Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

Bruno Chatelin has been named Advisory Board Member of the Chelsea FilmFestival in New york

The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences around the world. Next edition to be held October 16 -19 , 2014

He also is sitting as Advisory Board Member at
The Bahamas International Film Festival

BIFF is dedicated to providing the local community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. The 11th edition of the Film Festival will be held on December 4 - 14, 2014. BIFF attracts enthusiastic local & international media coverage and continues to invite leading film professionals and distributors.

The International Film Festival Summit

IFFS 2014 // December 7-9 // Austin, TX

Founded in 2002, IFFS 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 festival operations.

ANIMAZE Montreal Animation International Film Festival

ANIMAZE International Animation Film Festival will screen animation features, shorts and experimental film. Industry conferences, panels and international co-productions will be facilitated. Workshops on the state of the art(s). Public film festival screening, panels and educational platform for children. A student film contest challenge from all graduate level animation film schools across the province of Quebec and Canada.

European Film Academy

A member of the Academy since 1990, he served as Board Member 2012 2013

Founded in 1988, the European Film Academy now unites 3,000 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting Europe’s film culture.

Every year, the various activities of the European Film Academy culminate in the ceremony of the European Film Awards which are presented jointly with EFA Productions gGmbH. In a total of 21 categories, among them European Film, European Director, European Actress and European Actor, the European Film Awards annually honour the greatest achievements in European cinema.

The awards ceremony takes place in Berlin every second year. In the other years, the Awards travel: London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Tallinn and Malta.

The 26th European Film Awards took place in Berlin on 7 December 2013. This year's 27th European Film Awards will take place in Riga on 13 December.

Académie des Cesar

A member since 1987.

The French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques is the institution that is dedicated to french films and those who make them and that organises this third route to recognition in France.

About Bruno Chatelin

My background: Business School, Ad Agencies, Distributor, and digital pioneer and entrepreneur.
Founder of filmfestivals.com Major Buzz Factory (Film marketing consulting) and Emotion Film Factory (film production)

Bruno Chatelin, french Business School HEC alumni, began his marketing career with the largest international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, handling accounts such as Kellog’s, Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...

Former film distributor

He started in 1985 working for Sony and UGC FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched over 200 films and has worked closely with key creative talents.

To name just a few: Claude Lelouch, Costa Gavras, Terry Giliam (3 films: Baron Munchausen, 12 Monkeys, Fisher King), Stephen Frears, Keneth Branagh, James Ivory (2: Remains of the Day), Francis Coppola (Dracula), Steven Spielberg (Hook), Woody Allen (3: Alice…), Sean Penn, Tom Hanks (3 Philadelphia…), Al Pacino, Scorsese, Michael Bay, Roland Emmerich but alsoSchwarzenegger (3: Total Recall, T2,), Stallone (4: Rambo 2/3, Cliffhanger… ), Van Damme (2) and many more.

After Sony he merged 20th Century Fox with UGC in 1995 and quickly put the company in the N° 2 position on the market

Online pioneer

He co founded filmfestivals.com and fest21.com which regularly partner with the largest festivals (Cannes, Mifed, Toronto, Locarno, Venice…) and has serves over 4000 festivals worldwide and a community of 370 000 unique monthly visitors, and newsletter subscribers base of 115 000.

The company was one of VOD international pioneers (2001) and has opened a film and festival matchmaking community leading the way in many ways..

He runs a consulting boutique Major Buzz Factory

Specialized in online marketing for the entertainment (film, music mostly), websites design and animation and web 2.0 actions

Production company associate founder in Emotion Film Factory: “Emotion in Motion”

Producer of Ensemble (16 minutes short on the Imam from the Mosque de Paris) who saved 1600 Jews during WW2)by M. Fekrane) which won the Banlieuz’ Art top prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

4 films in preproduction including Twisted directed by Enrique Gabriel, with Caterina Murino, Gael Garcia Bernal, Claudia Gerini, Gina Gershon, Martina Stella, Jordi Molla

In Talks with Vincent Gallo, Viggo Mortensen.

Marketing and Sales Agent consultant

I have been in charge of many film sales including Anton Chekhov’s The Duel by Donald Rosenfeld (Executive producer of The Tree of Life, Cannes Palme d’Or…), Sweet Mud, Late Fragment, Les Petites Vacances, Hats Off, Ensemble, Revolution by Rob Stewart…

Jury member in many important film events.

