Audiovisual Producers´ Association
a powerful voice for independent audiovisual works
- we cultivate the audiovisual environment
- we support the growth of the audiovisual industry
- we are actively involved in shaping working conditions in the film industry in the Czech Republic
- we promote education
- we protect the interests of our members and the entire audiovisual sector
- we establish strong partnerships
- we protect the prestige and standing of independent Czech producers in the Czech and international context on a long-term basis
- we are a platform for sharing information across disciplines
- we boost the presentation of Czech producers abroad
- we ensure the professionalism of the Czech film environment
The Audiovisual Producers´ Association (APA) was established in 1994 and associates producers and production companies in the field of Czech live-action, documentary and animated films, and also in the field of film services, advertising and television works. The association’s primary goal is to protect and promote the interests of independent producers, deal with professional associations, protective copyright organisations and government administration bodies. The common initiative of APA members guides the organisation toward the most effective mode of operation. The APA is proof of the fact that, in critical matters (e.g. discussion of the Audiovisual Act), the association has acted as a crucial initiator and facilitator across film sectors.
Throughout quarter of a century of the APA’s existence, the association has become a firm part of the Czech audiovisual sector, which creates an enormous obligation. This is why we wish to promote stability and development, reinforcement of international competitiveness and assurance of unrestricted and independent audiovisual production in the future.
The APA currently has 133 members.
EXECUTIVE BODIES AND STATUTES
PRODUKCE RADIM PROCHÁZKA
MILK AND HONEY FILMS
CONDITIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE APA
Manufacturers or producers of audiovisual works – natural or legal persons, with a registered office or residential address in the Czech Republic, who agree with the association’s statutes, may become a member. Individuals who initiate preparation and ensure production of audiovisual works as producers, are considered producers for the purpose of these statutes. The General Meeting decides on acceptance of a new member of the association at the proposal of at least current three members. Please contact the executive director for more information.
ORGANISATIONS CREATED AT THE INITIATIVE OF THE APA
Czech Film Centre – the CFC was established at the APA’s initiative in 2002 and was administered and funded by the association until 2004.
Czech Film Critics’ Awards – these originated in 2012 in cooperation with Czech film publicists, the APA and the Czech Film Chamber
Office of the Czech Film Commission – CFC / the Czech Film Commission was established at the initiative of the APA in 2004
Czech Film Chamber – established in 2003, the APA was involved in its establishment. The APA suspended the Czech Film Chamber’s activities in 2018 and its transformation into the Czech Audiovisual Chamber was commenced.