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Seville European Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and More to Speak at 2010 International Film Festival Summit

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2010

The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today the speakers for their panel focused on what film festivals are doing right in today’s environment taking place April 8-9, 2010 in Amsterdam.

The moderator for the panel will be Javier Martin-Dominguez, Artistic Director, Seville European Film Festival, and speaking will be Despina Mouzaki, Director, Thessaloniki International Film Festival; Rutger Wolfson, Director, International Film Festival Rotterdam; Mick Hannigan, Festival Director & CEO, Corona Cork Film Festival; and Jorgen Ramskov, CEO, Copenhagen Film Festivals.

The presentation entitled, “What’s Really Going on?” will discuss where film festivals will be in the next five years, and what topics will be the most pressin. “There has been a great deal of scrutiny on what some say are problems with the current festival model,” said Waco Hoover, CEO, International Film Festival Summit. “Festival directors and executives spent all year with their nose to the grind in order to make their festival the best it can be. This panel is the perfect opportunity to hear from industry leaders, and discuss the future for film festivals.

The 2010 International Film Festival Summit Europe 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 2010 IFFS will feature the top industry leaders and directors attending including: Holland Film, Film Finders, Dublin International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, Cinema du Reel, Promotion MEDIA, Public Relations Ltd., Sponsorship Consulting Limited, Stockholm International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, LesGaiCineMad, Animez International Festival of Animation and Computer Games, CI & Vi, Taormina Film, Cork Film Festival, IDFA, German Film Export Union, Filmkontakt Nord, London Independent Film, Seville European Film Festival, Bond University, Filmfestivals.com, Gareth Jones Media Services, International Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Myspace.com, and Bitfilm Festival.

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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PHOENIX, AZ, (PRWEB) June 9, 2004

El Trafico, an independent short film from Volarefilms LLC, makes its Western European premier at the 5th annual Filmstock International Film Festival in the UK. The film festival, scheduled to run from June 1st through June 15th will exhibit “El Trafico” as part of its slate of short and feature length films and documentaries.

Directed by first time filmmaker Marco Santiago, the story reflects the growing violence involved in the trafficking of humans. Set in Southern Arizona, the story depicts a young boy who gets caught-up in the underworld of human traffickers. “El Trafico” is one of a series of short films directed by Marco Santiago that deal with immigration issues in the United States, human trafficking in general, and their associated violence. “We feel that this film is as timely as you can get considering the current events in the United States and the rest of the world, and Filmstock is a great place to premier this film.” says Marco Santiago, director of “El Trafico”. “El Trafico is only the beginning. The plan is to continue to crank out content that is relevant, creative, and emotionally impacting.” he continues.

Along those lines, Volarefilms LLC is currently in production of a feature length documentary film titled “Into the Border”. In production since July 5th 2003, the documentary deals explicitly with the border issues in Arizona. Also in Production is a short film titled “Once Upon a Time in the Desert”, set to complete filming at the end of June, as well as a 30 minutes short film titled “86″, set to go into production in the September/October time frame. Volarefilms is also developing a feature length film, titled “Volare”, set to go into production in mid 2005.

For more information regarding the short film “El Trafico”, or for a copy of the “El Trafico” Press Kit, visit http://www.volarefilms.com/Projects/ElTrafico1/eltrafico.htm or contact Marco Santiago. IMDB information can be obtained at


Volarefilms LLC is an Arizona based independent film company engaged in the development and production of feature length motion pictures, film shorts, and documentaries with the aim of creating works that are commercially viable, culturally significant, intellectually satisfying, and emotionally impacting.


Marco Santiago

Volarefilms LLC



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