AFCI is pleased to announce the dates of the Third Annual AFCI Week: March 30-April 3, 2020. This multi-day, exclusive event open to AFCI Members and Affiliates includes networking opportunities with high-level industry decision makers in the entertainment and production industries,, educational opportunities targeted at enhancing business practices and prime opportunities for lead-generation

AFCI Week 2020 will again include the Physical Production Power Brunch and Meet the Execs (Business-to-Business Industry Day). Event details will be updated as venues and partners are confirmed.

Sponsorship opportunities for this major event are varied and range from advertising in the AFCI Week program (distributed at major events) to full week sponsorship with speaking opportunity at the Physical Production Power Brunch. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Marj Galas, SVP Membership & Industry Relations at marj.galas@afci.org.

MARCH 30 - APRIL 3, 2020 | EVENTS SCHEDULE

Monday, March 30, 2020 – Professional Development Day 1

The first two days of AFCI Week 2020 will be focused on professional development. Members are invited to roll up their sleeves and engage with other members and select industry experts who will be brought in to present on specific topics. AFCI is currently having conversations with a number of industry professionals to discuss the inclusion of training sessions that will form part of the two day professional development program.

Over the two days there will also be a series of member-to-member presentations so members can learn from one another and gain deeper insight into how other territories are responding to critical issues. Topics for discussion include the surge in content and the need for workforce development/training and infrastructure (studios and alternate studio space). These are issues facing every territory.

Tuesday March 31, 2020 – Professional Development Day 2 + Welcome Reception

Tuesday will be the second of a two day professional development program. Please see the overview of Day 1 for a sense of the content which will be offered across the two days.

Tuesday evening there will be an industry reception with executives from both the film and television sector. All attendees will have name badges to make for ease of networking.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - Meet the Execs

Meet the Execs (formerly Business to Business Industry Day is an exclusive event open only to AFCI film commission members. During the day, up to 8 executives are invited to speak in a relaxed interview style environment, after which there is a Q&A with the audience. Executives discuss their career, the company’s projects, changes in the industry landscape, what resources they most value from a commission and also have the opportunity to share any up and coming project leads with the audience. Contact information is shared with the audience who then have the ability to connect with speakers after the event.

Senior Executives from the following companies have previously participated in this event:

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - Physical Production Power Brunch + Global Lounge

The 3rd Annual Physical Production Power Brunch

Venue: TBC

An exclusive invite-only Brunch discriminately curated by AFCI and The Hollywood Reporter to honor physical production executives.

This event places you alongside the current senior physical production executives from Studios, mini-majors, OTT companies and major production companies across both film and television. A seated affair designed to enable meaningful engagement and create new relationships, the event kicks off with an hour pre-brunch to network with attendees.

AFCI’s Global Lounge

Industry – this is your chance to talk locations, incentives and infrastructure with Commissions and supporting organizations from around the globe.

Venue: TBC

Time: afternoon

Industry professionals are invited to attend the Global Lounge. 

This event is an exhibition and networking opportunity enabling Members and Affiliates to promote their region or services directly to industry insiders. In 2020 AFCI will partner with key associations and organizations to ensure a high calibre of attendees including: Commercial Producers, Short Form Content/Digital Producers, Game Developers, Locations Managers and Independent Producers. AFCI Members and Affiliates are invited to send names to AFCI to be added to the door list.

This is a unique informational and networking opportunity for:
Independent Producers and Line Producers
Commercial Producers
Short Form Content Creators
Digital Producers
Game Developers
Location Managers
Industry Executives
and others wanting up to date intelligence on the global industry, and a chance to meet, face-to-face with local, interstate and international film office representatives.

Friday, April 3, 2020 - TBA

AFCI is currently planning the 2020 AFCI Week program. Please check in for updates over the coming months.

TWO LEVELS OF REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

* Professional Development

EARLY BIRD $950 until January 9th, 2020
STANDAR RATE $1050

* Full Week Experience

EARLY BIRD $3,995 until January 9th, 2020
STANDAR RATE $4,495
2nd Staff Member from Film Commission Office will cost $1,000
3rd, 4th, and/or 5th member will cost $500 each

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