LIGHTING THE WAY FORWARD
The International Cinema Lighting Society is for cinematic lighting professionals who seek a supportive, technical, and inclusive knowledge-sharing community. Our members bring valuable, hands-on expertise to sets around the world and a desire to address the gender and racial inequalities in entertainment. Together, we're shaping what we know the industry can and should be.
Why become an ICLS Member?
ICLS came into existence during the pandemic as a way for the lighting community to stay in touch while the world shut down. Today, we're a thriving collective that's committed to creating and maintaining a space that is dedicated to knowledge, networking, and professional growth.
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We were challenged by the pandemic to find new ways to work, to be connected, and to support one another. As a result, we have borne witness to the game changing possibilities presented by a dynamic community that’s committed to each other, as well as to their craft and the industry.
At ICLS, we are eager to invite cinematic lighting professionals to the table so that we can learn from each other and collectively grow both personally and professionally. On a universal scale, we are determined leaders for change that are paving the way for future generations.
Having worked from the ground up in the film industry over more than two decades, it’s become apparent what a vast void of information sharing still exists for lighting professionals. With the recent formation of the ICLS, it’s an exciting time. We now have a platform to share and promote knowledge, safety, diversity, and equality. Never has this been done on a global scale. I’m extremely proud to be a member, and even with my experience, I find myself constantly growing whilst learning from the expertise shared by its generous members, vendors and the technical topics discussed via zoom and on the fantastic Discord channels.
- MARTIN SMITH, SUNNY SOUTH FILMS, GAFFER -
A Real-Time Communications Platform
Our members are in touch with each other in real-time via ICLS’s one-of-a-kind knowledge sharing communications tool that’s powered by our global community’s active and timely contributions. It includes an ever-growing archive of connections, channels, and information that simply cannot be found anywhere else. You’ll acquire immediate access to lighting industry information that’s clearly organized, extremely accessible, and remarkably valuable.
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