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Film Commission Fundamentals (English)

Film Commission Fundamentals (English)

AFCI Price $ 195.00

Film Commission Fundamentals (FCF) providings valuable information and training to individuals involved with film commissions in any capacity. Paid participants will be tested and, if successful, will be deemed graduates of the course. Only FCF graduates can register for Film Commission Professional or any AFCI University course. 

Who Should Take It?

This course is an introduction and orientation to film commission work and is required of anyone who plans to take advanced AFCI courses. It should be taken by every staff member employed in a film commission and will also be useful for government officials, local film liaisons, and others associated with on-location filming. Film Commission Fundamentals and Film Commission Professional must be completed by at least one employee of each AFCI Member Commission seeking Full Membership with AFCI.

What will you learn?

Film Commission Fundamentals will give the participant an overview of all aspects of film commission work. Topics of study include film commission operations, marketing your jurisdiction, an overview of economic development, film incentives programs, scouting, location photography, plus working with production and clients and within the local jurisdiction. Graduates of the course will gain an understanding of the skills required of every film commission staff member, and the way in which film commissions can successfully interact with the production community and their jurisdictions.

 

Film Commission Fundamentals (English) (NON-MEMBER)

Film Commission Fundamentals (English) (NON-MEMBER)

AFCI Price $ 295.00

Film Commission Fundamentals (FCF) is an interactive online course providing valuable information and training to individuals involved with film commissions in any capacity. Paid participants will be tested and, if successful, will be deemed graduates of the course. Only FCF graduates can register for Film Commission Professional or any AFCI University course. Anyone who has not taken FCF prior to 2007 MUST complete this online course before taking Film Commission Professional.


Who Should Take It?

This course is an introduction and orientation to film commission work and is required of anyone who plans to take advanced AFCI courses. It should be taken by every staff member employed in a film commission and will also be useful for government officials, local film liaisons, and others associated with on-location filming. Film Commission Fundamentals and Film Commission Professional must be completed by at least one employee of each AFCI Member Commission seeking Full Membership with AFCI.


What will you learn?

Film Commission Fundamentals will give the participant an overview of all aspects of film commission work. Topics of study include film commission operations, marketing your jurisdiction, an overview of economic development, film incentives programs, scouting, location photography, plus working with production and clients and within the local jurisdiction. Graduates of the course will gain an understanding of the skills required of every film commission staff member, and the way in which film commissions can successfully interact with the production community and their jurisdictions.

Film Commission Profesional (Espanol)

Film Commission Profesional (Espanol)

AFCI Price $ 195.00

“El Profesional de Film Commission” es un curso online que amplía los contenidos del curso “Fundamentos de las Film Commissions”, profundizando en los principales aspectos del trabajo de las film commissions. Los contenidos de cada apartado han sido desarrollados por un profesional de ese campo.

A quién va dirigido?

Tiene que seguir este curso un miembro de film commissions que aspiren a ser miembros de pleno derecho de AFCI, ya que uno de los requisitos de admisión es que se hayan seguido tanto este curso como “Fundamentos de las Film Commissions”. El curso también se dirige a los que quieran profundizar sobre cómo funciona una film commission y especialmente a aquellos que quieran desarrollar su carrera en una. También hay que seguir y completar el curso “El profesional de la Film Commission” para poder inscribirse en el programa AFCI “Certificación Profesional de Director/a de Film Commission”.

Qué aprenderá?

Los participantes en el curso analizarán en profundidad temas importantes como aspectos empresariales de la producción audiovisual, técnicas de marketing efectivas, impacto económico y cómo analizarlo y comunicarlo y la importancia de tejer alianzas con técnicos, sindicatos, asociaciones profesionales y empleados de entidades públicas de desarrollo económico.

 

Film Commission Profesional (Espanol) (NON-MEMBER)

Film Commission Profesional (Espanol) (NON-MEMBER)

AFCI Price $ 295.00

“El Profesional de Film Commission” es un curso online que amplía los contenidos del curso “Fundamentos de las Film Commissions”, profundizando en los principales aspectos del trabajo de las film commissions. Los contenidos de cada apartado han sido desarrollados por un profesional de ese campo.

A quién va dirigido?

Tiene que seguir este curso un miembro de film commissions que aspiren a ser miembros de pleno derecho de AFCI, ya que uno de los requisitos de admisión es que se hayan seguido tanto este curso como “Fundamentos de las Film Commissions”. El curso también se dirige a los que quieran profundizar sobre cómo funciona una film commission y especialmente a aquellos que quieran desarrollar su carrera en una. También hay que seguir y completar el curso “El profesional de la Film Commission” para poder inscribirse en el programa AFCI “Certificación Profesional de Director/a de Film Commission”.

Qué aprenderá?

