AFCI Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship

AFCI Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship


Learning is a lifelong endeavor, especially for AFCI members committed to the film commission profession and to being more effective film commission representatives. To recognize this commitment, the AFCI is proud to offer the AFCI Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship Award.

The Scholarship Award provides financial assistance to an AFCI Member Film Commission administrator or staff person interested in beginning or continuing their film commission training and professional development. The Scholarship was created in memory of the late Ms. Dancy Jones, film commissioner for the State of Tennessee, USA, and also longtime AFCI Board Member and Advisor. It honors Dancy’s legendary dedication to a strong, effective AFCI organization through fostering knowledgeable film commission members worldwide.


The AFCI Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship Award provides:

  • Complimentary registration to one full AFCI University Course or Series (available online)
  • Complimentary registration to the two-day Cineposium event in any location, including meal events and access to online instruction materials for all Cineposium seminars
  • Travel stipend up to $1,000 (USD) for use within the AFCI fiscal year (calendar year) it is awarded. Stipend expires December 31st in the year it is awarded.


  • One Scholarship will be awarded for each calendar year. Scholarship Award applications are due Monday, March 27th, 2017. The Scholarship recipient will be announced at the annual AFCI Membership Meeting during AFCI Locations Show 2017 in Burbank, California.
  • The Scholarship Award applicant must be an administrator or staff person from an AFCI Interim Member or Full Member Film Commission in good standing.
  • The complimentary AFCI University and Cineposium registration and travel stipend must be used in the AFCI fiscal year (calendar year) it was awarded; in this case 2017. No carryover is allowed. The travel stipend is for reimbursement of travel expenses to Cineposium and will be awarded on presentation of proper travel receipts and actual expenses incurred. Invoice and receipts for reimbursement must be turned in by December 31st , 2017.
  • A film commission employee may only win the Dancy Jones Scholarship once.


Scholarship Award applicants must submit:

  • A completed AFCI Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship Award Application form on/by Monday, March 27th, 2017.
  • A Personal Letter on film commission letterhead summarizing the applicant’s interest in the Scholarship Award.
  • A current Resume or Curriculum Vitae.


Download Application Here


Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship
c/o AFCI
Melanie Field
3904 Central Avenue #173
Cheyenne, WY 82001  USA
Phone – 1-323-461-2324 ext. 3
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