The Advertising Producers Association is the trade body for production companies, post production and VFX and editing companies making commercials. Our objective is to create the best possible business environment for our members to operate in.

  • Independent Films
  • Rankin Photography Ltd
  • Just So Films
  • Glassworks
  • Framestore
  • Matter
  • Art & Graft
  • Strange Beast
  • Nice & Polite
  • GOLDSTEIN
  • Burning Reel
  • Angell Sound
  • CherryCherry VFX
  • NOMINT
  • Envy
  • Happy Means Content
  • Neon Pictures
  • Locomotion
  • O Positive
  • Outsider
  • Final Cut
  • The Operators
  • RSA Films
  • A-MNEMONIC Music Productions
  • UNIT
  • Stink
  • Riff Raff Films
  • Factory Studios
  • MPC
  • Hotspur and Argyle
  • White Noise
  • Nice Shirt Films
  • Bare Films
  • Trim Editing
  • Soft Target
  • 76 Ltd
  • MindsEye
  • Mikros Image
  • Crossfire Productions
  • Stalkr
  • Not To Scale
  • Blue Zoo
  • Sonny London
  • Helen Langridge Associates (HLA)
  • The Sweet Shop
  • MESHES
  • Iconoclast
  • Passion
  • Madam
  • Mummu
  • Eclectic Sounds
  • ITN Productions
  • Freefolk
  • Partizan
  • Aardman Animations
  • Sparklebop
  • Stamp Productions
  • Blink
  • Upstart Films
  • Short Films
  • Nucco Brain
  • De Wolfe Music
  • Clearcut Sound
  • Academy Films
  • Artists & Engineers
  • B-Reel Films
  • FRIEND
  • The Distillery
  • Bang
  • Feed Me Light
  • Found Studio
  • Momoco
  • Caviar
  • Fat Lemon
  • BOLD
  • Itdrewitself
  • Big Buoy
  • P For Production
  • Metropolis Films
  • MJZ
  • Rubber Necker
  • Little Fish Films
  • Whitehouse Post
  • Dingo Bill Productions
  • Firecracker
  • SIREN
  • Rushes
  • Smoke & Mirrors
  • Familia
  • Across the Pond
  • Picasso Pictures
  • Another Film Company
  • Foxtrot Papa
  • Jelly
  • Hungry Man
  • Taylor James
  • Mario Testino+
  • Missing Link Films
  • Grand Visual
  • Scramble
  • Studio Yes
  • AUTOBAHN
  • The Dog's London
  • Rumble
  • Nice Biscuits
  • Noise Films
  • Tomboy Films
  • Believe Media
  • Soho Square Studios
  • Imagination
  • Park Village
  • Birdbox Studio
  • Absolute Post
  • Furlined
  • Park Pictures
  • Cherry Films
  • 3angrymen
  • Black Label Productions
  • Dark Energy Films
  • 750mph
  • Audio Network
  • Good Film Company
  • Serious Pictures
  • Jogger Studios
  • Blonde
  • Pretzel Films
  • Studio AKA
  • Webber Represents
  • Gotgotneed
  • Love
  • Time Based Arts
  • Intro
  • SUGAR FREE TV
  • Okay Studio
  • Bigballs Films
  • Jungle Studios
  • We Folk
  • Media Monks
  • The Mill
  • Chrome Productions
  • Seven Productions
  • Bootleg Films
  • Itch Film
  • Coffee&TV
  • The Wagon
  • Squire
  • Nexus Interactive Arts
  • Chief Productions
  • nineteentwenty
  • HOI POLLOI
  • Joyrider
  • Soviet Science
  • Picturesmith
  • Making Pictures
  • Forever Pictures
  • Gorgeous
  • Creative Blood
  • Radical Media
  • Salt Film
  • Fresh Film Productions
  • HANraHAN
  • Rattling Stick
  • DesignStudio
  • Knucklehead
  • PI Film Network
  • Skunk
  • Furious Music
  • Ground Control
  • Klein & Sons
  • Habana Creative
  • Grand Central Recording Studio
  • Burger
  • Leland Music
  • Evoke Films
  • Moxie Pictures
  • Mad Cow Films
  • Odelay Films
  • Motion Picture House
  • Agile Films
  • Little Dot Studios
  • Pulse Films
  • Raised By Wolves
  • Wave Studios
  • Weilands
  • Loki
  • Strangelove
  • Acne
  • Biscuit Filmworks
  • Golden Wolf
  • Pebble Studios
  • Prettybird
  • BMG Production Music
  • Lucky Strike Productions
  • CANADA London
  • Smuggler
  • Greek Street Studios
  • Nexus
  • THE LINE
  • Salt.tv
  • You Are Here
  • Tenthree Editing
  • Great Guns
  • Somesuch
  • MTP
  • 1stAveMachine London
  • Nomad Editing Company Ltd
  • Annex Films
  • Royle Productions
  • Smith and Jones Films
  • London Alley
  • Armoury
  • My Accomplice
  • Finger Music
  • Stripey Horse
  • LS Productions
  • Massive Music
  • Animated Storyboards
  • Work
  • AND Production
  • The Quarry
  • The Assembly Rooms
  • UNIT 9
  • Stitch Editing
  • Marshall Street Editors
  • Mcasso Music Production
  • Rogue
  • HunkyDory
  • Electric Theatre Collective
  • Speade
  • Bullion
  • Happy Finish
  • Studio Private
  • Red Knuckles
  • Cut + Run
  • Archer's Mark
  • Quiet Storm
  • Thomas Thomas Films
  • Ammolite
  • 2AM Films
LATEST NEWS
24TH JULY

Production Company Member Meeting | Wed 26th July, 9am

We are holding a Production Company APA Member Meeting on Wednesday 26th July at The Courthouse Hotel. Tea & Coffee will be served from 9am & the meeting will begin at 9.30am. 

