Milano International Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival to Deliver Fireside Chat at the International Film Festival Summit Europe

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced the speakers for their Fireside Chat entitled, “The Art & Science of Programming Film Festivals” for the annual IFFS Europe taking place April 3-4, 2012 in Paris, France.

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced the speakers for their Fireside Chat entitled, “The Art & Science of Programming Film Festivals” for the annual IFFS Europe taking place April 3-4, 2012 in Paris, France.

Moderating the discussion will be Laurie Kirby, Esq., Executive Director, International Film Festival Summit, and the featured speakers will be Andrea Galante, Festival Director, Milano International Film Festival and Kirill Raslogov, Program Director, Moscow International Film Festival.

This discussion will address the selection process and the merits and de-merits of programming based on talent. This seasoned group of professionals will share their insights and secrets surrounding the art of programming. Attendees will walk away with a cursory look into the behind-the-scenes decision-making process.

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 +1-626-470-6043.

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