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International Film Festival Summit Announces Two Exciting Panels for Day Two of 2009 Summit!

Written by: FFT Webmaster | November 25th, 2009

International Film Festival Summit


International Film Festival Summit
December 6-8, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada

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The 6th Annual IFFS will be the largest dedicated gathering of the film festival community, which provides a platform for the community to explore ways to collaborate and promote the advancement of the film festival industry. This is the exclusive meeting place for industry professionals, vendors, and those committed to the film festival and entertainment industry to dialogue with their peers, share insights, and gain knowledge that will help grow film festivals and keep the industry thriving.

This year’s summit, taking place December 6-8, 2009 at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 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 executive management.

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 1. Two New Panels Announced for the International Film Festival Summit

“Distributor Festival Strategies”

As the festival world shifts with the constant improvements in digital technology, changing economic conditions and other factors so does the distribution of Indie Film.  Hear from these Indie leaders on what they are prioritizing when making their festival strategy this year and in the future.


Mark Fishkin
Director & Founder/Executive Director
Mill Valley Film Festival/California Film Institute


Peter Belsito
Film Finders

Dan Goldberg

Clay Epstein
VP Sales and Acquisitions
The Little Film Company

Howard Cohen
Roadside Attractions

“The Rubix Cube of Programming”

Don’t miss this session on the subtleties of festival programming.  It takes an experienced cinephile to program an outstanding festival but there are still many great films from which to choose.  Take this opportunity to discuss how to prioritize selections on premiere status, release windows, distribution, media attention and more.


Kelly Williams
Film Program Director
Austin Film Festival


Phillip Luque
Operations Director
San Diego Asian Film Foundation

Tom Hall
Director of Programming
Sarasota Film Festival

Catherine Wyler
Artistic Consultant
Rochester High Falls Int’l Film Festival

Eric d’Arbeloff
Roadside Attractions

 2. Topics for the 2009 International Film Festival Summit Include:

  • Anatomy of a Festival
  • Distributor Festival Strategies
  • The Rubik Cube of Programming
  • Using Economic Impact Data to Gain Financial Support
  • Media Trends & the Internet: Streaming Content, VOD, Social Networking, and More
  • Greening Your Festival
  • Festival Marketing Strategies
  • Creative Cost Cutting Solutions
  • Jury and Your Festival
  • Year Round Film Festival Management

3.Sponsors for the International Film Festival Summit Include:

Sponsors and Partners for the 2009 International Film Festival Summit include K2 Imaging, In Ticketing, Brown Paper Tickets, SCHED, Shubert Ticketing, ClickNPrint, Enta, Tessitura Network, Bag Tags Inc., MedTech Wristbands, Karl’s Event Rental, OSA Corp., CopyCats Media, Marketing Inspirations, Pacific Link Trade, Aztec Events, XOMO, RGB Lights, Regal Tents, Mega Stage, Ticketleap & B-Side, Premier Tenting Solutions, CSI Entertainment Insurance, Seedlabs, Sound Associates, HDICAM, AAA Flag & Banner, Celebrity Access, Production Hub, Venues Today, Film Festival Today, Film Threat, MovieMaker Magazine, NAMAC, and P3 Update.

 4.How to Register for the International Film Festival Summit

Interested in Registering for the 2009 International Film Festival Summit? Please contact Wyatt Royce at (561) 277-9452 or

 5.Follow IFFS On Twitter

The International Film Festival Summit is now on Twitter! Please follow IFFS at


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