Nominations Now Open for International Film Festival Summit Excellence and Audience Choice Awards

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today that nominations are now open for their two annual award programs to be given out at this years International Film Festival Summit taking place December 4-6, 2011 in Austin, Texas.

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today that nominations are now open for their two annual award programs to be given out at this years International Film Festival Summit taking place December 4-6, 2011 in Austin, Texas.

The two award programs for 2011 are the Excellence Awards and the Audience Choice Awards, and the deadline for submissions has been set for November 18th.

The IFFS Excellence Awards, for the fifth time, will honor and pay tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals. Festivals continue to provide a vital intersection where the major stakeholders in the entertainment industry converge. For decades the tireless work of the film festival professional has made monumental impacts on the industry for individual filmmakers, buyers, sellers, and countless organizations involved in entertainment. Nominations for the 2011 IFFS Excellence Awards can be made at https://iffsexcellenceawards.questionpro.com/

Again in 2011, the Audience Choice Awards will present two different awards, the Image Award and the Livre d’ Or, for the best festival movie poster and festival program booklet respectively. All finalists will be featured and displayed in the Festival Gallery onsite at the summit in Austin. Attendees at this year’s conference will have the opportunity to vote for each award, which will be presented at a reception during the summit. Nominations for the 2011 IFFS Audience Choice Awards can be made at https://audienceawardsiffs.questionpro.com/

This year another exemplary group of individuals will be nominated and honored by their peers and an esteemed panel of judges. The awards will be announced and presented at a ceremony taking place during this year's IFFS in December.

Prizes for the IFFS Excellence and Audience Choice Awards will be provided by Bennett Awards and Print Mafia.

The 2011 International Film Festival Summit will feature top film festival 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.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 IFFS include: AAA Flag & Banner, Bennett Awards, Brown Paper Tickets, CineCause, Cinetransformer, Film Festival App, Creative Communications Sales and Rentals, CUBE, Doodson Insurance Brokerage, The Emblem Source, Eventbrite, Event Live Expo, Find Festival Jobs, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Greencopper Publishing, Hertz Entertainment Services, Texas Film Commission, In Ticketing, K2Imaging, Karl’s Event Rental, The MY HERO Project, National Event Services, N’Take, Open Air Cinema, Sound Mind Events, Sonicbids, Tessitura Network, Ticketfly, VolunteerLocal, Weldon, Williams, & Lick, Worldwide Ticketcraft, XOMO, Zevia, Celebrity Access, MovieMaker, and The Hollywood Reporter.

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

For those interested in learning more about the International Film Festival Summit please contact Laurie Kirby at laurie(dot)kirby(at)michaelbass(dot)com or 626-470-6043.

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