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The Australian Film Societies Federation – Site Map Draft

The Australian Film Societies Federation can be found at this website address https://ausfilm.org.au/

This website reflects the desire of the Federation to help every film society in Australia. This is something that we talk about on our About the Federation page https://ausfilm.org.au/

We hope that everyone will contact the Australian Film Societies Federation and ask for our help because unlike many Federations our single goal is to help as many Australian Film Society or film clubs or film groups  that we can. Please go this website page that will enable you to contact the Federation https://ausfilm.org.au/contact-us/

If you want to join the Australian Federation of Film Societies the webpage to go to is this one https://ausfilm.org.au/membership-form/ This page also has a membership form that will enable you to join the Federation or renew your membership.

The Australian Film Society Federation holds Annual General Meetings every year and they can all be found at this web page https://ausfilm.org.au/federation-agms/

More specificaly the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Federation of Film Societies can be found here https://ausfilm.org.au/federation-agms/2018-afsf-agm/

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Federation of Film Societies can be found here https://ausfilm.org.au/federation-agms/2017-afsf-agm/

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Federation of Film Societies can be found here https://ausfilm.org.au/federation-agms/2016-afsf-agm/

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Federation of Film Societies can be found here https://ausfilm.org.au/federation-agms/2015-agm/

The most important service that the Australian Film Societies Federation provides is information about Australian Film Distributors. This information helps Australian Film Societies to identify the Australian distributor of a film they want to show. You can find information on how to find the Australian film distributors you want here https://ausfilm.org.au/how-to-find-the-distributor-of-the-film-you-want-to-show/

Some Australian film societies or groups contact the Australian Film Society Federation to get the contact details of the Non-Theatrical Lending Collection of the National Film and Sound Archive and you can find that information here at the page called Screening loans collection at the NFSA https://ausfilm.org.au/where-to-get-films/lending-collection/

If you want to collect information about the Australian film distributors who are able to give Australian film societies or groups screening permission for films (because they hold the copyright) you should go to this page which is called Australian Film Distributors https://ausfilm.org.au/where-to-get-films/90-2/

The Australian Film Society Federation has a very good privacy policy. We collect information from every member of the Australian Film Society Federation and we provide only some of it to Australian distributors You can read the privacy policy of the Australian film Societies Federation here https://ausfilm.org.au/contact-us/afsf-privacy-policy/

If you want to start a film society and join the Australian film society Federation you should read this page which we called how to start a film society in 10 steps. Perhaps we should have called it how to start a film society or group but the terms are interchangeable. You can read about how to start your film society or group here https://ausfilm.org.au/starting-a-film-society-in-easy-steps/

The Australian Film Societies Federation also offers legal help to any australian film society or group who needs legal help. This help is not for getting copyright or screening clearance from an australian distributor. It is for the more complex problems that a film society or a film group might face. The page concerning legal help for Australian Film Society Federation Members are here https://ausfilm.org.au/legal-help-for-your-film-society/

A slightly related area that many members of the Australian film Society Federation have problems with Their public liability. If you need public liability isurance and you are a member of the Australian Film Society Federation then go to this page https://ausfilm.org.au/public-liability-insurance-for-your-film-society/

The Australian Film Society Federation offers a number of resources for our member film societies apart from the ones I have already mentioned. Many of the resources that the Australian Film Society Federation offers can be found at this page called Resources for your film Society https://ausfilm.org.au/resources/

Another benefit that the Australian Film Society Federation offers to help you start your film society is providing  information on screening rights for DVDs, How screening copyright works and how to show a DVD at a public screening. You can find that information here at the pages which we call what are screening rights https://ausfilm.org.au/screening-rights/ and the page that we call DVD copyright https://ausfilm.org.au/screening-rights/dvd-copyright/

Our website allows members of the Australian Film Society Federation to update their membership details https://ausfilm.org.au/update-your-membership-details/

We also answer the question what is a film society or film club but we could have called the page what is a film club a film group or a film society as all three words mean the same thing. This question (for anyone starting a film society, starting a film group or starting a film club is here https://ausfilm.org.au/film-societies/

We also provide more information on how to start a film club, film group or film society with two more pages:

  1. Things to think about when starting a film society https://ausfilm.org.au/film-societies/so-you-want-to-start-a-film-society/ and:
  2. When you have started your film society (or group or film club) why should you join the Australian Film Society Federation https://ausfilm.org.au/film-societies/why-join-the-federation/