About Cineposium

AFCI is proud to announce Cineposium 2021 will be the most accessible, cost effective and global event ever – with panels being hosted from 10 different countries going out to 18 time zones. Our first virtual Cineposium is using the Ohyay platform that enables and encourages interaction between attendees and panelists in a new interactive way. It will be fun as well as informative.

For 44 years, Cineposium has been the epicenter for film commissioners to learn, share experiences and create lifelong bonds. There is no other global event that provides such opportunities specifically for our industry. At Cineposium, we cover the hot-button issues that are most relevant to our members, and this year’s online conference will be no exception. It will explore how film commissioners are navigating the extreme demands presented by Covid and the uncertainties of the post-Covid world. By partnering with the Ohyay virtual events platform, this year’s Cineposium will be the most accessible in our history. It will bring Cineposium directly to you in a new and exciting format.

Where

Online via Ohyay Immersive Virtual Space

When

October 19-21, 2021

Cost

$200 Per Person

Who Should Attend?

AFCI members and their entire office staff.

Given the travel costs associated with attending a live event, film offices typically send just one or two staff members to Cineposium. For this year’s online event, we encourage you to register your entire staff.

Some members have asked if AFCI will allow them to extend a Cineposium invitation to their non-member colleagues who work in the industry or a related field. The answer is yes.

Program of events

Given attendees are in 18 time zones, our solution is to do a “live” session and then do a scheduled recorded replay of the session 12 hours later.

Those in other time zones can watch the replays together and interact live on the Ohyay platform. (sessions will also be available for the following 2 weeks).

By popular demand we have expanded the ever popular “How Would You Handle It” sessions into several individual sessions and topics.

CINEPOSIUM PROGRAM

US DATES 19, 20 and 21 OCTOBER

ALL TIMES LISTED IN PDT – LOS ANGELES

DATE TIME

(PDT)

LA

How Would You Handle It – Illegal or Unpermitted Productions Buffalo Film Commissioner Tim Clark, the only film commissioner who carries a real badge, will launch this session with some real-life examples. 19th` 9 AM

9 PM

Live

Replay

Success Stories in Workforce Development and Community Film Friendly Initiatives Film Commissioner Tava Sofsky and Yousef Kazemi from the Oklahoma Film & Music Office will discuss their integrated approach to Workforce Development and creating a Film Friendly ecosystem 19th 10 AM

10 PM

Live

Replay

Is Film Tourism Dead? Film Tourism Expert Stefan Roesch PhD will present his views on this and how film commissions can prepare for post covid film tourism… Spoiler Alert: It isn’t dead. 19th 11 AM

11 PM

Live

Replay

How DO You Handle It – Wellness Edition Mississippi Film Commissioner Nina Parikh leads a discussion on how we are looking after our wellness while handling the new and never-ending demands of a modern-day Film Commissioner 19th

20th

12 PM

12 AM

Live

Replay

How Do You Handle It – Creating and Keeping Film Friendly Communities Colombian Film Commissioner Silvia Echeverri leads a discussion on How do you establish and maintain relationships with your communities to enable a streamlined production experienced 19th

20th

1 PM

1 AM

Live

Replay

How Would You Handle It – Local Industry Relations and Partnerships? Utah Film Commissioner Virginia Pearce leads a HWYHI session discussing real life models of the relationships between commissions and local industry bodies. What’s working where, what isn’t? 19th

20th

2 PM

2 AM

Live

Replay

Creating a Home Field Advantage for the Indie Community Hear how Texas is building a hospitable ecosystem with local organizations, creating a pathway for emerging filmmakers to grow and succeed. 20th 7 AM

7 PM

Live

Replay

A Collaboration on Diversity and Inclusion with International Productions Hear how Ireland is collaborating and a forming partnership with international studios filming in your region. Diversity and inclusion initiatives resulting in new training and enabling people an opportunity within the screen sector. 20th 8 AM

8 PM

Live

Replay

How Do You Handle It – Permit Applications that Seemed Impossible at First Glance Netherlands Film Commissioner Bas van der Ree will present case stories on how he handled the complex requirements of DUNKIRK and EDGE OF TOMORROW to kick off this HWYHI session. 20th 9 AM

9 PM

Live

Replay

How to Measure and Develop Production Infrastructure and Capacity Olsberg SPI’s Jonathan Olsberg and Leon Forde will unveil their new PICA process and demonstrate examples of the outcomes. 20th 10 AM

10 PM

Live

Replay

Creating Incentives Whether your region already has a robust incentive program, you’re hoping for a revision to your national or state program or you want to learn how to create local incentives – this session is for you. Led by SVP & Practice Leader of Production Incentives at Entertainment Partners, Joe Chianese – AFCI President, Eve Honthaner – Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment Film Commissioner Sandy Lighterman and Justin Cutler of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, this panel discussion will cover how incentives programs of all sizes are created and maintained. 20th 11 AM

11 PM

Live

Replay

 

Keynote

 

Ty Warren with Eve Honthaner – The State of Global Production

Ty Warren, Industry Leader & Former VP of Worldwide Production for Netflix joins us for a discussion on the current and future state of the screen industry. He is joined by AFCI President Eve Honthaner for this fascinating session.

 

20th

21st

 

12 PM

12 AM

 

Recorded

Replay

Successful Sustainability Initiatives for Film Commissioners The cutting edge of sustainability for Film Commissions with Roser Canela-Mas from ALBERT (UK) and Julie Bernard and Smiely Khurana from Creative BC (Canada). Hear about what’s working and how you can apply it to your region. 21st

21st

8 AM

8 PM

Live

Replay

How Would You Handle It – Relationships Between State/National and Regional Film Commissions?

 

Swedish Film Commissioner Mikael Svenson leads a HWYHI session on success stories from those who are making it work and why? 21st 10 AM

10 PM

Live

Replay

Developing and Nurturing the Indigenous Film Industry Jennifer Loren (Cherokee Nation Film Office) and Karen Te O Kahurangi Waaka (Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga | New Zealand Film Commission) will discuss their world leading initiatives and success stories. 21st

22nd

12 PM

12 AM

Live

Replay

ARRAY Crew: Creating Inclusive Production Sets Around the Globe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gather for our conversation about the importance of inclusivity and community, hear first-hand hiring success stories and join the mission to change the industry’s hiring practices. ARRAY Crew was developed and launched by filmmaker Ava DuVernay in February 2021, the first database of its kind, to ensure that studio executives, department heads and producers are able to access a robust pipeline of qualified below-the-line women and people of color.

 

21st

22nd

1 PM

1 AM

Live

Replay

The Role of a Film Commissioner in Studio/Sound Stage Development Mark Walter and Gannon Murphy from Cinelease Studios will discuss their experience in collaborating with Film Commissions and local government entities to get Studios built in their regions 21st

22nd

3 PM

3 AM

Live

Replay

Intimacy Coordination: What Is It and How Can We Apply Its Principles to the Workplace? Intimacy coordinators help to create a safer environment on set when a production has scenes involving nudity and simulated sex. In this session we will talk about what this new role entails and also how you can utilize some of the guiding principles in your work as a film commissioner. 21st

22nd

10 PM

10 AM

Live

Replay

All sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for two weeks following the live session.

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