Benefits of

Exclusive to Members

IFTA provides its Members with a source of business expertise in the sales and distribution of film and television programming worldwide, delivered through various services, including:  


IFTA is your partner on issues that matter to your business. The association pursues a vigorous government and public affairs agenda and IFTA Members play a significant role in shaping our advocacy efforts. We call on our Members regularly to share regulatory, legal, and industry practice concerns and anecdotes to inform dialogues with governments, labor groups, the guilds, collecting societies, and local trade associations to address and favorably resolve issues.

IFTA frequently brings Members into conversations with key entertainment organizations and positions them as expert sources with leading trade and business media for features on the independent industry.

Licensing & Distribution Support

IFTA constantly monitors important legal, regulatory, and licensing updates on behalf of Members so we can keep you informed about emerging opportunities and threats to your business and work with you to determine the best course of action.

Access to IFTA Legal & Research Teams

Have questions? Our in-house Legal and Research experts are here for answers. We’ll dig for the answers, point you to available resources, determine how others have resolved similar challenges, or connect you with fellow Members. Our goal is to help you operate seamlessly as the marketplace changes.

IFTA Model Agreements

Established in 1986, the IFTA Multiple Rights International Licensing Agreements (MILA) and Sales Agency Agreements are regarded as the worldwide “industry standards” and are used by the industry at large. 

They provide all current standard terms and definitions for licensing international rights in motion pictures and television programming across all distribution channels.  These agreements represent and protect Members’ interests and provide strong negotiating tools.  The newest editions (January 2022) are provided in full to IFTA Members.   

Certificates of Origin & Export Documentation

IFTA Certificates are well-recognized around the globe as an administrative document used during delivery and distribution to identify and confirm the “country of origin” of a production, or the authorized Distributor and the licensed rights for a particular territory.  Members can easily and efficiently obtain IFTA Certificates of Origin, as well as specialized Certifications for China and Korea, through the private Member platform, MyIFTA, eliminating trips to consulates and notaries.   

Insight & Education

IFTA is your source for information and the place where Members come to learn.  IFTA has built a strong program that spotlights Members, new business opportunities, and that offers expert advice on how to implement the tactics needed to succeed.  The association also creates and compiles industry research and insights relevant to our Members and their business – sent straight to your inbox. 


IFTA produces a robust offering of live webinars exclusively for Members with panels of industry experts speaking to developing marketplace conditions, territories, VOD, licensing opportunities, and the latest industry trends.  The replays are made available for Members to access anytime, anywhere on IFTA’s private Member platform, MyIFTA.

IFTA Publications & Resources 

We provide industry resources and research covering the ever‐changing entertainment marketplace.  IFTA produces territory snapshots, guides to copyright protection and services, tax and regulatory information, and since March 2020, ongoing reports on cinema and production restrictions. 

IFTA Industry Insights

This monthly email goes beyond the headlines to give Members access to outside expert reports, surveys, white papers, and professional articles focused on topics that impact our industry. 

IFTA Insider

Our dedicated Member newsletter reports on the association’s news, actions, and activities and features articles on industry, legal, and governmental developments that touch our membership. 


Networking is a pillar of our industry and effective communication is more important than ever with face-to-face meetings still on hold. IFTA offers its global membership the tools to engage with each other online.

IFTA Talks Online

Each quarter, following the major markets, IFTA programs lively interactive Member discussions to foster sharing of knowledge about marketplace conditions, Buyers’ interests, business insights, challenges, and opportunities.  These talks are held as an online forum so that all Members and their staff can engage and be seen. 


MyIFTA is our private online community where you can connect and ask questions of fellow Members and IFTA staff 24/7. “The Member Library “gives you key resources, including the most current IFTA Model Agreements and Sales Agency Agreements and Webinar Recordings, IFTA newsletters, and the portal to request Certificates of Origin.

Annual Member Meeting

Every September, IFTA holds its annual meeting of the IFTA membership which all staff of Member companies are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  The meeting features remarks from the IFTA Chairperson and Executives as well as the Board of Director Election results and a Q&A session.


IFTA provides discounts, support, and exposure for its Members at the American Film Market and other major international markets.  Members' films also garner significant promotion to the world's buyers through The Film Catalogue.

American Film Market

AFM, IFTA's premiere trade show and annual fundraiser for the association, provides discounts to its Member companies.  This year’s AFM takes place November 1-6 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

  • Members who purchase an office at AFM 2022 (Nov. 1-6) receive six (6) badges vs three (3) for non-members
  • 15% discount on select Santa Monica hotels, up to 3 sleeping rooms
  • 15% discount on AFM and IFTA advertising opportunities, including promotional opportunities on The Film Catalogue
  • Members with offices are promoted in AFM marketing and press collateral, and the show directory.
  • Staff of all Member companies have exclusive access to all AFM Sessions - Conferences, Panels, Workshops and Presentations - covering every aspect of film finance, production, marketing and distribution. 
  • Closing night Member reception; an in-person opportunity for Members to share experiences and connect before departing the AFM. 

The Film Catalogue

Members receive a complimentary annual subscription to The Film Catalogue website (valued at US$495), which includes:

  • Company page with company logo, contact information, staff and production profile and list of films.
  • One page for each film/project (up to 200 films).
  • Films and projects are included in The Film Catalogue Weekly Update email when they are first added to TFC (recent title only) and when the production status is updated.  The email is sent to 100,000+ industry professionally including all territorial buyers.