The city of Limerick in Ireland has been chosen to host the Association of Film Commissioners International’s (AFCI) Cineposium Conference from September 26 to 28 this year.
After a competitive bidding process open to all AFCI commission members, Film in Limerick won the right to host the first Cineposium in Ireland in the event’s 46-year history.
Over the past decade, Cineposium – designed to connect AFCI members and film industry professionals with production industry partners and policy makers worldwide - has been held in the US, France, New Zealand, Spain, South Korea, Russia and Colombia.
More information about Cineposium’s 2023 sessions, speakers and registration is expected to be announced soon.
The success of Limerick’s bid was announced in Los Angeles, where Ireland Tourism and Culture Minister Catherine Martin and Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland have been leading a trade mission to promote the Irish screen industry. The mission coincides with an Oscar ceremony at which Ireland will be well represented, most notably by best picture and acting awards contender The Banshees of Inisherin, international feature nominee The Quiet Girl and lead actor nominee Paul Mescal.
Martin said hosting Cineposium “is an excellent opportunity to build on the current wave of success happening across Ireland’s screen industry, and to further strengthen our partnerships with international production companies and studios around the world. Being able to showcase Ireland as a global production hub is a fantastic way to drive more international production to all parts of the country, further developing skills and opportunities for Irish talent and our skilled crew base.”
AFCI executive director Jaclyn Philpott added: “I’m enthusiastic that Ireland has been selected to host Cineposium, where a diverse mix of screen sector professionals will merge to learn, build connections and explore new methods of collaboration. Screen Ireland joined AFCI in June, 2018. Their office has consistently exemplified leadership in sustainability, workforce development programs and providing production support for filmmakers and content creators filming in the country, as well as being an active and valued member of AFCI.”
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