International Film Commissioners to Hold Locations Show With LA Film Festival

For the first time, the Association of Film Commissioners International will hold its annual locations show concurrently with the LA Film Festival

This year's Association of Film Commissioners International Locations Show will coincide with the opening weekend of the Los Angeles Film Festival, the association said Tuesday.

The show will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center — within walking distance of the film festival. It is scheduled for June 15 and 16.

Last year's show coincided with the Produced By conference on the Disney lot. Other past shows have been in Santa Monica and other Los Angeles County locations.

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This year's will feature conferences, panel discussions, networking opportunities and workshops.

"Film Commissions are not just about locations," AFCI's executive director, Martin Cuff, said in a statement. "Today, they are the point of contact for information on the kinds of free support and financial incentives that can help move projects into production as well as provide information on films festivals, distribution opportunities and film tourism."

He said the move to downtown Los Angeles will create "a true international village at the Los Angeles Film Festival."