A much-needed platform for the international film producers was formed with the membership of most of the reputed international film production companies.
The purpose of forming this association is to come together as a united body that will be the professional voice of the international Film Producers’ collective in Sri Lanka, both for local and international negotiations.
A few key objectives were identified as important guidelines that the association will be focusing its attention on. The top line objectives are to help position Sri Lanka in the world map of movie production as an exotic film location that can also provide line production facilities that meet international standards while building the industry as an undisputed forex earner for the country.
The association strongly believes that the enhancement of this industry will build the local allied support services to international standards.
The importance of one industry voice was recognized as the need of the hour, especially when the members need to work closely with the related government agencies to develop attractive marketing schemes that would compete with other markets that offer similar facilities to international film producers.
While Sri Lanka has been offering its services to international film producers for many years now, it was felt that service quality standards vary significantly. Therefore, the association will focus on working on a standardized service offer amongst its membership.
With the international film producers expecting higher professionalism and quality in all the services provided locally, the association will take the leadership in training and developing young professionals that will help enhance the growth of the industry.
The membership of the International Film Producers’ Association (IFPA) comprises Crew for Shoots, Creative Red Production, Dream Forge, Film Island, Frames, IndoChina Productions, The Film Team, Video Image, Vision Works and Working Ants.