Sundance, SXSW, IFC, Independent Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and More to Present at the 6th Annual International Film Festival Summit

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The International Film Festival Summit announced today the final agenda and speakers for their 2009 International Film Festival Summit taking place December 6-8 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The International Film Festival Summit announced today the final agenda and speakers for their 2009 International Film Festival Summit taking place December 6-8 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The 2009 International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) will bring together over two hundred film festival professionals and entertainment executives to network, learn from one another, establish partnerships, and understand the latest trends in film festivals.

The three-day event will kick-off on December 6th with a "First-Time IFFS Attendee Orientation" to help new attendees maximize their investment and get the absolute most out of their experience. The following two and a half days will be filled with informative panel discussions, case studies, presentations, and more.

"The 6th Annual IFFS will be the most informative and fun filled summit to date," said Waco Hoover, CEO of the International Film Festival Summit. "Attendees will be able to network, learn from one another, establish partnerships, and ultimately come together to understand the latest trends in festivals and independent film."

The Summit will have industry leaders discussing the latest trends in funding and sponsorship, programming, operations and management, publicity and public relations, acquisition and distribution, technology solutions, long-term planning and sustainable growth, and the latest trends impacting the festival community.

The 2009 IFFS will feature the top industry leaders and directors attending including: SXSW, IFC, Cinetic Media, Aspen Film, San Francisco Film Society, Film Finders, New York Film Festival, HotDocs, Dallas International Film Festival, Enigma Research, Thompson On Hollywood, European Independent Film Festival, IEG, The Method Fest, Big Island Film Festival, The Woods Hole Film Feistval, Rochester High Falls Int'l Film Festival, Hollywood Black Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Foundation, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Film Threat, Phoenix Film Foundation, Atlanta Film Festival, Palm Springs Int'l Film Society, Miami International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Silverdocs Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, and many many more.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2009 International Film Festival Summit include K2 Imaging, In Ticketing, Brown Paper Tickets, SCHED, Shubert Ticketing, ClickNPrint, Enta, Tessitura Network, Bag Tags Inc., MedTech Wristbands, Karl's Event Rental, OSA Corp., CopyCats Media, Marketing Inspirations, Pacific Link Trade, Aztec Events, XOMO, RGB Lights, Regal Tents, Mega Stage, Ticketleap & B-Side, Premier Tenting Solutions, HDICAM, AAA Flag & Banner, Celebrity Access, Production Hub, Venues Today, Film Festival Today, Film Threat, MovieMaker Magazine, NAMAC, and P3 Update.

About International Film Festival Summit (IFFS):

The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) is the largest international organization representing the film festival industry. The IFFS mission is to promote and strengthen the global film festival industry through education, networking, dissemination of information, and the cultivation of high standards for the industry. The IFFS was founded in 2002 and provides the only annual conference & symposium for film festival professionals and entertainment executives to network, learn from one another, establish partnerships, and understand the latest trends in festivals and independent film. http://www.filmfestivalsummit.com.

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