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.

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

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.



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 with your Name, Position, Company & why you would benefit from the course. Registration is £75+VAT.




THE APA LIVE EXOTIC SHOW | Entry Requirements






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 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!




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. 



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 



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 to enter your work before the 13th July 2017.

Click here to see the judges.  


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 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


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...



Craftworks | Tues 14th June, 4.30pm - 6.30pm

David Reviews' sixth CraftWorks of 2017 has the best line-up yet. At the LSE on 14th June, we have Sharon Horgan talking comedy and Merman - her new film production company; the people behind GiffGaff's 'Big Swim' ad explaining the Who Wot Why of the project; director W.I.Z. showcasing his latest promo for Kasabian; Vaughan & Anthea reuniting to discuss some of their greatest hits; and John Hackney and others reflecting on Graham Rose, one of the best TVC directors that passed away last month.

Tickets are £20 plus VAT and can be bought HERE or by telephoning Jason Stone on 0141 776 7766 and arranging to be invoiced.

As usual, the event will be compèred by David Reviews' editor, Jason Stone

CraftWorks is held at the LSE, 1 Sheffield Street, London, WC2A 2AP.

This event will be held on Wednesday 14th June from 4.30 to 6.30.




APA in Cannes | 6 fantastic events to get involved in!

This year, as always, we are excited to be part of / hosting a series of events in Cannes for APA members, providing a network of activities for members attending, ranging from providing useful information to informal networking focussed events. Please RSVP to the appropriate email & we will let you know if you have been successful in obtaining a space. 

World Producers Summit
Spaces are very limited to try and accommodate as many CFP-e members as possible. Please email

The APA Green Production Forum & The Location Guide Cannes Soiree
Please email

Fireflies Arrival Party & Young Directors Award
More information will be provided to APA members.

straight 8 Industry Shootout
Tickets will be available on the door & all proceeds will go to Bloodwise.