Los participantes en el curso analizarán en profundidad temas importantes como aspectos empresariales de la producción audiovisual, técnicas de marketing efectivas, impacto económico y cómo analizarlo y comunicarlo y la importancia de tejer alianzas con técnicos, sindicatos, asociaciones profesionales y empleados de entidades públicas de desarrollo económico.

 

Film Commission Professional (English)

Film Commission Professional (English)

AFCI Price $ 195.00

Film Commission Professional builds on the information presented in Film Commission Fundamentals by providing more in-depth information on several of the most important elements involved in film commission work. Each section of course content was developed by a professional in the field.

Who should take it?

This course must be taken by a member of a commission seeking full membership in the AFCI, as completion of this course and Film Commission Fundamentals is required for AFCI membership. The course is also designed for those interested in acquiring more knowledge about film commission work, particularly those who aspire to a career as a film commission staff member. Anyone who wishes to enroll in the AFCI Certified Film Commissioner Program must first complete Film Commission Professional.

What will you learn?

Course participants will explore important topics in greater depth including the business aspects of film production, effective marketing techniques, economic development impact and reporting, and the importance of alliances and partnerships such as working with crew, guilds, unions, and economic development officials.

 

Film Commission Professional (English) (NON-MEMBER)

Film Commission Professional (English) (NON-MEMBER)

AFCI Price $ 295.00

Film Commission Professional is an online course building on the information presented in Film Commission Fundamentals by providing more in-depth information on several of the most important elements involved in film commission work. Each section of course content was developed by a professional in the field.


Who should take it?

This course must be taken by a member of a commission seeking full membership in the AFCI, as completion of this course and Film Commission Fundamentals is required for AFCI membership. The course is also designed for those interested in acquiring more knowledge about film commission work, particularly those who aspire to a career as a film commission staff member. Finally, anyone who wishes to enroll in the AFCI Certified Film Commissioner Program must first complete Film Commission Professional unless he/she can demonstrate successful completion of Film Commission Fundamentals prior to 2007.


What will you learn?

Course participants will explore important topics in greater depth including the business aspects of film production, effective marketing techniques, economic development impact and reporting, and the importance of alliances and partnerships such as working with crew, guilds, unions, and economic development officials.

Film Liaison (English)

Film Liaison (English)

AFCI Price from $ 50.00

The AFCI Film Liaison course has been developed to assist film commissions in training contacts in their region to support film productions. Film commissioners can’t be at all places at once, nor can they have intimate knowledge of every location in their jurisdiction. We believe communities that have a designated, trained film liaison working in concert with their film commission will meet with a higher level of success.


After taking this course, film liaisons will have a basic understanding of:


  • the roles of film commissions and liaisons
  • the fundamental needs of on-location film production
  • working with the film industry
  • location scouting
  • economic opportunities for local labor, businesses and services

This course is designed to be licensed by a member film commission to distribute to contacts in their jurisdiction. It may be purchased at the individual rate of $150. Members can purchase 10 or more licenses at $100 each and 50 or more licenses for $50 each.

 

Film Liaison (Espanol)

Film Liaison (Espanol)

AFCI Price from $ 50.00

El curso de AFCI “Responsable de Atención al Rodaje” se creó para ayudar a las film commissions a formar a los colaboradores de su demarcación en sus tareas de apoyo a la producción audiovisual. Los directores de las Film Commissions no pueden estar en todas partes ni conocen en profundidad todas las localizaciones de su demarcación. Creemos que las que cuenten con un responsable de atención al rodaje con la formación adecuada y que trabaje en coordinación con su film commission llevarán a cabo su trabajo con mucho más éxito..

Después de seguir este curso los responsables de atención al rodaje habrán adquirido conocimientos básicos sobre:

  • El papel de las film commissions y el de los responsables de atención al rodaje
  • Las necesidades básicas de una producción audiovisual en una localización determinada
  • Cómo trabajar con la industria audiovisual
  • Búsqueda de localizaciones
  • Oportunidades económicas para los trabajadores, negocios y servicios de la zona.

La licencia de este curso permite que una film commission miembro de AFCI lo distribuya a los contactos de su demarcación. Se puede adquirir por un precio de $150 cada curso y los miembros pueden comprar 10 o más licencias a un precio de $100 cada una o 50 o más licencias por $50 cada una.

 

Film Studies: Drones

Film Studies: Drones

AFCI Price $ 50.00

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (commonly referred to as Drones) can dramatically change the way film & television productions are created on location. For film commissioners, drones are likely to complicate your role in terms of regulation and balancing the needs and expectations of both production and the public you serve. 


In this course, we will explain the mechanics of drone photography, address the issues surrounding the use of this technology, and take a look at the regulations for commercial use of these devices in the United States and several other countries.