Jury President of Deir-el-Qamar short film festival in Lebanon

President and Producer of Fastrack 2005 Students International Short Film Competition in Cherbourg

Co Producer and co chair of the European Holywood Awards with Paula Wagner and Carlos de Abreu, Los Angeles

Jury member at several festivals Funchal, Festival Pris de Courts Paris, Fantasporto Porto, ECU, CINERGIA Lodz , Bahamas International Film Festival 2012, Regiofun Katowice 2013…

Panelist and moderator

Club Culture et Cinéma « Valorisation du cinéma d'auteur, indépendant, et du patrimoine cinématographique »

Cannes Festival 2004-2011 Producer of the “Future of Cinema Salon” series of panels

Cannes Short Film Corner : marketing independent film

Locarno Festival 2008 Producer of the “Future of Cinema Salon” series of panels”

Bahamas Film Festival Marketing, Distribution and Festivals

FAS Screen Training Ireland: Screen Leaders “Which business models”

Moderator and speaker at festival forums in Zombathely, Vilnius, Berlin...


Comment Facebook vous fourgue des likes bidon$

Vous ne vous êtes jamais demandé pourquoi votre timeline parait de moins en moins active?
Pourquoi vos publications sont si peu vues?

La faute au filtrage de Facebook et au business des Click Farms en Inde Bangladesh Pakistan...
Y compris sur les likes que vous ciblez avec vos campagnes...

Evidence Facebook's revenue is based on fake likes.
My first vid on the problem with Facebook: http://bit.ly/1dXudqY
I know first-hand that Facebook's advertising model is deeply flawed. When I paid to promote my page I gained 80,000 followers in developing countries who didn't care about Veritasium (but I wasn't aware of this at the time). They drove my reach and engagement numbers down, basically rendering the page useless. I am not the only one who has experienced this. Rory Cellan-Jones had the same luck with Virtual Bagel:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-...

The US Department of State spent $630,000 to acquire 2 million page likes and then realized only 2% were engaged.http://wapo.st/1glcyZo

I thought I would demonstrate that the same thing is still happening now by creating Virtual Cat (http://www.facebook.com/MyVirtualCat). I was surprised to discover something worse - false likes are coming from everywhere, including Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. So even those carefully targeting their campaigns are likely being duped into spending real money on fake followers. Then when they try to reach their followers they have to pay again.

And it's possible to be a victim of fake likes without even advertising. Pages that end up on Facebook's "International Suggested Pages" are also easy targets for click-farms seeking to diversify their likes. http://tnw.co/NsflrC

Thanks to Henry, Grey, and Nessy for feedback on earlier drafts of this video.


Les nommés du prix spécial des blogueurs, qui sera décerné le 10 avril prochain lors de la remise du Prix COAL 2014


Pour sa cinquième édition, le Prix COAL s'ouvre à la communauté web 2.0 avec le prix spécial des blogueurs, qui sera décerné le 10 avril prochain lors de la remise du Prix COAL 2014, par un jury composé de huit blogueurs référents, aux blogs proches de l'univers de COAL avec des thématiques liées à l'art, l'environnement et à la ville de Paris.
Les dix projets finalistes du Prix COAL 2014, consacré cette année au thème « Paris », verdissent, bousculent et ré-enchantent la ville pour en faire la capitale du monde de demain. Le « Coup de cœur COAL des blogueurs », qui mettra à l'honneur l'une de ces dix propositions, sera dévoilé lors de la cérémonie de remise du Prix COAL, le 10 avril prochain au Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, en présence des artistes, des blogueurs et du jury. .

Le jury des blogueurs
Nicolas Baechel pour We Got Talent, qui révèle les talents, les artistes et l'actualité artistique internationale.
Ganaël Bascoul pour Soon Soon Soon, le blog des tendances, évolutions et innovations ou le « comment vivre demain ».
Fabien Bouchard pour Ufunk, un regard décalé sur l'art, la culture et les nouvelles technologies.
Romain Colin pour Fubiz, le meilleur de la culture créative contemporaine.
Alizée English pour Dettachée de Presse, le blog qui surfe sur la vague créative entre art, design, inspirations et stratégies marketing.
Flore Michelot pour Éco Créateurs, un univers green entre éco-création, art, upcycling et Do It Yourself (DIY).
Anne-Sophie Novel pour De Moins en Mieux, un carnet de bord sur l'écologie, les alternatives durables, l'innovation sociale et l'économie collaborative.
Nathalie Zaouati pour The Parisienne, le guide pratique et culturel parisien qui conjugue tendances, nouveautés et découvertes.

