On February 13, 2005, during the Berlin International Film Festival, fifteen casting directors from seven countries have founded the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN). Today, the network has 78 members from 24 different countries. It is the first network of its kind and is aimed exclusively at casting directors who cast feature films. Up until then, casting directors were only organised in national associations.
The ICDN offers casting directors the chance to exchange ideas on an international level about their different ways of working, to take advantage of synergies with international co-productions and to attract greater attention to the work of casting a film, and, to publicize, inform about and enhance the profession of the casting director in every country
Membership (click here for application form)*
• 5 years experience as a Casting Director
• actively working as a Casting Director
• at least 3 main title credits within the last 5 years.
• exclusively working as a Casting Director for feature films (no combination with agency)
The membership form requires the signatures of three current ICDN members.
The annual ICDN meeting is held in Berlin in February during the International Film Festival.
The regular attendance in Berlin is required. The annual fee is 200€. This entitles you to one night at our chosen hotel, social events, Shooting Stars films and full access to this website.
If you live far away (outside Europe) and you cannot attend the yearly meeting in Berlin you can apply for advisory membership. The annual fee is 100 €. You will be listed on the website as an Advisory member and have full access to all the information listed there, including all contact details of all the other members.
If you are interested in becoming an ICDN member, please fill in the application form * and
e-mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a FAX +49 40 390 62 49.
You can apply for membership at any time of the year.
Each application will be considered on its own merits and you will be contacted within 3 months of application.
The ICDN is an informal association putting casting directors in touch with each other all over the world.
It’s ambition is to provide support, information and to raise standards of professionalism.
Chairman is Debbie McWilliams (Casting Consultancy UK).