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AFCI Releases Results of Global Film Commission Survey Examining Methods & Procedures in Servicing Production Industry


The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), the leading resource on the planet for location shooting, today announced the release of its 2015 Member Profile Survey Results.

The survey analyzes a sample size of 127 global film commission offices from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America. AFCI administered the survey from August 2015 through September 2016.

“This report highlights the processes, methods & procedures, and what focus global film commissions have in place in their respective markets in servicing the production industry,” said AFCI Executive Director, Kevin Clark. “Each film office has varying merits and needs, some managing incentives and others issuing permits, the survey provides a snapshot of trends throughout the industry.”

Notable findings of the 127 global film commissions surveyed include:

  • 34 percent have been existence for over 26 years
  • 11 percent of film commissions surveyed indicate representing National (Country) Jurisdictions
  • 66 percent of film commissions report being a part of a Government Agency that include – Economic Development, Travel / Tourism, and Heritage / Culture
  • 28 percent of Film Commissions report 1,001 – 10,000 actual number of shooting days in 2014
  • 52 percent of film commissions offer community education / training (Grip Safety, Electrical Safety, Drone, Crowd Funding, Camera Training, and Green Screen)

Other key results include data on film commissions that have provided service and resources to Indian and Chinese productions within their respective markets.

Result responses from participating film commissions are anonymous. Office names and their specific locations have been removed from portions of the survey accessible here.

The AFCI is the leading resource on the planet for location shooting; its members represent the best of the best in trained and knowledgeable film commission professionals around the world.


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