The Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce has been established in the year 1979 in Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, with a view to facilitate services to all sections of film industry such as Studios, Out-door units, Film producers, Distributors and Exhibitors who are spread-over through out the State and it has been recognized by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh as the sole representative body of the film industry in the State.
 
The main aim of establishing the Film Chamber is to bring all the film establishments in the state under one umbrella to have mutual co-operation among these members and to represent various problems of the film industry to the State and Central Governments.
 
As on date the A. P. Film Chamber of Commerce has the following number of members in each sector.
 
Producer Sector 1105 members (Regular)
1908 members (Provisional)
40 members (Ordinary Regular)
279 members (Ordinary Provisional)
Distributor Sector 606 members (Life)
47 members (Ordinary)
Exhibitor Sector 1970 members (Life)
47  members (Ordinary)
Studio Sector 137 members (includes Associations and Affiliate Members)
The A. P. Film Chamber of Commerce has established Regional Offices in all the five regions of Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Visakhapatnam and Tirupathi) for settling disputes between the producers & Distributors and similarly between Distributors & Exhibitors and help the various Members to carry on their business smoothly.
 
The A. P. Film Chamber of Commerce is a Member of Film Federation of India (FFI) and its Members represent the FFI Executive Committees which is the Apex Body of Indian Film Industry recognized by the Government of India. It takes up all matters connected with Central Government through Film Federation of India by its Representatives.
 
The A. P. Film Chamber of Commerce has a building complex in an area of 13,000 Sq. Feet with attached Guest Rooms facility to cater to the needs of out-station members. The A. P. Film Chamber of Commerce is the only trade body which provides Preview theatre with DTS and Dolby Digital Facility..
 
The A. P. Film Chamber of Commerce has established Anti Video Piracy Cell to stop video-piracy and unauthorized screening of films through cable TV networks with the co-operation of State Government form time to time.
 
Vision: To facilitate services to all sections of film industry and to reach the ultimate horizons of cinema making and bring in an ethical and professional film culture in the industry to inch it ever-closer to International standards.
 
Mission: The main aim of establishing the Film Chamber is to bring all the film establishments in the State under one umbrella to have mutual co-operation among these members and to represent various problems of the film industry to the State and Central Governments.