Join The AFCI

Recognizing the global production community has a diverse makeup, the AFCI offers multiple ways to join the organization.

Film Commissions, government departments, private sector industry vendors and service providers, members of the broader business community and education institutions can all join either as Members or Affiliates.  These different categories are designed to accommodate diverse sectors of the industry and service their professional expectations.

  1.  MEMBERS:  Film Commission Members and Film Liaison Members are generally government designated entities chartered to provide information and assistance to the film, television and media industry about working in their local territory. They usually provide services at no cost to the client.
  2. AFFILIATES:  Preferred Industry Affiliates (those operating almost exclusively in the industry e.g. sound stage facilities), Production Company Affiliates, Business Affiliates (those for which the film, television and media industry is but one aspect of their business e.g. hotels) and Education Affiliates. Generally speaking, companies/organizations will fit into only one category, however a case can always be made to AFCI.

By joining the AFCI, Members and Affiliates are entitled to a wide range of tangible benefits such as:

  • Access to the Online Member Community which enables private messaging member-to-member, access to production leads, the ability to post to closed chat forums (for Film Commission Members only), access to libraries of hundreds of reports, white papers and regulations from around the world and the ability to download event images for use in reports.
  • FREE or heavily discounted access to AFCI University courses online
  • the ability to attend the AFCI’s high-level industry events such as AFCI Week, where AFCI co-hosts the Physical Production Power Brunch in conjunction with The Hollywood ReporterMeet the Execs and the multi-day Cineposium Conference.
  • A high profile listing on The Global Directory, a one-stop directory powered by the AFCI
  • Discounted advertising rates with the AFCI’s Media Partner
  • Ability to use “AFCI Member” or “AFCI Affiliate” logo on marketing materials and more.

AFCI Film Commission Members also receive notification to their inbox to log on to the Online Member Community and retrieve production leads from the Global Production Network Tool – an online form that enables content creators from around the world to submit projects (short and long form) for which they are seeking locations, stages, crew, incentives and other advice.

If you are interested in joining the AFCI and have any questions about benefits, please contact Marjorie Galas, SVP – Membership & Industry Relations at marj.galas@afci.org.

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