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About AFCI University
AFCI University is largely an online learning center, and is dedicated to providing busy executives with relevant training that is easily accessible.
The platform offers training for Film Commission staff as well as industry and non-industry companies wanting to get a better understanding of the industry and how it impacts their business. Key topics such as economic development and marketing are covered through specific master classes.
The AFCI will be adding courses regularly, including those created in collaboration with industry specialists from around the globe.
About The AFCI
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) is the only global association representing and uniting film commissions, economic development agencies and industry. AFCI’s member film commissions are devoted to providing training, infrastructure, and incentive support to the film, television and new media industry – thereby supporting thousands of film and television productions annually and the resultant economic development and job growth.
The industry generates economic growth through the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for “on-location” production and the creation of thousands of middle class, below-the-line jobs. A studio-based feature film can spend well over $250,000 per day in a local economy and a large national or international television commercial can generate local spending of up to $1 million in less than two weeks. The economic impact generated by productions can be felt across local hotels, car and truck rental, catering, barricade rentals, local cast and crew, and a host of other local businesses. Moreover, production can help generate sustained growth in tourism when a region or community is featured in a successful film or television show.