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The FIAPF (Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films; English: International Federation of Film Producers Associations), created in 1933, is an organization composed with 36 member associations from 30 of the leading audiovisual production countries. Its Secretariat is located in Brussels, Belgium. FIAPF is also in charge of regulating international film festivals, including some of the world's most important ones.


FIAPF helps producers formulate policies and coordinate political action in these key areas:

  • Copyright and related intellectual property rights' legislation
  • Enforcement of IPR legislation and anti-piracy action
  • Deployment of digital technologies and their impact on the audiovisual value chain
  • Technology standardization process
  • Media regulation
  • Private and public sector film financing mechanisms
  • Trade-related issues


FIAPF members are 36 producer organizations from 29 countries:[1]

Argentina Asociación General de Productores Cinematográficos
Argentina Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales
Austria Fachverband der Audiovisions und Filmindustrie
Belgium Vlaamse Onafhankelijke Film & Televisie Producenten v.z.w. (VOFTP)
Canada Canadian Media Producers Association
China China Film Producers Association
Croatia Croatian Producers Association (HRUP)
Czech Republic Audiovisual Producers Association (APA)
Denmark Danish Film and TV Producers
Estonia Estonian National Producers Union (ERPÃ)
Finland Audiovisual Producers Finland (APFI)
Germany Allianz Deutscher Produzenten - Film & Fernsehen e.V.
Germany Verband Deutscher Filmproduzenten e.V.
Iceland Association of Icelandic Film Producers
India Film Federation of India
India National Film Development Corporation of India
Iran The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds (Khaneh Cinema)
Japan Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan
Latvia Film Producers Association of Latvia
Netherlands Netherlands Audiovisual Producers Alliance (NAPA)[2]
North Macedonia Association of Film Producers of Macedonia (MZFP Skopje)
Nigeria Association of Nollywood Core Producers (ANCOP)
Norway Virke Produsentforeningen
Poland Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA)
Russia Association of Cinema and Television Producers
Russia Film Producers Guild of Russia
Slovakia Slovak Audiovisual Producers Association (SAPA)
Sweden Swedish Film Producers Associations
Switzerland Association Suisse des Producteurs de Films
Turkey Film Yapimcilari Meslek Birligi (Fiyab)
Turkey Sinema Eseri Yapimcilari Meslek Birligi (Se-Yap)
Turkey Tesiyap Televizyon ve Sinema Film Yapimcilari Meslek Birligi
Ukraine Film Industry Association of Ukraine (FIAU)
United Kingdom Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT)
United States Independent Film and Television Alliance
United States Motion Picture Association of America

Former members include:

Former Members
Australia Screen Producers Australia[3]
Egypt Egyptian Chamber of Cinema Industry
Hungary Magyar Audiovizualis Producerek Szovetsege (MAPSZ)
Spain Federación de Asociaciones de Productores Audiovisuales de España

Accredited film festivals[edit]

As of 2015, the FIAPF provided accreditation to 47 film festivals worldwide. The FIAPF categorizes the film festivals as Competitive, Competitive Specialised, Non-Competitive and Documentary/Short Film.[4]

Competitive film festivals[edit]

The following film festivals have been given competitive status by the FIAPF.[5]

Location Festival Date
Iran Tehran[6] Fajr International Film Festival February and April
Germany Berlin Berlin International Film Festival late February
France Cannes Cannes Film Festival mid-May
China Shanghai Shanghai International Film Festival late June
Czech Republic Karlovy Vary Karlovy Vary International Film Festival late June to early July
Switzerland Locarno Locarno International Film Festival early to mid-August
Canada Montreal Montreal World Film Festival late August
Italy Venice Venice Film Festival late August to early September
Spain San Sebastián San Sebastián International Film Festival mid to late September
Poland Warsaw Warsaw International Film Festival mid-October
Japan Tokyo Tokyo International Film Festival late October to early November
Argentina Mar del Plata Mar del Plata Film Festival mid-November
Estonia Tallinn Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival mid to late November
Egypt Cairo Cairo International Film Festival late November
India Goa International Film Festival of India late November

Competitive specialised film festivals[edit]

The following film festivals have been given specialised competitive status by the FIAPF.[7]

