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Jaclyn Philpott

Jaclyn Philpott

Executive Director, The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI)

As Executive Director of The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), Jaclyn Philpott leads the only global organization representing film commission professionals in existence today. 

Started in 1975, the global membership organization has a mission to Enable film commissions and industry partners to bring successful productions to life through knowledge-sharing, skill development, and connection. Jaclyn  oversees advocacy, educational programs, research and events that empower AFCI members to work more effectively with policymakers and businesses in the screen sector – all with the goal of fostering economic growth in an inclusive and sustainable manner. 

2023 was a pivotal year for AFCI with significant research undertaken with members and industry professionals to create a new strategy for the 49 year old organization to better serve commissions and private sector partners.

Philpott earned an MBA from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) with a specialization in management and growth strategies.