member at Bahamas International Film festival

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  Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas ·         Studio to indie : what will work for you.  I will share key lessons I learnt when marketing major studio films at Sony and Fox and how this can apply to independent film marketing. ·         Success stories in film distribution :   The story and the vision behind the success of Philadelphia, Slee...

The jury members of The 9th Bahamas Film Fest

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  Bruno Chatelin Short Film Bruno Chatelin, HEC Business School alumni, began his marketing career in 1979 with large international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, where he handled accounts such as Kellog’s Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...  Former film distributor He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC 20th Century FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched ...

Vampires Ball closing Fantasporto

So crowed we could not get in after 20 minutes in the queue! Big success 

Hell Fantasporto Award Winner trailer

FANTASPORTO 2012 AWARDS   32nd FANTASPORTO, 24 February to March 3, 2012. FANTASPORTO 2012 AWARDS FANTASY SECTION Best Film Award Fantasporto Hell - Tim Fehlbaum (Ger) Jury’s Special Award Bellflower - Evan Godell (USA) Best Direction Susan Jackobson - The Holding (UK) Best Actor Alexis Diaz de Villegas - Juan de los Muertos (Spa/Cuba) Best Actress Hannah Herzsprung – Hell (Ger) Best Screenp ...

LOOKING BACK, Cinema's greatest moments... BLADERUNNER (1985)

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Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012 What better film to be honored at a 'Fantastic' film festival than the classic Sci-Fi film Bladerunner (1982)! At the 32nd International Film Festival of Porto (Fantasporto), which took place February 20 to March 3, 2012, the film was screened as an homage to cinemas of the future. Directed by Ridley Scott, the canonical film was based on the novel by Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick called: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" about...

Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012

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Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012 What better film to be honored at a 'Fantastic' film festival than the classic Sci-Fi film Bladerunner (1982)! At the 32nd International Film Festival of Porto (Fantasporto) the film was screened as an homage to cinemas of the future. Directed by Ridley Scott, the canonical film was based on the novel by Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick called: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" about a time in the future where androids (who look like h...

Fantasporto in Oporto

Oporto is situated near the Douro River in Porto, Portugal. It is widely know around the world for its sweet Porto wines and its unique beauty. The Douro river flows into the Atlantic Ocean providing the city with some of the country's best seafood and spectacular views. photo by Vanessa McMahon

FANTASPORTO 2012 AWARDS

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  32nd FANTASPORTO, 24 February to March 3, 2012. FANTASPORTO 2012 AWARDS FANTASY SECTION Best Film Award Fantasporto Hell - Tim Fehlbaum (Ger) Jury’s Special Award Bellflower - Evan Godell (USA) Best Direction Susan Jackobson - The Holding (UK) Best Actor Alexis Diaz de Villegas - Juan de los Muertos (Spa/Cuba) Best Actress Hannah Herzsprung – Hell (Ger) Best Screenplay Alejandro Bruguès - Juan de los Muertos (Spa/Cub...

Fantasporto 2012

Douro River in Porto, Portugal during Fantasporto festival, 2012 photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Fantasporto 2012

Image of the Douro River in Porto, Portugal during Fantasporto festival, 2012 photo by Vanessa McMahon 

GUILTY OF ROMANCE (2011) by Sono Shion, at Fantasporto 2012

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  One of the most eccentric films I have seen of late was the Japanese film GUILTY OF ROMANCE (恋の罪 Koi no Tsumi?, 2011) by auteur director Sono Shion. Reflecting the genre Japanese ‘pink cinema’, the film is about three women who find sexual freedom in unconventional ways through pink paint balloon tossing, prostitution and poetry. From the director of the films COLD FISH (2010) and HIMIZU (2011), Shion is not only a prolific director but one who shocks and pushes the envelope...

GUILTY OF ROMANCE (2011) by Sono Shion at Fantasporto 2012

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  One of the most eccentric films I have seen of late was the Japanese film GUILTY OF ROMANCE (恋の罪 Koi no Tsumi?, 2011) by auteur director Sono Shion. Reflecting the genre Japanese ‘pink cinema’, the film is about three women who find sexual freedom in unconventional ways through pink paint balloon tossing, prostitution and poetry. From the director of the films COLD FISH (2010) and HIMIZU (2011), Shion is not only a prolific director but one who shocks and pushes the envelope ...

Fantasporto 2012, news!

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For news on Fantasporto 2012 - interviews, film reviews and festival reviews- read here:    http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/fantasporto ...

Homage to Ed Wood at Fantasporto 2012

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Fantasporto 2012 (20 February - 04 March) paid homage to a series of Ed Wood films. The Ed Wood films that screened at the festival were: "Bride of the Monster" (1955), "Night of the Ghouls" (1959), "Plan 9 From Out of Space" (1959), "Glen or Glenda" (1953). In the 1950's Ed Wood was as independent as they come, having made numerous black and white low budget indie films with his signature star actor Bela Lugosi. A screenwriter, director, prod...

DRACULA at Fantasporto 2012

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    At the 2012 Fantasporto (20 February - 04 March) in Porto, Portugal, the festival paid tribute to some of the best blood sucking films in the vampire canon: "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), which screned at the Rivoli Theater follwing a screening of another vampire classic, F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" (1922).                        ...

Bellflower by Evan Godell received Jury Special Award at Fantasporto

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"The film was a hit at Sundance in 2011 and went on to make nine times its $17,000 budget. The film is written, directed and stars Evan Godell who also designed and built the camera used for shooting. This combination of old camera parts, Russian lenses, and a Digital camera give the film a visually compelling look that ties in nicely with the post Apocalyptic theme. A very unique story dealing with adulthood and the inevitable pitfalls that plague all of us as we try to find ourselves. L...

The Fantasporto 2012 Awards "Hell" (meaning contrary of dark in german)

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32nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2012 The 32nd edition of the Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto has just revealed its awards in a celebration that promoted the best films but also celebrated the Future in a Special Programme that included 17 lectures by specialists, a unique hologram exhibition, the publication of a new Science-fiction short story book and lots of sci-fi films, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the film "Blade Runner". ...

The Fantasporto 2012 Awards "Hell"

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32nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2012The 32nd edition of the Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto has just revealed its awards in a celebration that promoted the best films but also celebrated the Future in a Special Programme that included 17 lectures by specialists, a unique hologram exhibition, the publication of a new Science-fiction short story book and lots of sci-fi films, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the film "Blade Runner". A great festival i...

Fantasporto 2012

The great Sandeman image of Sandeman porto in Porto, Portugal...Fantasporto 2012 

Fantasporto 2012

This year's Fantasporto mascot outside the beloved Rivoli Theater. Fantasporto 2012   

THE MAIDEN DANCED TO DEATH (2011) at Fantasporto!

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Hungarian cinema comes to Porto during Fantasporto 2012 in Endre Hules' film, THE MAIDEN DANCED TO DEATH (2011). The film is about two brothers during Communist Hungary who were great dancers and once upon a time danced together. But while one brother kept dancing, the other gave it up. Now they meet twenty years later to dance together again. I interviewed Endre Hules a year ago before the film was finished. And now here in Fantasporto I will finally s...

Future Now Forum opening Fantasporto

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We will be reporting live from Fantasporto...Come back for our dialies. FORUM THE FUTURE NOW : 21st- 24th February                                 This forum is organized in cooperation with various entities of recognized quality in the fields of the Arts and Sciences, and it is coordinated by the Director of Fantasporto, Beatriz Pa...

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