Bruno Chatelin Elected Board Member of European Film Academy

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Bruno Chatelin of EFA
Bruno Chatelin

Bruno Chatelin co-founder of and the European media partner of Eko International Film Festival has been elected a member of the prestigious board of the European Film Academy (EFA). The announcement of the new board was made by the 2,500 members at the 24th European Film Awards in Berlin on December 3, 2011, where Yves Marmion was reelected as the Chairman of the board.

Bruno Chatelin recognized as a leading authority in the motion pictures industry is the former Managing Director of UGC Twentieth Century Fox France, previously with Columbia TriStar Films, France. In 1995, he initiated and managed the joint venture between French major UGC and FOX and led it to the leading position in the French market. Mr. Chatelin brings experience in promotional strategies for interactive media. He has created two commercial websites for small-business entrepreneurs (individuals working from home, or companies with fewer than 10 people). He holds an MBA from HEC (École des hautes études commerciales). He is a voting member for Cesar academy, European Film Academy and co chair of Hollywood European Awards. He has served in several film festival juries.

About the European Film Academy
The creation of the European Film Academy (EFA) was the initiative of a group of Europe’s finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards Ceremony held in November 1988. EFA was finally founded in 1989 as the European Cinema Society by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. Wim Wenders was elected as first chairman of the association which two years later was renamed European Film Academy. In 1996, he followed Ingmar Bergman as president of the EFA while British producer Nik Powell was elected as chairman of the EFA Board. He was followed by French producer Humbert Balsan who was chairman from 2003 until his sudden death in 2005. Current EFA Chairman is French producer Yves Marmion.

The European Film Academy (EFA) now unites more than 2,500 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. The programme includes conferences, seminars and workshops, and a common goal is to build a bridge between creativity and the industry. These activities culminate in the annual presentation of the European Film Awards.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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