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The only global conference led by screen industry experts which brings Film Commissions and industry leaders together to discuss hot-button topics around creativity, policy and economic development. 

Complimentary transport from Toronto International Film Festival to Buffalo Niagara will be provided on the afternoon of Tuesday September 15th. Return transport will also be provided the morning of Sunday September 20th.

AFCI’s 44th Cineposium will be held in Buffalo Niagara Falls, from 16th to 19th September 2020 and is co-presented by AFCI and the Buffalo Niagara Film Office.

Home to the jaw-dropping scenic beauty of the Niagara Falls with 4-6 million cubic feet of water rushing over the edges every minute of the day, Buffalo Niagara is a hot destination for domestic and international travelers alike. The region also has a rich screen history with projects such as The Natural, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and Buffalo 66 filming locally. Recent major studio features such as The Final Purge and Paramount’s A Quite Place II have found a home in Buffalo Niagara thanks to its deep crew base and incredible locations.

Accommodation:

Information will be provided on the conference hotel partner closer to date.If you have any questions about Cineposium, please email Marjorie Galas, SVP Membership & Industry Relations at marj.galas@afci.org.

Buses will depart Toronto on Tuesday, September 15 and return to Toronto on the morning of Sunday, September 20.

September, 16th - 19th, 2020 | EVENTS SCHEDULE

The conference portion of Cineposium will run across two days (Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th) with the Industry + Cultural Tour being hosted Friday 18th.
Saturday 19th is the date for Meet the Execs – open to AFCI members only.

Wednesday, September 16th - Thursday, September 17th - CINEPOSIUM CONFERENCE

Venue: TBA

Cineposium Conference will consist of 2 days of panels, including the AFCI Film Commission Member-only session ‘How Would You Handle It’. This session which is closed to non-members and press.

Wednesday, 16th, Cineposium Day 1:

Details Coming Soon

Thursday, 17th, Cineposium Day 2:

Details Coming Soon

Friday, September 18th - Cultural + Industry Tour

AFCI is excited to be working with the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission to coordinate an incredible tour of the area. You don’t want to miss this chance to see all the local community has to offer. Learn more about Buffalo Niagara.

Saturday, September 19th - Meet the Execs

For AFCI Film Commission Members only

Venue: TBA

Meet the Execs is designed specifically connects film commissioners with show runners, creatives and decision-making executives from production companies making tremendous strides in film, television and online content.

Speakers will be carefully selected – a number coming from major production companies based in NYC – and will talk about to their career, their production slate, where they’re shooting and why, and what projects are coming down the pipe.

In order to foster an intimate environment with as much open discussion as possible, this is a closed-door event – media are not permitted access.

Over 100 members participated in each of the inaugural Business-to-Business Industry Day during Cineposium 2018, which was hosted at Netflix.

Participating companies have included: Facebook, YouTube, di Bonaventura Pictures, Amblin Partners, Tencent, Netflix, Gunpowder and Sky, HBO, Starz, Blumhouse Television, Arclight Films, Crackle, Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, PlayStation Productions and more.

Participating companies have included: Facebook, YouTube, di Bonaventura Pictures, Amblin Partners, Tencent, Netflix, Gunpowder and Sky, HBO, Starz, Arclight Films, Crackle, Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, PlayStation Productions and more.

AFCI Member: Registration

Non-Member: Registration

For further information or inquires, please contact Marjorie Galas | marj.galas@afci.org