What’s Japan Film Commission?
Japan Film Commission (JFC) is a national film commission covering the entire country of Japan. It is your first contact if you are interested in filming in Japan. With its main office in Tokyo, Japan Film Commission is a non-profit organization comprised of over 120 regional film commissions as well as various film and video industry guilds and organizations, such as the Directors Guild of Japan. It is supported and endorsed by ministries and agencies of the federal government, such as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and the Japan Tourism Agency.
Japan Film Commission
8F, Togeki Bldg.,
4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045, Japan
Tel: +81-3-6264-2042 / Fax: +81-3-6264-2043
Japan Film Commission Board Directors (As of Oct., 6, 2017)
|CHAIRPERSON||Ehime Film Commission||Noboru Izumitani|
|VICE CHAIRPERSON||Amakusa Film Commission||Shinichi Koyama|
|VICE CHAIRPERSON||Sapporo Film Commission||Arifumi Sato|
|Auditor||Nagano Area Film Commission||Haruyasu Atobe|
|DIRECTOR||Sendai Miyagi Film Commission||Shin Kusaka|
|DIRECTOR||Tokyo Film Commission||Hajime Endo|
|DIRECTOR||Suwaken Film Commission||Yosuke Miyasaka|
|DIRECTOR||Nagoya Location Navi||Minoru Kato|
|DIRECTOR||Osaka Film Council||Satoshi Ohno|
|DIRECTOR||Hiroshima Film Commission||Ryoji Sasaguchi|
|DIRECTOR||Kitakyushu Film Commission||Shuei Ueda|
|DIRECTOR||Okinawa Film Office||Kouji Niimoto|
|DIRECTOR||Tokyo Film Commission||Katsunori Tanaka|
|DIRECTOR||Keio university Institute for Media and Communications Research||Yoko Nishiaki Ogawa|
|DIRECTOR||Kakunodate Film Commission||Hiroshi Sakamoto|
|DIRECTOR||Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, Inc.||Shin Horiguchi|
|DIRECTOR||Directors Guild of Japan||Katsuhide Motoki|
|DIRECTOR||Japan Film Makers Association||Shoji Masui|
|SECRETARY GENERAL||Japan Film Commission||Ruriko Sekine|
Services provided by JFC
Japan Film Commission will help you: find locations, find local production service companies, obtain shooting permits, find out what types of non-tax incentives and filming supports are offered by regional governments and film commissions in Japan, and help you in many other ways to make your filming easier in Japan.
AFCNet (Asian Film Commissions Network) was established on October 10, 2004 with the participation of 18 organizations from six countries.The plan of activities for fiscal year 2005, intended to facilitate shooting in the Asian region and to further promote cooperation, was decided. It covers the four main areas below:
1.Share and systematize information about production
2.Share information and work to improve film related laws, systems, etc.
3.Support local film commissions in Asia, and provide training
The AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International) is a non-profit educational organization founded in the United States in 1975.
Description of activities is Cineposium education program and Locations Trade Show (trade show for film producers and entertainment industry people). AFCI members are 310 organizations from 31 countries and regions.