Association of Film Commissioner International (AFCI)
The Santiago de Compostela Film Commission belongs to the Association of Film Commissioner International (AFCI). Its membership in this prestigious international organism has the objective of qualitatively and quantitatively increasing Santiago de Compostela’s international presence. Being a full member of the AFCI involves satisfying the association’s standards, thereby guaranteeing the quality of the Film Commission’s services.
Spain Film Commission (SFC)
The Spain Film Commission is the entity encompassing the most important Film Commissions and Film Offices operating in Spain. It was created on March 26th, 2001, within the Audiovisual Sciences and Arts Institute (ICAA).
The Spain Film Commission’s objectives start from the general interest for establishing common criteria in order to:
a) Stimulate and develop the film, audiovisual and multimedia production sector
b) Promote Spain as a film location
c) Coordinate, cooperate and collaborate in the initiatives carried out by each of the Film Commissions
d) Participate as an autonomous agent in debating forums, regulation-analysis commissions, regulatory councils, representative institutions, etc.
Cinema Cities Network
The Film Cities network is an initiative led by the City Councils of Santiago, San Sebastian and Salamanca, born in the framework of the designation of the latter as “European City of Culture of the Year 2000”. The project encompasses the cities of Venice, Thessalonica, Porto, Salamanca, Donostia-San Sebastian and Santiago de Compostela. It is aimed at organising inter-municipal cooperation in order to promote these cities’ own culture and identity by means of their audiovisual production. The idea is to develop common instruments that help the industry to reduce costs, while also facilitating the cities’ competitive presence within the international market as important production centres.
Cinema Cities plays the same role as a Film Commission with the exception of its structure, since it encompasses different offices located in the cities participating in the project.
European Film Commissions Network
EUFCN is a non-profit association which supports and promotes the European film industry and culture.
Its main goals are to create a network of the most active European Film Commissions; to promote the exchange of information between members; to sustain the developement of location searches and shooting opportunities; and to carry out professional and educational activities for members.
Furthemore, it is also involved in promoting Film Commission activities with Public Institutions, the European Community and the film industry; conducting projects funded by the European Union; supporting the film industry; organizing seminars and conferences; analyzing the needs of producers of films and TV dramas and meeting these needs.