Inventory of the
Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople fonds

Inventory #F0178

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0178
Title:Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople fonds
Extent:4.8 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Constituted in Toronto in 1979, the Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople was later recognized as a trade union in Ontario and operated as an unincorporated association representing the workplace interests of film technicians in sectors including lighting, hair and makeup, camera work, set decorating and transportation. In addition to negotiating improved pay and working conditions and promoting skills development workshops, the association provided its membership with health insurance and other benefits. The ACFC participated in Canadian industry committees, lobby groups and events and supported many organizations dedicated to the development of Canadian film production personnel. By 1989 the ACFC had opened locals in Winnipeg and Vancouver and including Toronto reached a membership peak of 800. By the early 1990's, a shifting marketplace and an intense rivalry with other unions resulted in a declining membership. The ACFC was dissolved in April of 1998 and many of its locals merged with the rival International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. One division of the former association, ACFC West, continues to operate in British Columbia.
Scope and Content:

The fonds primarily documents the Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople's operational and administrative activities. Records consist of dissolution files; financial records and contracts; meeting minutes; correspondence and other administrative records including reports; and publicity, special event and marketing records.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Access is partially restricted. The following boxes are closed until May 1, 2005 unless permission is granted by the authorising agents of ACFC: 1999-021/005-008.
Finding Aid: File lists are available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000178.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1999-021, 1999-023. Further accruals are expected.
Provenance Access Points:Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople

Date of creation: 2002/03/13
Date of last revision: 2003/04/15
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