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Voting for the AFCI Board of Directors is now open!
Please submit one vote per each AFCI member office with a selection of five candidates for the five open board seats.  Voting is open now until 11:59pm PT Saturday, December 22nd.
Voting submissions are through the AFCI Member Community
If you are having issues logging into the AFCI Community, or submitting your vote, please contact Marj Galas at marj.galas@afci.org

Join in forums. Review best practices, reports, archived AFCI communications and videos. Discover project leads. Private message your peers.
Enjoy the sense of community you share with fellow AFCI members and Affiliates!

Our Global Production Alert section on AFCI’s website provides the industry with clear and accurate information about COVID-19-related policies in production locales (cities, states/provinces and countries) worldwide. It also helps film offices prevent the spread of misinformation, speculation and confusion.
Please complete our form HERE to ensure your film office is included. We will post your information (unedited) on our website. If you don’t have much information to provide at the moment, at least submit links to your relevant government websites (e.g., immigration and health departments) that offer information about key closures and restrictions.

AFCI Board Of Directors 2023

Bas Van Der Ree (Netherlands Film Commission) BOARD PRESIDENT

Donne Dawson (Hawai’i State Film Office)  1st VICE CHAIR

Marnie Gee (Creative BC) 2nd VICE CHAIR

Gina Black (Screen Queensland)  SECRETARY

Steven Davenport (Screen Ireland) TREASURER

Luke Azevedo (Calgary Film Commission)

Philippa Mossman (New Zealand Film Commission)

Nina Parikh (Mississippi Film Office)      

Jacqueline Rainers Sitai (KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission)

Renee Robinson (Film Jamaica)


AFCI would like to recognize its film commission members who have recently completed all the requirements necessary to obtain the CFC: Certified Film Commission certificate.

Tava Maloy Sofsky, Cherokee Nation Film Office

Sophie Fender (Cine Tirol)

Bega Metzner (Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission)

Lefteris Eleftheriou (Invest Cyprus)

Alfred Cervantes (Houston Film Commission)

Sara Hamilton (Minnesota Film Office)

Natalie Hodge (British Virgin Islands Film Commission)

Johntrae Williams (The Central Pennsylvania Film Commission)

Kimberley Adrovez (Hamilton Film Office)

Timothy Bates (Kentucky Film Office)

Alfred Cervantes (Houston Film Commission)

Natalie Hodge (British Virgin Islands Film Commission)

Sharon Fox O’Guin (Memphis/Shelby County Film Commission)

Greg Klein (Film COOP)

Nora Brown (Rochester/Finger Lakes Region Film Commission)

Cassandra Hesseltine (Humboldt – Del Norte Film Commission)

Gail Morgan (Destin-Fort Walton Film Commission)

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)

Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship

AFCI is pleased to offer a deserving film commission member 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) 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!

Having trouble accessing or updating your listing? Contact Marj Galas at marj.galas@afci.org

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 marj.galas@afci.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 info@afci.org


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