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Community Spokesperson for Film & Television

Everything you need to know to talk about the Film Industry to stakeholders

In this short online course, you'll learn the key industry talking points around WHY film is important to communities. The course content covers the range of reasons why governments around the world have proactively developed film sector capacity, including the benefits of economic development and job creation, tourism benefits, social and reputational impacts and other important factors.

Armed with the knowledge and information from this course, you will be able represent your area / jurisdiction / region as a Film Contact and to speak confidently and authoritatively to a range of stakeholders on the benefits of engagement with the film sector.

This course developed out of research conducted by Locations Africa, a project that was funded by the South African Department of Arts and Culture's Mzansi Golden Economy programme. Locations Africa recognised that Africa is missing out on the opportunities of global film production, and looked at ways to improve cooperation, coordination and skills and standards amongst African film destinations. Future courses include Film Commission professional training, and specialist courses in core business areas such as Marketing and Film Tourism.


Your Instructor


Martin Cuff
Martin Cuff
Martin Cuff is a leading figure in the South African, African and global film industries, with over twenty years of sector development experience.The former Executive Director of Association of Film Commissioners International, Martin is a sought-after consultant, marketer, producer, strategist, speaker, writer and trainer who has worked to support and develop film production capacity on every continent.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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