The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) led a South African delegation comprising of the Cape Film Commission, Durban Film Office and the Eastern Cape Developmental Corporation to the AFCI Locations Expo in Los Angeles from 3 to 5 June.
AFCI is the only global association of trained film commissioners with over 300 film commissions from all the six continents. The South African delegation’s participation was to position the country as a co-production partner of choice, market the country as the best film production destination, and to promote South Africa’s initiatives.
South African delegates held meetings with the Hollywood studios and potential partners and invited highly esteemed international industry professionals to attend a presentation that was held on 5 of June at the Hilton Universal Hotel, Burbank. This event served as a platform for South Africa’s provinces and locations to be presented to delegates as well as a networking opportunity.
“Once again, we are grateful to participate at this highly ranked Expo which provides an opportunity to market the country. We are proud to say that since the NFVF and film commissions started on this journey in 2002, our provinces are globally recognised, resulting in an increased number of international productions coming to South Africa for either its beautiful locations or for incentives offered,’ says Azania Muendane, Head of Marketing and Public Affairs.