IFTA is committed to enhancing its Members’ ongoing ability to finance, produce, distribute and market independent films and television programming around the world. It is the advocate for the independent film and television industry worldwide and speaks out on issues of critical importance, at times lobbying governments around the world regarding measures directly affecting the independent industry.

IFTA has amplified its effectiveness through the alliances it has forged with other industry groups. As a result of its direct participation in international organizations – the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), and the London-based Creative Coalition Campaign – IFTA helps shape public policies impacting the film and television industry. 

As an accredited Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), IFTA also actively participates in WIPO discussions on proposed international copyright and performing rights treaties.

IFTA’s other permanent and ad-hoc industry coalitions provide additional avenues to influence public policy debates surrounding the independent industry. Our current and historic issues are listed on the left menu bar.