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Report from executive committee meeting - Reggio Calabria12/06/05


Reggio Calabria, Italy

Those present were : Janine Bertrand , Golam Rabbany Biplob, Maretta Dillon, Berndt Lindner, Christina Marchese representing Juan Carlos Arch, Paolo Minuto, Raivo Olmet, and Atle Hunnes Isaksen (Reporter). While Astrid Friberg, Jon Iversen and Massimo De Grandi were absent.

Paolo discussed the recent Experimental Jury at the Kish Film Festival in Iran and it is now expected that there will be a full jury at the 2006 Festival. Astrid's report was not received before the meeting but it was received post the meeting and is included below.

A proposal with regard to the bulletin/magazine was received and approved and it is planned that the first edition will come out in July 05.

The committee discussed several items including website update, participation by IFFS/FICC in seminars and other festivals including European Children's Film Academy.

The 2005 Edition of the International Festival of Film Societies was also discussed. Feedback from the delegates had been welcomed - discussion centered on the length of the festival and whether it should be shortened to bring more focus, the need to build in screening fees to sales companies/distributors when budgeting for the festival , marketing of the festival including the programming to a wider audience and as early as possible.

Further discussions with regard to Constitutional Modifications to be brought forward at the General Asssembly were discussed. A sub-committee to include Janine, Paolo and Biplob was agreed and their task was to produce a document that could be circulated to members ahead of the General Assembly.

The proposed location of the General Assembly in Brazil was discussed again. The question of travel expenses, particularly for the Asian groups was highlighted. It was decided that final negotiations must be completed before the end of August in order to allow organisation of the General Assembly. The dates are now set for the December 8-11, 2005.

The committee approved the plaques used by IFFS/FICC in awarding prizes during the festival and a further 20 plaques are now to be ordered.