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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 very brief survey 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.
Your AFCI Member Board 2020
Tim Clark (Buffalo Niagara Film Office, USA) CHAIR Marijana Stoisits (Vienna Film Commission) 1st VICE-CHAIR Donne Dawson (Hawai’i State Film Office) 2nd VICE-CHAIR David Shepheard (Vancouver Film Commission) TREASURER Virginia Pearce (Utah Film Commission) SECRETARY Andy Edmunds (Virginia Film Office) Bas Van Der Ree (Netherlands Film Commission) Nina Parikh (Mississippi Film Office) Sigmund Elias Holm (Western Norway Film Commission) Silvia Echeverri (Colombia Film Commission)
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org