Fundamentos de las Film Commissions (Espanol)

Fundamentos de las Film Commissions (Espanol)

AFCI Price $ 195.00

El curso “Fundamentos de las Film Commissions” (FFC) es un curso online interactivo que proporciona información y formación útil y valiosa para todos aquellos que trabajan en film commissions. Los participantes tendrán que pasar un examen y, si lo superan, obtendrán un diploma acreditativo. Solo las personas que hayan superado el curso Fundamentos de las Film Commissions podrán inscribirse en el curso “El profesional de la Film Commission” o cualquier otro curso de la AFCI University. Es requisito haber seguido el curso Fundamentos de las Film Commissions A PARTIR de 2007 para poder inscribirse en “El profesional de las Film Commissions.

A quién va dirigido?

Es un curso introductorio y su objetivo es dar formación sobre los aspectos del trabajo en film commissions. Es obligatorio seguirlo para poder inscribirse a los cursos de nivel superior. Está dirigido al personal de las film commissions y también puede ser de interés para empleados públicos, responsables de atención al rodaje y otros profesionales de empresas audiovisuales de ámbito local. Para conseguir ser miembro de pleno derecho de AFCI al menos uno de los empleados de cada Film Commission miembro de la asociación debe haber seguido el curso “Fundamentos de las Film Commissions” y “El profesional de la Film Commission” 

Qué aprenderá?

El curso “Fundamentos de las Film Commission” proporciona a los participantes una visión general de todas las tareas que desarrolla una film commission. El temario incluye operativa de las film commissions, cómo diseñar y ejecutar el marketing de una demarcación, una visión general del impacto económico, programas de incentivos, búsqueda de localizaciones y cómo fotografiarlas y cómo interactuar con clientes y productoras y los diferentes agentes de la demarcación. Las personas que superan el curso adquieren una visión general de los atributos necesarios para un empleado de una film commission y métodos para interactuar con éxito con los diferentes agentes del sector audiovisual y de la demarcación.

 

Fundamentos de las Film Commissions (Espanol) (NON-MEMBER)

Fundamentos de las Film Commissions (Espanol) (NON-MEMBER)

AFCI Price $ 295.00

El curso “Fundamentos de las Film Commissions” (FFC) es un curso online interactivo que proporciona información y formación útil y valiosa para todos aquellos que trabajan en film commissions. Los participantes tendrán que pasar un examen y, si lo superan, obtendrán un diploma acreditativo. Solo las personas que hayan superado el curso Fundamentos de las Film Commissions podrán inscribirse en el curso “El Profesional de la Film Commission” o cualquier otro curso de la AFCI University. Es requisito haber seguido el curso Fundamentos de las Film Commissions A PARTIR de 2007 para poder inscribirse en “El profesional de las Film Commissions.

A quién va dirigido?

Es un curso introductorio y su objetivo es dar formación sobre los aspectos del trabajo en film commissions. Es obligatorio seguirlo para poder inscribirse a los cursos de nivel superior. Está dirigido al personal de las film commissions y también puede ser de interés para empleados públicos, responsables de atención al rodaje y otros profesionales de empresas audiovisuales de ámbito local. Para conseguir ser miembro de pleno derecho de AFCI al menos uno de los empleados de cada Film Commission miembro de la asociación debe haber seguido el curso “Fundamentos de las Film Commissions” y “El profesional de la Film Commission” 

Qué aprenderá?

El curso “Fundamentos de las Film Commission” proporciona a los participantes una visión general de todas las tareas que desarrolla una film commission. El temario incluye operativa de las film commissions, cómo diseñar y ejecutar el marketing de una demarcación, una visión general del impacto económico, programas de incentivos, búsqueda de localizaciones y cómo fotografiarlas y cómo interactuar con clientes y productoras y los diferentes agentes de la demarcación. Las personas que superan el curso adquieren una visión general de los atributos necesarios para un empleado de una film commission y métodos para interactuar con éxito con los diferentes agentes del sector audiovisual y de la demarcación.

 

Hotel/Hospitality Liaison

Hotel/Hospitality Liaison

AFCI Price from $ 50.00

The AFCI Hotel/Hospitality Liaison role is the key to securing and servicing film production business. This role requires knowledge of the filming process, the demands and needs of film production companies, and the ability to make prompt decisions, react immediately to issues as they arise, and service the client during what will appear to even seasoned hotel/hospitality professionals as massively un-organized chaos.


This course is intended to introduce and train key individuals to the Hotel/Hospitality Liaison role, how it fits in the film production process, the expectations and requirements of production companies, and the procedures this key individual will use to secure and successfully service film production business. It was developed by Mr. Keoki Wallace,  Adjunct Professor in the Business Management School at Brigham Young University, Hawaii and former film liaision at Turtle Bay Resort. 