The meeting will last around 30 minutes.

Please come along and get the best information we have and contribute your learnings and experiences, so we are all as informed as possible.

21ST JULY

straight 8 at Ciclope, Berlin 2017! | Entries open 8th Aug

We have teamed up with straight 8, after two great years at Cannes advertising festival, to challenge the global ad industry to a super 8 shootout at this year's CICLOPE International Festival of Craft in Berlin.

Just like the regular straight 8, entrants make a film on one roll of super 8mm cine film, with no second takes, no editing and no post-production. Sound must be original and is delivered 'blind'.

straight 8 creates a level playing field for experts and rookies alike. And what’s more no-one sees their masterpiece until its packed premiere.

Entry opens on August 8th at 8pm UK time - first come first served. Pre-registration is essential HERE!

Entry is limited to 20 companies working in the global ad industry, competing as companies, for charity. Each company will see their straight 8 film for the first time at Ciclope 2017, Kino International, Berlin, on October 26th.

The cinema audience will then vote and the winning companies get to donate the prize-money to the charities of their choosing.

There is no creative brief and entering companies must source all cameras, crews, props, locations and ideas. This is a great chance to have some fun, making a film in one of the hardest ways possible, raising money for charity and battling creatively with the rest of the industry.

 

17TH JULY

APA, IPA, PRS Music Masterclass 2017 | Tues 18th July, 1pm - 6pm

The APA, in partnership with the IPA & PRS For Music are running a Music Masterclass from 1pm to 6pm on Tues 18th July.

This half day course will explain the processes behind Music Production, helping to ensure you get the most our of your budget & realise the full potential of your commercial when commissioning music. Hear from the experts covering topics such as rights & usage, when & how to brief, & soundalikes.

To apply for a space, please email kati@a-p-a.net with your Name, Position, Company & why you would benefit from the course. Registration is £75+VAT.

 

 

4TH JULY

THE APA LIVE EXOTIC SHOW | Entry Requirements

 

 

>> DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 21ST JULY <<

 

 

The APA Show (now into its 18th year) is our compendium of the best commercials of the year, selected by top creatives, producers and directors. No categories and no rankings. It is our annual showcase of the best commercials of the year from the UK. 

To enter your work you simply need to head to www.apashow.co.uk and submit your work online. More info on how you do that can be found here and don't forget to take a look at the entry requirements below!

 

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 ELIGIBILITY DATES

Commercials (which include audio visual advertising material of 120 seconds or less) are eligible for the APA Collection provided that the production company, vfx company, editing company, sound design or music production company credited for the commercial is an APA member and was first aired/shown in any media between 1st June 2016 and 31st May 2017

Commercials that have been made or aired overseas are also eligible provided that the production company, VFX company, editing, sound design or music production company credited for the commercial is a UK APA member. 

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Commercials have to be submitted as according to the following spec:

Video: h.264 / AVC 

Bitrate: 15Mbps

Frame Size: 1024x576 square pixel

Audio: AAC audio 320Kbps

Container: mp4 wrapper (.mp4 file)

NOTE – Files that do not meet the spec may need to be resubmitted at an additional cost.  

 

Any further questions do not hesitate to contact becca@a-p-a.net. 

29TH JUNE

THE JUDGES LINE-UP IS ANNOUNCED!

The judges line-up has been announced, including top creatives from the Korean and Chinese markets. Make sure you get your best work seen by heading to www.apashow.co.uk to enter your work before the 13th July 2017.

Click here to see the judges.  

27TH JUNE

Leading ECDs from China and Korea to judge the APA Show

We will shortly be announcing the judges for the APA Show. This year agency creatives, heads of TV, directors and producers will be joined by leading ECDs from China and Korea.

One of the purposes of the APA Show is to promote the expertise of APA members around the world, which we do via international screenings and the DVD distributed with Shots.

So we have invited leading ECDs from two key markets for APA members to judge the APA Show - China, which is already a significant market for London, and Korea - which has the potential to be, and to which we are currently heavily promoting London. They will be able to see all the work entered and see the range of expertise that the UK offers, continuing to solidify the high calibre of work and talent that the British market has to offer.

Go to www.apashow.co.uk to enter your winning spots. 

Entry is £95 + VAT per submission.

Entry closes 13th July 2017.

For more information on entry requirements click here and for how to submit your work online click here

21ST JUNE

World Producers Summit 2017 & statement | Cannes Lions, Wed 21st June

This morning over 110 producers from across 34 countries gathered together at the World Producers Summit in Cannes, under the organisation of the APA, AICP & CFPE, to share knowledge of issues in the production industry. Thank you to all who attended & contributed.

Resultant press release below which all present agreed to distribute to their respective local media...