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 Locations Show (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 which AFCI co-hosts with The Hollywood Reporter. Find out more about these opportunities here.

AFCI Week 2019 Sponsors


Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – Membership Meeting + Industry Reception

AFCI Membership Meeting (members only)

Venue: Entertainment Partners – Burbank

Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm

This event is exclusively for AFCI Members and will include a look at new initiatives and member benefits coming online in 2019 as well as a presentation by The Academy on The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening late 2019.

Industry Networking Reception (evening)

Venue: Entertainment Partners – Burbank

Time: 6.30pm – 9pm

This event is exclusively for AFCI Week participants and is hosted by AFCI Week Platinum Sponsor, Entertainment Partners.

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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – Business-to-Business Industry Day

Business-to-Business Industry Day

Full day event (10am – 5pm)

Venue: Universal Studios

Sponsors: Film US Virgin Islands, Production Service Network and Universal Studios

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, at Universal Studios, this time with a new set of executives. AFCI will be scheduling executives to come to speak to AFCI Members in a classroom setting – speakers will have a time-slot and  will address the room, speaking 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 minimum 15min Q&A.

Previous speakers included executives from HBO, Blumhouse TV, Starz, Gunpowder and Sky, Sony Crackle and Netflix. In April, the speaker lineup includes executives from Amblin Partners, Tencent, YouTube, Arclight Films and Facebook.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 Physical Production Power Brunch + Taste of the World Locations Show

The 2nd Annual Physical Production Power Brunch

Venue: The London Hotel, West Hollywood

Event sponsors: Behind the Scenes and Production Service Network.

An exclusive invite-only Brunch discriminately curated by AFCI and media partner 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 Taste of The World Locations Show

Your chance to talk locations, incentives and infrastructure with industry and supporting organizations from around the globe.

Venue: The London Hotel, West Hollywood

Time: 3pm – 7pm

All industry professionals are invited to attend the Taste of the World Locations Show – registration is FREE and OPEN NOW

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.

Countries participating include: Australia, New ZealandIcelandCzech RepublicAustria, Norway, Greece, Canada, US, UK, Colombia, Argentina, Poland, Korea, Lapland, Russia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Barbados, Uganda, Fiji and more.

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.

Members and Affiliates are welcome to invite industry contacts to attend the event.

Friday, April 5, 2019 - Education Day + AFCI Week Wrap Drinks

Industry Education Day

Information sessions and hands-on experience with industry partners.

Venue: The Andaz Hotel, West Hollywood

Time: 9.30am – 5pm (post-AFCI Week member social/mixer immediately follows)

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

Sustainable Production – a deep dive into environmental sustainability and industry stewardship – collaboration for collective action. Presented by Creative BC and industry guest speakers.


AFCI Week Wrap Drinks

Venue: The Andaz Hotel, West Hollywood

Time: 5pm onwards

Enjoy networking and social time with fellow Film Commissioners, speakers and sponsors at the Andaz Hotel.

For further information or inquires, please contact Marjorie Galas |