LOS ANGELES (February 14, 2012) – The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced today that the 2012 Locations Show will be held June 15 – 16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The AFCI Locations Show is essential for industry professionals seeking access to the funds, locations and services essential to film and television production. It is the only event to bring hundreds of film commissioners from all over the world, representing billions of dollars in support and financial incentives.
Taking advantage of the new venue, the AFCI Locations Show 2012 will feature conference sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, networking opportunities, social events and workshops designed to provide industry professionals with important tools and insights necessary to compete in today’s competitive marketplace.
This year, for the first time, the Locations Show will also run concurrently with the opening weekend of the Los Angeles Film Festival. The Festival, running from June 14-24, is centered around L.A. LIVE and produced by the non-profit arts organization Film Independent. It has attracted upwards of 90,000 visitors, and in 2011, screened over 200 features, shorts and music videos from more than 30 countries. Additionally, the Festival features conversations with guest artists and access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging talent from around the world.
“Film Commissions are not just about locations. Today, they are the first point of contact for information on the kinds of free support and financial incentives that can help move projects into production as well as provide information on film festivals, distribution opportunities and film tourism,” said AFCI Executive Director, Martin Cuff. “Our annual trade show offers a unique chance to meet with these Film Commissions who collectively provide over $2.5 billion in annual funding. We’re very excited about our move downtown, which will create a true international village at the Los Angeles Film Festival.”
For more details about attending or exhibiting at the Locations Trade Show, please visit http://www.afci.org/.