Les dix projets nommés sont :
A Lake for Les Halles, Helen Mayer et Newton Harrison (USA, Nés en 1929 et 1932)
Archipels, Étienne de France (France, Né en 1984)
End of Life, Christina Hemauer et Roman Keller (Suisse, Nés en 1973 et 1969)
High Diversity, Åsa Sonjasdotter (Suède, Née en 1966)
Marcher, Photographier, Geoffroy Mathieu (France, Né en 1972)
One Beat One Tree, Naziha Mestaoui (Belgique, Née en 1975)
OOZ, Natalie Jeremijenko (Australie, Née en 1966)
Plunge Paris, Michael Pinsky (Royaume-Uni, Né en 1967)
Urban Replanning, Igor Ponosov (Russie, Né en 1980)
Verdecuratoda...voi, Ettore Favini (Italie, Né en 1974)

Le jury du Prix COAL 2014
Claude d'Anthenaise, Conservateur en chef du Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
Fabrice Bousteau, Rédacteur en chef de Beaux-Arts Magazine
Patrick Degeorges, Philosophe, idées émergentes et stratégiques au Ministère de l'Écologie
Valérie Duponchelle, Critique d'art au Figaro
Pierre-Henri Gouyon, Biologiste spécialisé en sciences de l'évolution, en botanique et en écologie, Professeur au Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
Catherine Larrère, Philosophe, professeur émérite à l'Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne, Présidente de la Fondation de l'Écologie Politique
Dominique Lestel, Chercheur en philosophie au CNRS, affecté à l'Université de Tokyo
Laurent Le Bon, Directeur du Centre Pompidou Metz
Jacques Martial, Président de l'Etablissement Public du Parc et de la Grande Halle de la Villette
Raphaël Ménard, Directeur de la prospective, Groupe Egis
Pierre Oudart, Directeur adjoint chargé des arts plastiques à la Direction générale de la création artistique du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Le Prix COAL Art et Environnement
Depuis 2010, le Prix COAL Art et Environnement, d'une valeur de 10 000 euros, récompense chaque année le projet d'un artiste contemporain sur les questions environnementales. Le Prix COAL est placé sous le haut patronage du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, du Ministère de l'Écologie, du Développement durable et de l'Énergie et du Centre national des Arts Plastiques. Il bénéficie du soutien du groupe Egis. La cérémonie est organisée en partenariat avec le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Hédonie et l'agence de communication responsable Limite.


Woody Allen: what is your relationship with death

"My relationship with death remains the same, I am STRONGLY against it..."
We filmed this in Cannes at his press conference, it is one of our favourites clips, and clearly an audience pleaser, by the number of views.


Poster project for the new documentary An Animator's Journet: Meet our Master Gerald Potterton


Revolution gets more Festival Selections and Awards

I have been helping Revolution's talented filmmaker Rob Stewart with his festival strategy since August (38 festival selections and 7 awards so far).

Revolution wins RELEVATE Impact Film Forum

Compathos Foundation, screens social and environmental impact films in the Bay Area. Nov 5 screening The Engage Award is all about engaging a global audience on multiple levels and includes campaign development, providing educational resources, and audience engagement.  "It was important for us to include online resources in our Viewers Guide at the event and we truly appreciate the extra effort that passionate filmmakers put into creating these types of valuable resources for t...

Partnership with Fantasporto in Oporto - Portugal

I am getting ready to report on the opening of Fantasporto, sharp teeth and Vampire Academy opening and some tastings of Porto of course.

I don't know about you...but I really look forward to watching this in Porto, Something special.

Plus this edition is also something special for mario Dorminsky...I am really happy to be the online media partner of the festival this year again, what are friends for...

Guest of OFAJ in Berlin for Prix Dialogue en Perspective

I was invited in Berlin to contribute to promoting Office Franco Allemand pour la Jeunesse, a wonderful initiative  which invited 7 young film fans  to judge films from Perspektiv Deutsches Kino. 3 germans, 3 french and one Israelian.

posing with the winner Anderswo by Ester Amrami.


Promoting As Greek as it Gets for Berlin

We are regularly helping film company connect with their international market.
We are currently helping Little Studio Films to promote their next film at EFM.
The program we designed for them specifically:
Sending an eBlast to 12 000 dedicated to film and festivals
Promoting on filmfestivals.com in the weekly Newsletter reaching 165 000 subscribers and in the Berlinale EFM dailies

“AS GREEK AS IT GETS” from Australian screenwriters Helene and Peter Paroulakis and will be presenting the project at the 2014 Berlinale to territorial distributors and potential co- production partners. Hoping to follow the box office and cross cultural success of the Nia Vardalos film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, the producers, Alexandra Yacovlef and Alexia Melocchi , have decided to celebrate their cultural roots by taking on the material of father and daughter writing team, Helene and Peter Paroulakis, of Australian and Greek nationalities, who will be acting as executive producers. “As Greek as it Gets” is a comedy of mistaken identity and the pursuit of love and one’s dreams primarily set in the beautiful island of Mykonos, Greece.
See you in Berlin


Mes festivals 2013

Un joli parcours des festivals en 2013

Berlin (Board Meeting EFA, Berlinale, EFM)


Cannes (Lancement Four Senses, Fashion TV Red Carpet Lounge...)