After taking this course, you will have a basic understanding of:


  • the roles of film commissions and film liaisons
  • the fundamentals of film production
  • working with the film industry
  • servicing the hotel/hospitality needs of film production
  • marketing your hotel as “film friendly”

Hotel/Hospitality Liaison is the second in a series of Community Training courses, following the Film Liaisons course. These courses are not intended for film commissioners, but rather to assist our members in training the contacts in their community that need to better understand both the film industry and the job of the film commissioner.


The course is available now for $100. AFCI Members have the option of purchasing licenses in groups of 10 for $500 ($50 per license).

Join as a New Member

Join as a New Member

AFCI Price $ 1,100.00
This includes the total price for a new membership ($350 USD non-refundable application fee + $750 USD first year annual dues). Dues will be pro-rated in the second year to bring annual billing date to the calendar year, January 1-December 31. Applications will not be processed until the application fee and annual dues are paid in full.

 

Master Class: Economic Development

Master Class: Economic Development

AFCI Price $ 199.00
The Film Commissioner as Economic Developer takes a professional look at established economic development techniques, including ways to assess and develop key business relationships to create community value and maximize economic development tools and resources to achieve better results. Group activities will demonstrate how to handle economic impact data, create effective reports, and apply economic information for grant and proposal writing. Participants will also discuss and evaluate incentive programs and strategize what\'s right for a jurisdiction.
Master Class: Economic Development (NON-MEMBER)

Master Class: Economic Development (NON-MEMBER)

AFCI Price $ 299.00
The Film Commissioner as Economic Developer takes a professional look at established economic development techniques, including ways to assess and develop key business relationships to create community value and maximize economic development tools and resources to achieve better results. Group activities will demonstrate how to handle economic impact data, create effective reports, and apply economic information for grant and proposal writing. Participants will also discuss and evaluate incentive programs and strategize what\'s right for a jurisdiction.
Master Class: Filmmaking

Master Class: Filmmaking

AFCI Price $ 199.00
Understanding how films are envisioned, made, and distributed is an important aspect of being a successful film commissioner. This course will examine topics such as finding and using material, working with writers, raising financing, getting a green light, shooting a movie, post production, distribution and marketing, and the future of the industry as it relates to technology -- all from the perspective of the producer.
Master Class: Filmmaking (NON-MEMBER)

Master Class: Filmmaking (NON-MEMBER)

AFCI Price $ 299.00
Understanding how films are envisioned, made, and distributed is an important aspect of being a successful film commissioner. This course will examine topics such as finding and using material, working with writers, raising financing, getting a green light, shooting a movie, post production, distribution and marketing, and the future of the industry as it relates to technology -- all from the perspective of the producer.
Master Class: Management

Master Class: Management

AFCI Price $ 199.00
When most people think of management they think of dealing with the day-to-day issues of employees, managing workflow in an office and generally doing day to day office work. While a film commissioner does all of these things, they also have some unique factors that play into the management of their office and their program. This course discusses the structure of a film commission, the various stakeholders involved, the budget challenges, and the specific skills needed to succeed.
Master Class: Management (NON-MEMBER)

Master Class: Management (NON-MEMBER)

AFCI Price $ 299.00
When most people think of management they think of dealing with the day-to-day issues of employees, managing workflow in an office and generally doing day to day office work. While a film commissioner does all of these things, they also have some unique factors that play into the management of their office and their program. This course discusses the structure of a film commission, the various stakeholders involved, the budget challenges, and the specific skills needed to succeed.
Master Class: Marketing

Master Class: Marketing

AFCI Price $ 199.00
Marketing has become increasingly essential for film commissioners; this course will guide participants through the process of developing a marketing program to effectively promote a jurisdiction. Seasoned faculty will cover essential topics such as advertising strategies, building public relations campaigns, budgeting and best practices for allocation of marketing funds, tracking results, and successful sales tactics and strategies.
Master Class: Marketing (NON-MEMBER)

Master Class: Marketing (NON-MEMBER)

AFCI Price $ 299.00
Marketing has become increasingly essential for film commissioners; this course will guide participants through the process of developing a marketing program to effectively promote a jurisdiction. Seasoned faculty will cover essential topics such as advertising strategies, building public relations campaigns, budgeting and best practices for allocation of marketing funds, tracking results, and successful sales tactics and strategies.
Membership Dues, 2017

Membership Dues, 2017

AFCI Price $ 750.00
All memberships follow the calendar year. Payments are due on January 1st.

 

Welcome Page

Welcome Page

AFCI Price $ 40.00

Here is where members can pay annual dues and purchase professional development courses.

Member organizations are required to have at least one member of their staff complete Film Commission Fundamentals and Film Commission Professional in the first year of membership. After completing those courses, individuals may take any of the Master Classes. Members interested in becoming a Certified Film Commissioner should first read and understand all requirements before beginning coursework.

Non-Members may purchase any of the aforementioned courses at the non-member rate. Community courses are designed for non-Film Commissioners who wish to know more about the industry.