The 2016 AFCI Creativity Awards

The AFCI has re-launched the "Marketing Awards" now titled the Creativity Awards for 2016. The FREE contest is an AFCI Member benefit, a unique opportunity and platform for global film commissions to showcase their efforts in attracting film productions through the creative promotions they've created over the past 18 months. 

The contest opens Monday, June 6, 2016, the deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 31, 2016.

AFCI Members can submit to the following categories:

  1. Best Logo*
  2. Best Promotional Swag*
  3. Best Ad Design*
  4. Best 360 Experience**
  5. Best Video Reel**
  6. Best Website Design*
  7. Best Production Guide*

* denotes categories that accept the following file types: jpg, .gif, or .png
** denotes categories that accept the following file types: 
.avi, .flv, .mpg, .mp4, .m4v .mpeg, .mov, or .wmv

Film commissions can submit to one or all categories listed. Each category will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes (certificates) and be judged by our partnering vendor, the Audience Awards' global audience of over 100,000 people.

The contest's top prize is the Best Overall Campaign Award. Film commissions that submit to more than five (5) contest categories are eligible to be nominated to take the top prize (certificate).

The Best Overall Campaign designation will be awarded to ONE film commission selected exclusively by an independent judging panel assembled by the AFCI comprised of: 

  • Larry Laboe, Executive Director, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
  • Marjorie Galas, Editor, Variety 411
  • Elliot Kotek, Editor-In-Chief, Beyond Cinema Magazine
  • Ivana Massetti, Founder, Women Occupy Hollywood
  • Kent Matsuoka, Locations Manager and Producer 


​Creativity Awards Voting

The Creativity Awards submission window closes July 31, 2016 with contest voting commencing on August 1 - 19, 2016.  

Voting is open to the public at large. To participate in the voting process, voters must register as a user on The Audience Awards (TAA) website at

Once registered as a user, voters can then cast their vote for any entry within any category for the Creativity Awards. Users can cast a vote once a day each day during the voting period (August 1- 19).

Film commission participants of the contest are also eligible to participate to vote.

For additional information regarding voting terms and eligibility see the YOUR TAA Account and Voting Terms and the TAA FAQ page.

Winners will be announced at Cineposium 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia between September 22-24.

Click the button below for instructions on how to register for the 2016 Creativity Awards

Creatvity Awards Registration Guide


The 2016 Creativity Awards is powered by the Audience Awards, dubbed the best video contest platform on the planet. The Audience Awards is a community of 100,000 strong that defines synergy with an understanding of the filmmaking experience. The Audience Awards is an opportunity to promote creative works on a large scale to new faces beyond traditional social media models.

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