Professional Film Organizations


Film Organizations

Austrian Film Designers Association -
(www.filmdesigners.at)
It is a professional association founded 1987 by Production Designers, Costume Designers, Prop Masters and Standby Props. It is the only independent, self-organised and self-financed representation for these professionals in Austria.

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) -
(www.oscars.org)
Its purpose is to organize and watch over the educational and cultural film activities and even the preservation of its history and future promotion.

American Film Institute -
(www.afi.com)
AFI is a national institute that provides leadership in screen education. AFI offers training for filmmakers. It also includes the National Center for Film and Video Preservation

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) -
(www.amianet.org)
AMIA is a professional association dedicated to advancing the preservation, collection, and use of moving images. In fact is one of the top organizations for moving image archives. It also holds annual conferences and offers scholarships in moving image archiving.

The Film Foundation -
(www.film-foundation.org)
The Film Foundation was founded in 1990 by Martin Scorsese. It is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation.

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives -
(www.film-foundation.org)
The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives was founded in 1969 in Amsterdam. It is an international organization affiliated with Unesco. It works as a medium for international co-operation between archives that preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) -
(www.fiafnet.org)
This is an International federation of film files which gathers the most important dedicated institutions to safeguard images in movement. It also dedicates to the defence of the film patrimony as a form of artistic expression.

National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) -
(www.filmpreservation.org)
It is non-profit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America's film heritage. They support all kind of activities nationwide that preserve American films and improve film access for study, education, and exhibition.

Society for Cinema Studies -
(www.cmstudies.org)
It was founded in 1959, is a professional organization of college and university educators, filmmakers, historians, critics, scholars, and others devoted to the study of the moving image.

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) -
(www.smpte.org)
It was founded in 1916, The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry.

Independent Film Source -
(www.ifp.org)
The IFP is a non-profit organization with 29 years of existence. This organization supports independent films and tries to link creative talent to the film industry.

American Film Marketing Association -
(www.ifta-online.org)
The Independent Film & Television Alliance (" IFTA " or the Alliance") was founded in 1980. It is a trade association of production and distribution companies. Their mission is to provide services to achieve superior quality.

Steadicam Operators Association -
(www.steadicam-ops.com)
It was founded by Garrett Brown and Nicola Pecorini in 1988. It represents Steadicam Operators worldwide and it connects them with movie directors and producers.

Association of Independent Commercial Producers -
(www.aicp.com)
It represents commercial production companies. It was founded in 1972; their members are commercial production companies. It has their offices in cities like New Yorky or Los Angeles.

Entertainment Resources & Marketing Association (ERMA) -
(www.erma.org)
It was founded in 1991 as a marketing association. It is a trade association dedicated to professional placement.

Swedish Film Producers -
(www.swedishfilmproducers.com)
It is a non-profit organization for Swedish film producers; its commitment is provide support to its members, considering mainly financing problems.