The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (IAC) is a umbrella organisation which provides information, support and events for its members and affilliated Clubs. Clubs are organised into seven regions, and CFMC is currently a part of their "North Thames" region.

The IAC - Film and Video Institute serves amateur film, video and AV producers. It provides support in all areas of the hobby. It produces a magazine and operates a video library. It organises Festivals and International Competitions. It provides technical advice and arranges music copyright licences. It is a wonderful forum for meeting other people with similar interests.