The International Association of Film Commissioners (AFCI), the organization that includes filming destinations around the world and companies in the audiovisual sector, is joining the third edition of Shooting Locations Marketpace, the event organized by Feria de Valladolid and Spain Film Commission, which will take place on October 17 and 18 in Valladolid.

AFCI, founded in 1975, has as its objectives “the advocacy, connectivity and education necessary for film commissions and companies to foster economic development, the creation of a solid infrastructure and to provide the essential elements for a fair, sustainable and socially diverse professional activity worldwide”.

AFCI brings together professionals from six continents and since January this year has been led by New Zealander Jaclyn Philpott, who highlights among her priorities “to increase the association’s membership, which is currently the most geographically and culturally diverse since its inception, to highlight to governments the impact of the film industry on regional economic and cultural development, job creation and tourism.”

“Having the support of AFCI is excellent news for Shooting Locations Marketplace because it helps us to reinforce the global character of the event while opening the doors to the participation of new professionals in the edition that will be held next October, explained Alberto Alonso and Carlos Rosado, general director of Feria de Valladolid and president of Spain Film Commission, respectively.