Association of Film Commissioners International
We are delighted to announce a festival industry partnership with the Association of Film Commissioners International AFCI.
Like AFCI we also share the same vision and passion for supporting economic growth and helping independent filmmakers take the next step.
We encourage all interested parties to look at the benefits AFCI can offer and consider reaching out to them for assistance with future productions.
AFCI’s 43rd Annual Cineposium Conference will be held in beautiful St. Peterburg, Russia’s cultural and historic center. The conference will be conducted at the Corinthia Hotel, a beautiful establishment featured in the 1996 Michael Caine helmer “Midnight in Saint Petersburg.”
In addition to organization partner the Russian Office of Film Commissions in support by St. Peterburg Committee on Tourism Department and Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau, AFCI is please to partner with the United Nationals World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) whose 23rd General Assembly is running concurrently to Cineposium, drawing representatives from more than 150 countries. UNWTO is officially involved with Cineposium programming and line up.
Timely topics covered during this year’s Cineposium two-day conference September 13th and 14th include: the effect streaming services are having on production, location versus budget versus box office and tipping the gender scale. A sampling of speakers includes HBO SVP Jay Rowe, Blumhouse Head of Production Jeanette Volturno, AFCNet President Hui Kim, UNESCO Project ManagerXueyuan Hun, CEO of The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment Dr. Jo Twist, PlayStation’s VP of Global Marketing Asad Qizilbash, VP, Global Marketing, PlayStation and Studio Facility Expert and former Pinewood Commercial Director Nick Smith. Included in the Cineposium registration charge is a cultural and tourism expedition through St. Petersburg. Directly following Cineposium is the return of “Meet the Execs” (formerly Business to Business Day.) Eight studio executives representing a wealth of International Studios will offer 45-minute panels followed by 15 minutes of meet and greet time.
Cineposium registrants will be aided by Mako Congress, a Russian events and conference expert, who have negotiated discounted room rates at the Cornithia Hotel as well as other contemporary three and four-star hotels with prices starting at $70 a night. They are also handling visa voucher and visa support.
Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Registration Rate! Until August 15th, members of the public interested in attending receive the discounted rate of $850.00 USD per person. After April 15th, the Cineposeium rate will increase to $1050.00 per person.
Early Bird Rates End August 15th