English Bio

My background: 
Business School, Ad Agencies, Film Distributor (Sony, UGC - Fox)
Digital pioneer and entrepreneur.
Founder of filmfestivals.com  
Major Buzz Factory (Film marketing consulting) 

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 films: Remains of the Day…), Francis Coppola (Dracula), Steven Spielberg (Hook), Woody Allen (3 films: Alice…), Sean Penn, Tom Hanks (3 films: Philadelphia…), Al Pacino, Scorsese, Michael Bay, Roland Emmerich, Schwarzenegger (3 films: Total Recall, T2, Last Action Hero), Stallone (4 films : 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 served over 6.000 festivals worldwide and a community of 370 000 unique monthly visitors, and newsletter subscribers base of 178 000.
The company was one of VOD international pioneers (2001) and has opened a film and festival matchmaking community leading the way of many digital new developments in the industry.

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

He founded the production company Emotion Film Factory and left it to develop his own film projects via MBF

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 top prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival and over15 festival wins.

Marketing Festival and Sales Agent consultant

International film marketing in Cannes (latest showcase was Bilal by Barajoun Ent premiered with red carpet and award in Cannes and Annecy 2016)
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 and Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes, Les Petites Vacances, Hats Off, Ensemble, Revolution by Rob Stewart running on the fest circuit the past 3 years, over 150 festival selections, Pseudonym...
In 2017: The Evil Within, The Unwilling, Offensive, Bloodline, Lies we Tell
Curator of Ones to Watch Film selection promoted for festival selections

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.

Bruno Chatelin is 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

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.
Animation Day in Cannes 2015 - 2016 May 18
Producer founder of ADIC -The first edition held at Grand Hotel Gardens Horyou Village www.animationdayincannes.com

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 Glasgow World of Film Festival, Funchal, Festival Pris de Courts Paris, Fantasporto Porto, ECU Paris, Chelsea Film Festival New York, Golden Trailer Awards New York 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 2004-2017 Partner of Marché du Film - Producer of the “Future of Cinema Salon” series of panels Producer of Animationin Cannes
Cannes Short Film Corner : marketing independent film
Locarno Festival 2008 Official Partner - Producer of the “Future of Cinema Salon” series of panels”
Bahamas Film Festival 'Marketing, Distribution and Festivals', filmmaker residency program mentoring
FAS Screen Training Ireland: Screen Leaders “Which business models”
Moderator and speaker at festival forums in Zombathely, Vilnius, Katowice, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris Las Vegas and Austin editions of the Interniational Film Festival Summit…

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