Film organizations


Film organizations

The main objective of a film organization is to foment the advance of filmmaking techniques, at the same time it acts as a nexus between film industry and film professionals, this way, it can be able to promote excellence in film. Some film organizations are listed as follows:

American film institute (AFI)

(www.afi.com)
AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. AFI also offers training on filmmaking at its Conservatory.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS)

(www.oscars.org)
It was founded with the purpose of organizing and overseeing the educational and cultural activities of the motion picture industry, including the preservation of its history and the promotion of its future.

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

(www.amianet.org)
This is a non-profit association of professionals which was established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.

Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC)

(www.csc.ca)
The Canadian Society of Cinematographers was founded in 1957 as a non-profit organization. Its purpose is to promote the art and craft of cinematography.

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

(www.dga.org)
The Directors Guild of America represents more than 13,400 members working in U.S. cities and abroad. Their creative work is represented in theatrical, industrial, educational and documentary films and television, as well as, videos and commercials. Following is a brief history of their Guild.

Directors Guild of Canada

(www.dgc.ca)
It is a national labour organization which represents more than 3,500 key creative and logistical personnel in the film and television industry.

Film Advisory Board (FAB)

(www.filmadvisoryboard.org)
This institution was founded in 1975, is dedicated to awarding and promoting quality family-oriented and children's entertainment.

Filmmakers Alliance

(www.filmmakersalliance.com)
It is an institution dedicated to the advancement of independent filmmaking.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

(www.iatse-intl.org)
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States. Since the birth of our organization, the stage hands and projectionists have been joined by a great variety of other craftspersons in the numerous branches of the entertainment industry, including motion picture and television production, product demonstration and industrial shows, conventions, facility maintenance, casinos, audio visual, and computer graphics.

Motion Picture Editor's Guild

(www.editorsguild.com)
The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG) is an organization which represents over 6,000 freelance and staff post-production professionals. MPEG negotiates new collective bargaining agreements (union contracts) and enforces existing agreements with employers involved in post-production.