Our Vision

Illuminating the Future of Cinema

We are committed to addressing, promoting, and contributing towards a world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive to all in the film community around the world.
On a Mission

Enlightening the World of Cinema

We are committed to creating a space that is dedicated to education, knowledge, networking, and professional growth for the cinema lighting industry.
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Core Values: The Pillars of Our Society

We invite all cinematic lighting professionals to join our society, learn from each other, and collectively grow both personally and professionally.
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Education & Knowledge

We create spaces dedicated to education, knowledge, and professional growth.

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Innovation

We create and transform ideas and products used for set lighting.

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Diversity & Inclusion

We strive to illuminate a path towards a more equitable and diverse international film community.

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Networking & Professional Growth

We apply experiences and skills to positively impact our lighting community.

Meet the ICLS Leaders & Team

Our members light features, television, and commercials that are seen around the world. Get to know them and check out their latest projects.
Meet the ICLS Leaders & Team

March 2020

First Gaffers Meet Up

6 June 2020

The ICLS was founded

June 2021

Registered as 501(c)6 non-profit corporation

August 2021

ICLS admits First Full Members

March 2022

Hosted our First Virtual Tradeshow

August 2022

ICLS admits First Associate Members

October 2022

ICLS admits First Corporate Members

March 2023

Membership grows to 40 countries

June 2023

Membership Coins distributed

4 April 2024

Launch of a new website

Our Journey: Milestones Illuminated

Take a look at a brief history of the ICLS

Hear from the Professionals

Frank van Hekken (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

They helped me connect with the right people in the industry.

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Frank van Hekken (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Full Member
A. Spike Simms (Georgia, USA)

ICLS is an inspirational organization that provides access to skilled technicians and artisans of cinema lighting worldwide.

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A. Spike Simms (Georgia, USA)
Full Member
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ICLS is a great organisation in the industry.

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Pat Sweeney (London, England)
Full Member
Barry Conroy (Wicklow, Ireland)

ICLS is allowing us all to grow and improve the standards within the industry by working together and sharing information.

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Barry Conroy (Wicklow, Ireland)
Full Member
Christian Grosselfinger (California, USA)

ICLS community provides continual education and insight surrounding all areas of cinematic lighting, technology, and practice.

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Christian Grosselfinger (California, USA)
Full Member
Daan de Boer (Diemen/Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

For me communication is the best creative stimulation. 

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Daan de Boer (Diemen/Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Full Member
Dave Samuel (New York, USA)

I was fortunate be invited to the early zoom calls that ultimately led to the formation of this amazing organization.

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Dave Samuel (New York, USA)
Full Member
Florian Kronenberger (Berlin, Germany)

ICLS is the ideal place for growth, both professionally and as a person!

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Florian Kronenberger (Berlin, Germany)
Full Member
Juliana Cortés Vidal (Bogotá / Cali, Colombia)

My experience of being an ICLS member has been very enriching.

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Juliana Cortés Vidal (Bogotá / Cali, Colombia)
Associate Member
Thorsten Kosellek (Berlin, Germany)

ICLS is a great, very informative and helpful group! The benefit is invaluable!!!

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Thorsten Kosellek (Berlin, Germany)
Full Member
Robert Oberc (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

I am happy that ICLS exists.

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Robert Oberč (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Full Member
Tommy Hankinson (Sydney, Australia)

My experience with the ICLS has been very useful so far.

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Tommy Hankinson (Sydney, Australia)
Associate Member
Matthias Ganster (Vienna, Austria)

Being an ICLS member is another milestone in my career and I’m very grateful and proud to be a small part of it.

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Matthias Ganster (Vienna, Austria)
Associate Member
Lightbridge, Austria

By supporting ICLS we support evolving the craft by sharing knowledge!

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Jakob Ballinger (Founder of Lightbridge, Austria)
Corporate Member
Janosch Voss (Berlin, Germany)

We are now united worldwide, which I find to be a great idea.

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Janosch Voss (Berlin, Germany)
Full Member
Morty Petersen (California, USA)

Being part of ICLS has empowered me to stay ahead in our dynamic field.

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Morty Petersen (California, USA)
Associate Member
Simon Evans (General Manager of Sumolight, UK)

Having direct access to end users in such a forum for feedback is a great part of being an ICLS member.

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Simon Evans (General Manager of Sumolight, UK)
Corporate Member
ACTentertainment 1

Thanks to ICLS, we feel even closer to the community, although we all live and work all over the world.

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Raphael Kiesel (Senior Vice President, ARRI Group, Germany)
Corporate Member
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Becoming a Member Associate from ICLS has helped me grow as a professional.

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Gonzalo Parra (Miami, USA)
Associate Member