AFCN to increase exposure

Group to promote film in Asia with low labor, building costs

The seven-member Asian Film Commissioners Network met in Bali recently to increase the exposure of Asian films and filmmakers to the world’s major studio and independent producers, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, through international festivals and other events.

AFCN is promoting Asia for location shooting based on its non-union crew and talent and low labor and building costs.

AFCN was founded in 2004 by film commissioners from Japan, China, Russia, South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. Joining the group in the Bali meeting are commissioners from Singapore and Cambodia.

Host Deborah Gabinetti of the Bali Film Commission says, “We are offering not only Bali but the whole of Indonesia, comprising 17,502 islands with 350 ethnic groups, to world filmmakers,” noting that the country includes offers mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, volcanos, jungles, beaches, mosques, temples and churches as locations.

“Some countries offer incentives, including tax holidays, to foreign artists and crew. And governments, at local and national level, are supportive when it comes to customs, immigration and stay permits,” she says.

A regional database of information for filmmakers is now available.

More Film

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    South Australia Uncaps Post-Production Rebate Scheme

    The seven-member Asian Film Commissioners Network met in Bali recently to increase the exposure of Asian films and filmmakers to the world’s major studio and independent producers, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, through international festivals and other events. AFCN is promoting Asia for location shooting based on its non-union crew and talent and low […]

  • Korea's Gang Dong-won to Star in

    Korea's Gang Dong-won to Star in Simon West’s ‘Tsunami LA’

    The seven-member Asian Film Commissioners Network met in Bali recently to increase the exposure of Asian films and filmmakers to the world’s major studio and independent producers, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, through international festivals and other events. AFCN is promoting Asia for location shooting based on its non-union crew and talent and low […]

  • Korea Box Office: 'Steel Rain' Defeats

    Korea Box Office: 'Steel Rain' Defeats 'Star Wars' to Dominate Weekend

    The seven-member Asian Film Commissioners Network met in Bali recently to increase the exposure of Asian films and filmmakers to the world’s major studio and independent producers, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, through international festivals and other events. AFCN is promoting Asia for location shooting based on its non-union crew and talent and low […]

  • netflix-the-little-prince

    Mediawan Closes In on Acquisition of Dimitri Rassam's ON Kids & Family

    The seven-member Asian Film Commissioners Network met in Bali recently to increase the exposure of Asian films and filmmakers to the world’s major studio and independent producers, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, through international festivals and other events. AFCN is promoting Asia for location shooting based on its non-union crew and talent and low […]

  • China Box Office: Local Titles 'Youth'

    China Box Office: Local Titles 'Youth' and 'Dunjia' Dominate Weekend

    The seven-member Asian Film Commissioners Network met in Bali recently to increase the exposure of Asian films and filmmakers to the world’s major studio and independent producers, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, through international festivals and other events. AFCN is promoting Asia for location shooting based on its non-union crew and talent and low […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Four Reasons Why 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Isn't One for the Ages

    The seven-member Asian Film Commissioners Network met in Bali recently to increase the exposure of Asian films and filmmakers to the world’s major studio and independent producers, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, through international festivals and other events. AFCN is promoting Asia for location shooting based on its non-union crew and talent and low […]

  • Mark Hamill and Ted Cruz Get

    Mark Hamill and Ted Cruz Get in Net Neutrality-Related Twitter Fight

    The seven-member Asian Film Commissioners Network met in Bali recently to increase the exposure of Asian films and filmmakers to the world’s major studio and independent producers, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, through international festivals and other events. AFCN is promoting Asia for location shooting based on its non-union crew and talent and low […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content