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By Film Threat Staff | December 2, 2004

Our own Chris Gore will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming International Film Festival Summit, Dec. 7-8, in New York City at the Hudson Hotel.
Chris has chosen to speak at the International Film Festival Summit as part of his continued effort to bring the festival community together: “Film festivals are exploding across the United States and worldwide, so it’s about time the industry had its own event. The economic benefits for cities lucky enough to have a hot film festival are obvious, and the benefits to independent filmmakers seeking adoring audiences are enormous.”
This will be the largest ever gathering of professionals from the film festival industry. This is not a place to watch films or meet with filmmakers, but a place where film festival professionals, local government and corporate marketing executives can speak with their peers, share insights and gain knowledge that will help them grow their film festival and keep it thriving or help understand the value of festival sponsorship opportunities and the impact on economic growth in communities.
Festival founder Todd Brockman from the Entertainment Technology Alliance ( has been going to major film festivals for over thirteen years and he realized that there was a need to build stronger alliances if the festival community is going to continue growing at the rate that it currently is. According to Brockman, “The Film Festival industry needs a way to share information and create better efficiencies, it is our intention that this annual event will create an environment where everyone is welcome to collaborate, learn, and share information.”

For more info, visit the Internatioanl Film Festival Summit website.

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