Green Your Festival at This Year's 2008 International Film Festival Summit

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The 5th Annual International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announces that the Hollywood Green Team will take part in a panel discussion that will examine printing, signage, food/beverage, carbon offset and working with/educating the venue's event staff to ensure that the "behind the scenes" green effort is being followed, at the summit taking place December 7-9, 2008 in Las Vegas.

The session entitled "Greening Your Fest" will take place Tuesday, December 9th at 2:45 pm and will be moderated by Scott McKinlay, President of Hollywood Green Team.

Going green means leveraging whatever the resources are of any given event (budget, sponsor's, venue space, etc.) to minimize that events environmental impact. ANY event can be green, or more specifically, green-er. Walk away with proven information resources to get started with no additional costs, innovative ideas on using the media to both be green AND to get the appropriate acknowledgement and recognition for doing so.

Some of this year's attendees include: AFI Fest Presented by Audi, Atlanta Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Bside, Starz Denver Film Festival, FilmThreat, Palm Springs International Film Festival, River Run International Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Gen Art, San Diego Asian Film Festival, DC Shorts Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, AFI Dallas International Film Festival, SXSW, Variety, Withoutabox and many, many more.

The 2008 IFFS Presenting Sponsor is Withoutabox. Platinum sponsors include B-side with Gold sponsors Enta USA and The NEB. Other sponsors include: Agile Ticketing, Avid, AAA Flag & Banner, AREA 4,, inticketing, Festival Media Corporation,, FilmMaker Magazine, FilmThreat, MovieMaker, NAMAC, Production Hub, The Culture Business, Qube Digital Cinema and Variety.    

About International Film Festival Summit (IFFS):

The International Film Festival Summit is the only annual conference and trade show for professionals from the film festival industry. The IFFS provides a platform for the community to explore ways to collaborate and promote the advancement of the film festival industry. This is a place to dialogue with your peers, share insights and gain knowledge that will help you grow your film festival and foster sustainability. The IFFS is dedicated to providing resources, information and avenues of communication for industry professionals and the entertainment industry. For IFFS Europe visit For IFFS North America visit


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