General info

AFCI’s 43rd Cineposium will be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, from 13th to 16th September 2019 and is co-presented by AFCI and the Russian Office of Film Commissions and supported by Saint Petersburg Committee on Tourism Development and Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau.

Cineposium runs concurrently with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly. There will be collaboration between Cineposium and UNWTO (details will be provided in the program as it is released). The Assembly is a major global event, with over 1,000 attendees from 158 countries. Registration includes FREE admission to KINOEXPO INTERNATIONAL, the world’s 3rd largest International cinema industry convention and exhibition.

September, 13 – 16 2019 | Events Schedule

We are currently designing Cineposium session topics and extending speaker invitations.

We envision the program will run as follows in September:

State of the Industry
Content Explosion (part 1) – responding to the television and streaming services phenomenon: how is it disrupting the global production and consumer landscape?
· Who are the players and what are their strategies?
· How can producers and talent meet this unprecedented demand?
Content Explosion (part 2) – seizing the opportunity: growing the production hubs of the future
· Building production infrastructure: studios, facilities, crew and incentives
· The dangers of an overheated ecosystem

Afternoon content in collaboration with UNWTO

Film Tourism – a discussion about the significant economic injection from this specific type of tourism. How to build a tourism campaign and how to manage visitation when success exceeds expectations.

Spotlight Russia

Locations v Budget v Box Office: When Location Wins

Evening: Reception

Balancing the Gender Scale

Producer Spotlight

Europe: Co-Production Outside Treaties

Working in and Collaborating with the Asian Market

The Evolution of Gaming

How Would You Handle It? Closed session (no press or public) open to AFCI, EUFCN + AFCNet Film Commission Members only

«Industry + Cultural Tour. Meeting local culture and film intuitive»

City & Cultural Tour (TBA)
Evening entertainment program (TBA)

«Meet the Execs»*

Coffee break
Panel sessions at the KINOEXPO (TBA)
Panel sessions at the KINOEXPO (TBA)
Closing ceremony

* Open to AFCI Film Commission Members only