and systematize information about production]
| Step 1. Share photo and video databases
about location sites
||Considering that each film commission has different
D/B levels and that there are a vast number of
photo location sites, we focus on sharing the
D/B information that each member has rather than
on collecting data on behalf of AFCNet.
The members of AFCNet can directly access up to
1,000 photos in each category of the AFCNet website.
→ There is a direct link to each member's
website from the AFCNet website, so that visitors
can access further information.
| Step 2. Carry out the first stage
of systematizing information on local crews and
infrastructure in Asia
||From crews in each field, we will collect and
share information that is necessary for film and
video shooting. We will focus on the four categories
that are most essential to production teams going
to overseas locations.
A. Location Service: film commissions/ location
service companies/ location managers
B. Equipment rental: cameras/ lightings/ cranes,
C. Post production: film laboratories/ sound/
D. Others: raw stok-film/ transportation services/
→ Information about each
companies and individuals, especially those who
have had experience working with overseas production
teams, will be collected for this endeavor,
→ The price of each service will be in accordance
with industry norms, in order to help production
teams reduce miscalculations that may occur as
a result of differences in exchange rates.
| Step 2-1. Find specialized producers
and coordinators for overseas locations.
||Hiring a local producer is the first and most
important factor in determining the success and
quality of work at an overseas location.
→ AFCNet finds specialized local producers,
production coordinators, and interpreters in Asia,
especially those who have had experience working
with overseas production teams, and we share this
information through our member network.
This service helps production teams select proper
local producers and lessens errors that can occur
on overseas locations. It also allows the specialized
'location producers' and 'location managers' to
be trained to meet the specific needs of each
information and work to improve film related laws,
| Step 3. Carry out the first stage
of exchanging information about local shooting
enviroment in Asia
||Among the various pieces of vital information
needed by overseas production teams working in
Asia, including information on laws, insurance,
taxes and more, the following categories are being
given highest priority, and are among the data
that will first be made available to overseas
A. Clearing customs: bringing film in and out
of the country / equipment in and out / getting
visas for the crew.
B. Insurance: information about various types
of insurance (ie: equipment, life insurance, location
site insurance, etc.) / insurance options for
overseas production teams/ basic pricing information
C. Taxes: basic local tax system/ tax benefits
and incentives for production teams
D. Shooting permit: options for obtaining permit/
kinds of shooting that require permit/ supervising
organization/ application documents and procedures
E. Film commission support: location information/
location scouting support/ local organization
support, such as police and fire department/ permit
and support for special shooting (street occupation,
explosions, etc.) ? information on various types
of support offered by each film commission
→ The results of steps 1~3 will be available
to the public through the AFCNet website after
its regular members have exchanged and reviewed
the information. The results will also be published
in the First Editon of the AFCNet Directory.
local film commissions in Asia, and provide training]
| Step 4. Standardize and expand
'Asian film commission'
||In Asia, there are film commissions that have
been established by local governments to carry
out the basic function of 'attracting and supporting
There are, in addition, however, many other types
of film commissions ranging from those established
by national governments to aid film promotion
organizations and tourism organizations, to those
established by film producers and distributors
in Asian countries.
→ AFCNet will make
various efforts to maintain the type of 'Asian
film commission' that is appropriate for the environment
of each Asian country, and to standardize the
functions within each.
→ This project
includes publicity activities aimed at relevant
organizations in countries and regions where a
film commission is not yet existing / basic training
for film commissions in connection with AFCI (such
as during the AFCNet general assembly of next
year)/ various seminars offered by AFCNet for
its members and for film industry-related individuals
(during the first meeting of the board of directors
| Step 5. Participate and do marketing
at the AFCI Locations Trade Show in April, 2005
|| The members of AFCNet will participate in the
AFCI Locations Trade Show in April, 2005 to inform
non-Asian film makers of the establishment of
AFCNet and the practical use of the network.
→ Film commissions in various Asian countries,
such as Korea (joint booth of Seoul and Busan),
Japan (joint booth of JFCPC, Kobe, and Kitakushu),
and Thailand, set up booths in same area at the
AFCI Locations Trade Show in April, 2004, and
provided information on Asian location sites.
| Step 6. Participate in major local
film festivals in Asian countries and do publicity
||Perform publicity activities such as participating
in or setting up booths at the major local film
festivals in Asian countries, such as the Hong
Kong Film Mart, the Tokyo International Film Festival,
the Shanghai International Film Festival, and
the Busan International Film Festival.
→ Consider participating in local film festivals
in non-Asian countries and markets in the future.