Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI)
9595 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
FOUNDED IN 1975, Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) is the only global non-profit professional organisation representing city, state, regional, provincial and national film commission members on six continents.
An Affiliate Membership program enables production companies and businesses servicing the production community to also be a part of the organization.
For Member, Affiliate & Educational Inquires:
Marjorie Galas, VP Membership & Industry Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Film Commissions & Liaison Offices
AFCI provides advocacy, connectivity and education necessary for film commissions and businesses in the screen sector to foster economic growth, to initiate the groundwork for strong infrastructure and provide the essentials for professional development in a fair, sustainable and socially diverse manner worldwide.
Driving Economic Growth
The film, television and new media industry generates economic growth through the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually on production, post-production and VFX work and creation of thousands of middle class, below-the-line jobs. A tentpole feature film can spend well over $250,000 per day in a local economy and a large national or international television commercial can generate local spending of up to $1 million in less than two weeks. The economic impact generated by productions positively impacts local hotels, car and truck rental, catering, barricade rentals, local cast and crew, and a host of other local businesses. Moreover, film production can help generate sustained growth in tourism.
A Valuable Partner
Film Commissions are valuable partners in the process, often acting as the quasi production office before a production sets up shop. The presence of a Commission, its level of development and resources offered can be a determining factor in whether production companies will consider bringing production to a particular region. In today’s highly competitive environment Film Commissions are becoming both an economic necessity – an integral ingredient in attracting the industry and its ensuing revenue to a region.
Why Work With A Commission?
AFCI Member Film Commissions can offer production companies a complete range of pre-production services through a central contact point. Our members provide accurate and timely information regarding local crew depth, stage facilities and other infrastructure, location suggestions (assisting with site location photography, regional scouting services, bespoke location presentations), film procedures, permits, and guidelines. They can also serve as a liaison between governmental departments and agencies, facilitating connections with local communities and arrangements for filming on public property.