AFCI Week is one of the AFCI’s premiere activities – an LA-based event series, focused on connecting Members and Affiliates with high-level industry decision makers. Partnering with leaders in the Entertainment and Production industries, the four-day long AFCI Week ensures attendees prime opportunities for networking and lead-generation outcome.
AFCI works with each event partner to curate a guest list targeting specific executives, thereby avoiding multiple approaches. With the exception of the Taste of the World Location Expo (Thursday, April 4th), events are invitation-only (meaning aside from AFCI Members and Affiliates, participation in AFCI Week events is not open to the public).
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. Find out more about these opportunities here.
APRIL, 2 - 5 2019 | TENTATIVE EVENTS SCHEDULE
Industry Networking Reception
Venue: being announced
This event is exclusively for AFCI Week participants and is will be co-hosted with industry.
AFCI Members & Affiliates will network with key industry decision-makers who work with productions to help make location decisions. This is an opportunity to develop crucial contacts and promote the financial benefits of filming in a jurisdiction. The AFCI circulates, a day or so ahead of the event, a likely attendee list, so Members & Affiliates know who has RSVPd and who is expected to be in the room.
In 2018 this event had a Member/Affiliate to Industry ratio of 1:1, meaning there were ample opportunities to connect and discuss issues with industry representatives.
Business-to-Business Industry Day
Full day event
Venue: to be announced
Following the success of AFCI’s inaugural Business-to-Business Industry Day, hosted at Netflix during Cineposium in September 2018, this event will run again as part of AFCI Week, with a new set of executives. AFCI will be scheduling eight executives to come to speak to AFCI Members in a classroom setting – each will address the room, one by one and speak about their career, their current role, projects in production around the globe, projects coming down the runway and their needs and wants when working with Commissions. These executives are keen to share their knowledge and equally keen to hear from AFCI Film Commission Members. Each session involves a 15min Q&A.
The 2nd Annual Physical Production Power Brunch
Venue: The London Hotel, West Hollywood
An exclusive invite-only Brunch discriminately curated by AFCI 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 Taste of The World Locations Expo
Your chance to talk locations, incentives and infrastructure with industry and supporting organizations from around the globe.
Venue: The London Hotel, West Hollywood
All industry professionals are invited to attend the Taste of the World Locations Expo – registration is FREE and will open early 2019.
This event is an exhibition and networking opportunity enabling Members and Affiliates to promote their region or services directly to industry insiders. It is being built on, to ensure a target-rich environment of Commercial Producers, Short Form Content/Digital Producers, Game Developers, Locations Managers and Independent Producers.
Members and Affiliates are welcome to invite industry contacts to attend the event.
Industry Education Day
Information sessions and hands-on experience with industry partners.
AFCI Members and Affiliates will have the chance to hear from and work with industry experts around a range of critical topics such as:
Working with Media – how to promote positive stories and manage negative media fallout
The Growing Short-form Space – who’s doing what in the under 10 minute content arena
Cross-border Collaboration – territories working together to attract production