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Application FAQs

A Guide with Some Answers

1. What is the ICLS?

The International Cinema Lighting Society is a global group of Gaffers, Rigging Gaffers, and Console Programmers dedicated to expanding the field of cinematic lighting. We seek to build our collective knowledge base, connect lighting communities around the world, and work towards intersectional gender parity in the Electric department.

2. What is the Purpose of the Application?

The application is structured to give us insight into who you are both as a professional and as a person. 

3. How long is the application?

The application has 6 sections focused on who you are and your experience in Set Lighting. It’s designed give us insight into whether or not you’d be a good fit for ICLS.

4. I’ve decided to not complete my application, what should I do?

If you’ve decided that applying to the ICLS isn’t what you want to do, leave a note in the application you’ve started so we won’t email you about an incomplete application. 
If your decision is based on confusion during the application process, email us at
info@iclsociety.com and we’ll answer any questions you have. 

5. Should I apply to the ICLS?

The ICLS is for professionals in Set Lighting who are looking for a progressive community to not only create a world-wide network, but address systemic issues within Set Lighting regarding harassment and gender & racial bias. If this describes you, please apply! 

6. If you think that the Film Industry is beyond harassment, gender, & racial biases, should you still apply?

The ICLS is for professionals in Set Lighting who are looking for a progressive community to not only create a world-wide network, but address systemic issues within Set Lighting regarding harassment and gender & racial bias. If this describes you, please apply! 

7. If you think that the Film Industry is beyond harassment, gender, & racial biases, should you still apply?

Yes - incomplete applications cannot be properly processed by the committee.

8. What can make my application get processed faster?

Make sure you complete the entire application, include an IMDb link or another database that can tell us what you’ve worked on, be specific when answering questions, and if you know anyone in the ICLS use them as a reference. 
Your application is being reviewed by people all over the world, if we don’t have enough information to make a decision without doing research, it can take several months to process an application. 

Including as much relevant information as possible will expedite the review of your application.