IFFS Announces International Film Festival Summit Europe Conference Co-Chairs

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today that Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com & fest21.com and Scott Hillier, Festival Director, European Independent Film Festival will serve as the two Conference Co-Chairs for the International Film Festival Summit Europe taking place April 3-4th in Paris, France.

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We are honored and delighted that such esteemed industry leaders such as Bruno and Scott will be chairing this year’s event held in The City of Light.

The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today that Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com & fest21.com and Scott Hillier, Festival Director, European Independent Film Festival will serve as the two Conference Co-Chairs for the International Film Festival Summit Europe taking place April 3-4th in Paris, France.

As Conference Co-Chairs, Bruno and Scott will take a leadership role in shaping the content and curriculum of the IFFS Europe. The 2012 IFFS Europe will bring together over 100 film festival directors and executives from across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

“We are honored and delighted that such esteemed industry leaders such as Bruno and Scott will be chairing this year’s event held in The City of Light," said Laurie Kirby, Executive Director, IFFS. "Both represent the pinnacle of the film festival world and their contributions are immeasurable."

Featured Speakers include: Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Tiina Lokk, Director, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival; Anu Kiviloo, Managing Director, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival; Neeme Kari, Development Director, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival; Kirill Raslogov, Program Director, Moscow International Film Festival, Sannette Naeye, CEO, CineKid Foundation; and Andrea Galante, Festival Director, Milano International Film Festival.

The 2012 International Film Festival Summit Europe 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.

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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