Location Festival Theme
Turkey Antalya International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Asian, central Asian, and European films
Kazakhstan Astana Eurasia International Film Festival Asian, central Asian, and European films
South Korea Busan Busan International Film Festival[8] First feature Asian films
Colombia Cartagena, Colombia Cartagena Film Festival Iberian and Latin-American films
Dominican RepublicSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic Festival de Cine Global de Santo Domingo Competitive feature film festival specialized in first films
Spain Gijón Gijón International Film Festival Impact of music on films
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul International Film Festival Art-oriented films: literature, theatre, music, dance, and fine arts
India Trivandrum International Film Festival of Kerala Asian, African, and Latin American films
Austria Kitzbühel Kitzbühel Film Festival Young directors
India Kolkata Kolkata International Film Festival Women directors
Ukraine Kyiv Kyiv International Film Festival "Molodist" First feature films
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon International Horror Film Festival Horror films
Italy Milan Noir in Festival Crime films
India Mumbai Mumbai Film Festival First feature films[9]
Spain Sitges Sitges Film Festival Fantasy and horror films
North Macedonia Skopje Cinedays Film Festival European films
Bulgaria Sofia Sofia International Film Festival First and second feature films
Australia Sydney Sydney Film Festival Avant-garde directing
Italy Turin Torino Film Festival First feature films
Romania Cluj Transilvania International Film Festival First and second feature films

Non-competitive film festivals[edit]

The following film festivals have been given non-competitive status by the FIAPF.[10]

Location Festival
Italy Rome Rome Film Festival
Canada Toronto Toronto International Film Festival
Austria Vienna Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale)

Documentary and short film festivals[edit]

The following film festivals are for documentary and short films.[11]

Location Festival
Spain Bilbao Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films
Poland Kraków Kraków Film Festival
Germany Oberhausen International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Finland Tampere Tampere Film Festival

Former accredited film festivals[edit]

The following film festivals used to be accredited by the FIAPF, but withdrew.[12][13]

Location Festival
Australia Adelaide Adelaide (International) Film Festival, 2003 edition only
Colombia Bogotá Bogotá Film Festival
Belgium Brussels Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
Germany Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival
Belgium Ghent Flanders International Film Festival Ghent
Norway Haugesund Norwegian International Film Festival
South Korea Jeonju Jeonju International Film Festival
Belarus Minsk Minsk International Film Festival[14]
Russia Moscow Moscow International Film Festival[15]
Belgium Namur Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur
Brazil São Paulo Mostra – São Paulo International Film Festival
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Sarajevo Film Festival
Russia St. Petersburg Message to Man International Film Festival[15]
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm International Film Festival
Greece Thessaloniki Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Spain Valencia Cine Jove Valencia International Film Festival
Spain Valencia Mostra – Valencia Cinema of the Mediterranean
Germany Wiesbaden goEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Films
Poland Wrocław New Horizons Film Festival


  1. ^ "FIAPF Members". FIAPF.
  2. ^ Formerly, Film Producers Netherlands (FPN).
  3. ^ Johnston, Owen (2014), "Screen Producers Association of Australia", A Companion to the Australian Media: S, pp. 424–425
  4. ^ FIAPF Accredited Festivals Directory 2008, FIAPF, 2008
  5. ^ "Competitive Feature Film Festivals". Archived from the original on 2004-03-10. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  6. ^ "FIAPF Archives". Fajr International Film Festival.
  7. ^ "Competitive Specialised Film Festivals". Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  8. ^ Formerly, Pusan International Film Festival.
  9. ^ "FIAPF - International Federation of Film Producers Associations". Archived from the original on 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  10. ^ "Non-Competitive Film Festivals". Archived from the original on 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  11. ^ "Documentary and Short Film Festivals". Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  12. ^ "FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers Associations". Archived from the original on 2004-03-10. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  13. ^ "FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers Associations". Archived from the original on 2004-03-10. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  14. ^ Cancelled in 2020. "Belarus Government Official News".
  15. ^ a b Haring, Bruce (March 19, 2022). "Moscow Film Festival Has Accreditation Paused By Int'l Federation Of Film Producers".

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