Film commissioners organisation AFCI announces new board
The AFCI (The Association of Film Commissioners International) announced its new board of directors for 2015 last week.
The announcement came after a successful Cineposium in New York a week before, at which member film commissions came together to discuss this year’s hottest topics for the production industry.
Continuing their two year terms are Walea Constantinau from the Honolulu Film Office; Ana Ilic from the Serbia Film Commission; Kevin “KJ” Jennings from Film Otago Southland; and Ingrid Rudefors from the Stockholm Mälardalen Film Commission.
Current AFCI president George David of the Royal Film Commission of Jordan; Deny Staggs from the Montana Film Office; Silvia Echeverri from the Colombian Film Commission; Nick Maniatis, director at the New Mexico Film Office; Sigmund Elias Holm, film commissioner at the Western Norway Film Commission; and Vienna Film Commissioner Marijana Stoisits have been elected to new two-year terms.
West Virginia Film Office director Pam Haynes has been elected to her second one-year term.
“We are proud of the diversity of our Board – with representatives from eight countries on five continents,” George David told press. “The success of the AFCI thrives on hands-on involvement of members to set the direction of our organization, provide superior leadership, and exemplify the excellence in service that the AFCI brand signifies.”
It was also revealed last week that next year’s Cineposium will take place in Barcelona, Spain. For the first time in its 38-year history, Cineposium 2015 will be focused on one single topic: Film Tourism.