Join FilmFestivalLife at Digital Landscape in Cannes – Panel, Screening & Networking


FilmFestivalLife, Jeune chambre économique de Cannes, Festival du film Merveilleux & Imaginaire , cloud 21, Cineuropa and Utopia Film Festival calling filmmakers, producers, and distributors. Discover how to improve your strategies of digital marketing, film festival placement, sales, and distribution in a dynamic digital landscape. Learn how to effectively integrate and adopt new business techniques.

Our seasoned panelists will share their experiences to set you on the right track to push yourself forward and help you find passionate and engaging audiences to share your story.

The Panel will be followed by screening of a few shorts handpicked in Cannes. A networking session will follow soon after.

#DigitalCannes Panelists:


Moderator: Julien Tabore (Jeune Chambre Economique) 

Julien Tabore is the President of the Junior Chamber of Cannes. He studied law in New York and London and has just launched its online education platform oorikas A native of the French Riviera, it naturally wished to highlight the talents of the cinema during the International Film Festival.



Bénédicte BEAUGEOIS (Festival du film Merveilleux) 

Bénédicte Beaugeois currently runs the Festival du film Merveilleux et Imaginaire of Paris. She also shares her expertise with young professionals (directors and producers, event planners). She also works part-time with the music production company Peermusic, and as of October 2014 she has been representing the UNESCO NGO Dyslexia International.

In particular, she has, concurrently with festival, organized digital expositions (transmedia), numerous networking events and workshops about internet identity, digital communication and festival strategies.

With the help of her associative partners, she furthers her personal and professional knowledge by participating in different training sessions and conferences (digital, innovation, marketing, communication).

Gotham Chandna

Rated by Jeff Bullas as the Top 100 Twitter Users In PR, Gotham Chandna possesses a unique blend of Social Media, Experiential Marketing, Product Placement & PR under his belt. With over a decade of experience ranging from consumer goods to high-end luxury brands, Gotham has worked with very high profile individual clients, agencies, and corporations.Gotham’s passion for brand engagement and experiential marketing has led him to execute highly engaging LIVE social media campaigns during Sundance, Oscars and Cannes Film Festival, to name a few. Using his unique strategy, he drives thousands of visitors and conversions for brands. This is Gotham’s 4th year attending Cannes Film Festival.

When he is not building campaigns, he’s tracking ROI for clients, reading or meditating.

Laura Nanchino (Cineuropa)

Laura studied political science in Paris and did a European studies specialization in Brussels. Afterward, she began doing cinema in 2010 while working as an intern at the European Parliament, during which she collaborated for Prix LUX for European cinema.From 2011 to 2014, she met with the Euromed Audiovisual III team of the European Commission, whose objective was to develop the film and audiovisual sector of 10 Southern Mediterranean countries.

As the web manager of Prix LUX, she is also in charge of social networks and the database of films and professionals of, which is the main European homepage to be dedicated to cinema and audiovisuals published in four languages.

Uri Aviv (Utopia Film Festival)

Aviv is the founder and general director of the Utopia Association and its namesake festival, the Tel-Aviv International festival of science fiction and fantastic film, and its program of Science, Imagination, and Future Visions events.Among his many projects, Aviv co-founded the Israeli tech singularity un-conference, organized as guest-coordinator the Israeli Singularity week (with SingularityU), produced Viral Science, a science communication workshop and produced the culture and entertainment section of Israel’s Space Week. Aviv has also written about culture, film and science for several major news outlets.

Aviv has 17 years of experience in the culture and art NGO sector in Israel, running volunteer-based organizations and projects, and a decade of experience in systems and requirements analysis in the high-tech sector.

Aviv is a regular attendee at the Cannes International Film Festival and has curated programs and talked in film festivals and film, digital media and science communication conferences in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland and Israel.

Outside of Utopia, Aviv is Promethean, providing artistic direction and consultancy, content editing, and production to projects, events and organizations intertwining science, culture, technology, philosophy, futurism, and geek culture in general.

Ayekoro Kossou (Director and producer)

Ayekoro Kossou was born on 1972 in Benin. He left Benin at the age of three to reunite with his family in Senegal, where he would live until the age of 16. He would maintain contact with Benin where he would regularly go on vacation. He has been living in France since 1987 where he completed his grade school, high school, and university studies.
Ayekoro graduated in 1998 with a major in electronic and information technology from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and later began his professional career as an IT engineer. After a transition to studying Screenwriting and Production at the ESRA (School of Audiovisual Production) in 2009, his fascination for the 7th art would lead him to making the short documentary film Un Pas Vers Le Soulagement in 2011. He continues his path today making the short fictional film À Cœur Ouvert.

Luca Zamai (FilmFestivalLife)

Luca Zamai is the CEO and founder of FilmFestivalLife. His film career began as director of photography in the field of reportages and documentaries for international TV and film productions including Arte, ARD, Channel 4 and MTV. Since 2001, he has progressively shifted to production. management, seeing him directing and producing short films. Luca is seriously invested in his film community, often appearing as guest speaker for support initiatives and advising as a panelist for film schools and festivals.

FilmFestivalLife is an online destination for the film community to discover, reach and discuss the film festival planet. The platform provides filmmakers with the technology to plan and distribute their films to film festivals internationally, while providing programmers with the technology to make their festival program selection. If you make films or you screen films, FilmFestivalLife can connect you to the next generation of game-changers through critical planning, submitting, evaluation and opinion.


When & Where:

Eden Hotel & Spa
133 Rue d’Antibes
06400 Cannes

Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (CEST)

Register via Eventbrite: Digital Landscape in Cannes Panel- Panel, Screening & Networking

Jana Dietze

Jana Dietze is the Head of Communications at FFL. Her editorial background includes positions as Editor of N24 News channel and Editor of Fulmidas Media Agency. Her film experience is grounded in studying Film Science, Georg-August University, Göttingen. Reach her at jana(at)

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