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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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