The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), the body of which filming destinations around the world and companies in the audiovisual sector are part, joins the third edition of Shooting Locations Marketpace, the event organised by Feria de Valladolid and Spain Film Commission, which will take place on 17 and 18 October 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 has been led by Jaclyn Philpott from New Zealand since January of this year. Philpott emphasizes her priorities, which include “increasing the association’s membership, currently the most geographically and culturally diverse since its inception, and advocating to governments the impact of the film industry on regional economic and cultural development, job creation, and tourism”.

“The support of AFCI is excellent news for the Shooting Locations Marketplace as it helps strengthen the global nature of the event while opening doors for the participation of new professionals in the upcoming October edition,” explained Alberto Alonso, General Director of Feria de Valladolid, and Carlos Rosado, President of Spain Film Commission.”