As we work to adjust to the considerable changes both in our community and industry brought about by the impact of COVID-19, AFCI is pivoting to provide resources – including a dedicated COVID-19 Forum where members can ask questions and contribute, member-to-member. Access the COVID-19 Forum HERE
Note: AFCI’s How Would You Handle It platform will soon close on Facebook. There is now a specific How Would You Handle It forum HERE on the Community.
Welcome to your AFCI Community!
We know you can’t always make it to AFCI Events. We also know there’s a wonderful community among our Members and Affiliates. We created this platform to bring us all a little closer.
Check out our library of reports, white papers and resources. Private message your peers from all over the world. Access the latest Project Leads and share intel and seek advice on the secure How Would You Handle It forum (for Film Commission Members only).
We look forward to helping make your world a little smaller.
AFCI recognizes the following members whose Certified Film Commissioner status was announced during a presentation at Cineposium 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia:
Timothy Owase (Kenya Film Commission)
Brian Gannon (Austin Film Commission)
Sabrina Jurisch (Film Shasta)
Stephane Scupham (Visit Kansas City)
Kimberly Heath Carrico (Sarasota Film Commission)
Joel Slocumb (Visit Columbus)
Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship
In 2021 AFCI will re-launch the Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship. The scholarship, created in memory of the late Ms. Dancy Jones, film commissioner for the State of Tennessee, and longtime AFCI Board Member, provides financial assistance to an AFCI Member Film Commission staff member interested in beginning or continuing their film commission training and professional development.
The scholarship includes:
+ Complimentary registration to an online AFCI University class,
+ Complimentary registration to AFCI’s Cineposium Conference
+ a US $1,000 travel stipend for use towards travel (flights, accommodation, rental vehicle etc) to an AFCI event within the AFCI fiscal year (calendar year) the scholarship is awarded.
Have you updated the information in your AFCI Global Member Directory listing lately? Use the same username and password for the Online Member Community when you visit directory.afci.org, to:
+ Add or update photos and video links + List your staff and the services provided by your office + List productions that have shot in your territory + Share social media links, and much more!
AFCI also offers a certification program that is outlined on the University site: AFCIUniversity.org Members and Affiliates receive a discount on every University course. To ensure you receive this member discount:
+ Visit AFCIUniversity.org + Register (create a username and password) + Send your full name and user name to firstname.lastname@example.org for your profile to be connected to Member and Affiliate discounts.
In light of the current pandemic and the critical work our members are doing to restart the screen sector in their territories, AFCI has decided to postpone the launch of the AFCI Awards. Awards categories will be announced and applications made live in Q1, 2021.
Tap into AFCI’s Concierge Service: engaged AFCI to assist in the planning and scheduling of both high-level Familiarization Trips into your territory and targeted meeting schedules in Los Angeles. Ask us how. Email email@example.com