Villerville (Création / Lancement du Festival ...Patrick Braoudè à la fenêtre)

Jakarta Inamovie (Lancement du Marché)

Spoletto (Board Meeting EFA)

Festival de Montreal

Festival de Rabat (Lancement du Marché)

Molodist Festival de Kiev

Regiofun Festival de Katowice (Jury Member)

American Film Festival in Vroclaw (Board Meeting EFA)

Amazonas Film Festival Manaus

Santo Domingo Festival Cine Global Dominicano

Berlin European Film Awards

Cinema Verite Teheran


Michael Bay missed it...it can happen, even to the best directors

A blank moment in your powerpoint presentation? This can happen to anyone when prompters go crazy.


Top 10 festivals ranking?

Take a Vote to establish your Top 10 Festivals in the world ranking

Click here to take survey

Herewith the list of A Festivals, listed by date in the year:

Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, Tribeca, Cannes, Locarno, Montreal, Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian

Which one goes first (cannes?), second...
You will be the judge...

Take the quick poll and vote online to establish the audience ranking.

So Far:

N°1: Cannes
N°2: Berlin
N°4: Toronto
N°5: Sundance
N°6: Rotterdam & Tribeca
N°8: Montreal
N°9: San Sebastian
N°10: Locarno


Happy New year to all of our readers

I will keep the sleigh...(got it in Santa Domingo)

Sundance and Berlin Promotion

Take center stage in the festival circuit : blast your press releases, promote in our dedicated Newsletters...

We produce dailies for the key festivals and specific newsletter blasts .

We bring Market Dailies, Glamour, Biz and Buzz from AFM, Cannes, Venice, Montreal, Toronto, San Sebastian, Sundance, Berlin, Locarno and many more.

Bruno Chatelin has Jury Duty & Master Class in Katowice

Super pub, et très virale


Les Hashtags pour les nuls

Peur de ne pas avoir l'air assez branché Réseaux Sociaux?
En voici quelques uns qui peuvent vous être utiles.

#RT : Retweet. A glisser au début du tweet que vous souhaitez republier sur votre flux : il signifie que vous n’êtes pas l’auteur du message original. La courtoisie demande tout de même de citer l’initiateur du tweet !

#LRT : Last Retweet ou Retweet précédent. Si vous voulez commenter le tweet que vous venez de retweeter.

#TL : Tweet-list ou Timeline. Il s’agit de l’intégralité des messages des personnes que vous suivez. Certains l’appellent aussi le flux, tout simplement.

#LT : Live-tweet. A ne pas confondre avec #TL ! Il s’agit d’un compte rendu détaillé, minute par minute d’un événement auquel vous assistez… Ou d’un programme que vous regardez ! Les plus célèbres sont sans aucun doute les live-tweets de l’Amour est dans le pré, ou #ADP pour les twittos !

#FF : Follow Friday. C’est l’un des hashtags qui revient le plus fréquemment. Tous les vendredis, vous pouvez conseiller à votre #TL (Tweet-list ou Timeline, pour ceux qui n’auraient pas suivi) des comptes à suivre comme celui de @marieclaire_fr par exemple…

#TGIF : Thanks God It’s Friday, ou Dieu merci, c’est vendredi ! A utiliser pour signaler votre joie d’être –presque- en week-end !

#Jeudiconfession : Envie d’avouer un petit secret vous concernant ? C’est le jeudi que cela se passe grâce à ce hashtag !

#ThrowbackThursday : Le retour en arrière du jeudi. C’est l’occasion de publier une ancienne photo sur Twitter ou Instagram, comme le fait régulièrement Kim Kardashian par exemple.

#OOTD : Outfit of the day, ou tenue du jour. Un hashtag spécialement créé par et pour les modeuses qui aiment poster leur look du jour sur les réseaux sociaux ! Existe aussi dans les dérivations #NOTD pour Nails of the day (Manucure du jour), #SOTH pour Shoes of the day (Chaussures du jour), etc…

#JDCJDR : Je dis ça, je dis rien. Un hashtag un peu ironique à glisser quand on fait une remarque à quelqu’un…

#LesGens : Un hashtag ironique également, qui vise à critiquer un groupe de personne. Par exemple : « Les gens qui racontent leur vie sur Twitter #Lesgens »

#PornFood : Les utilisateurs des réseaux sociaux, Instagram en particulier, aiment beaucoup étaler les photos de leurs plus belles créations culinaires… Le hashtag #PornFood ou #Foodporn vient illustrer un plat tellement beau qu’on n’oserait presque pas le manger !

#Sachezle : A utiliser pour énoncer un fait important, que tout le monde devrait connaitre. Par exemple : « Le compte @marieclaire_fr est le plus important à suivre, #sachezle ! »

#Insta : Instafat, Instamiam, Instamanucure… Tout hashtag commençant par #insta symbolise un instant de vie capturé. A nous de le compléter avec le suffixe adéquat !

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