2008 International Film Festival Summit To Begin Dec. 7

LAS VEGAS,(RushPRnews)12/03/08— The 5th Annual International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announces that the Tribeca Film Festival, Indie Memphis and Enta USA will take part in a panel discussion that will help to get the best out of ticketing as well as companies that would be beneficial to your festival, at the summit taking place December 7-9, 2008 in Las Vegas.

The session entitled “Unlock your Festivals Ticketing Potential” will take place Tuesday, December 9th at 1:45 pm and be moderated by Bruno Chatelin, COO, Filmfestivals.com.

Ticketing and box office operations remain one of the most critical areas that a film festival can focus on. A number of strategies exist in which festivals can improve their box office solution resulting in increased revenue, a larger audience and better filmmaker experience.

This panel will provide a comparison of ticketing and pass models addressing pros and cons along with companies to consider working with. Hear what models are appropriate for your festival, printing issues, day of sale issues and more.

Panelists include Keith Weckstein, Director of Ticketing, Tribeca Film Festival, Erik Jambor, Executive Director, Indie Memphis, and Brian Arnone, VP of Business Development, Enta USA.

Some of this year’s attendees include: AFI Fest Presented by Audi, Atlanta Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Bside, Starz Denver Film Festival, FilmThreat, Palm Springs International Film Festival, River Run International Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Gen Art, San Diego Asian Film Festival, DC Shorts Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, AFI Dallas International Film Festival, SXSW, Variety, Withoutabox and many, many more.

The 2008 IFFS Presenting Sponsor is Withoutabox. Platinum sponsors include B-side with Gold sponsors Enta USA and The NEB. Other sponsors include: Agile Ticketing, Avid, AAA Flag & Banner, AREA 4, Eyesoda.com, inticketing, Festival Media Corporation, Filmfestivals.com, FilmMaker Magazine, FilmThreat, MovieMaker, NAMAC, Production Hub, Qube Digital Cinema and Variety.

About International Film Festival Summit (IFFS):

The International Film Festival Summit is the only annual conference and trade show for professionals from the film festival industry. The IFFS provides a platform for the community to explore ways to collaborate and promote the advancement of the film festival industry. This is a place to dialogue with your peers, share insights and gain knowledge that will help you grow your film festival and foster sustainability. The IFFS is dedicated to providing resources, information and avenues of communication for industry professionals and the entertainment industry. For IFFS Europe visit www.iffseurope.com. For IFFS North America visit www.filmfestivalsummit.com.

Contact Information
Caylin Caruso
International Film Festival Summit

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