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NOVEMBER 1 - 8, 2017  SANTA MONICA

Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

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House of Film at AFM 2017

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Los Angeles based House of Film manages the worldwide distribution of motion pictures in ways that are comprehensive in commercial exploitation, respectful of creative propriety, and future oriented in terms of audience viewing options and preference. House of Film launched in 2009 offering domestic and international sales, marketing, and distribution of select films through traditional and non-traditional channels. These include: theatrical, DVD, television, and Internet distribution. 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE WITH FIRE

FORMERLY KNOWN AS KALUSHI

THE TRUE STORY OF A TEENAGE HERO

 

"We never know how high we are till we are called to rise" could be the motto of this stunningly filmed, high impact and suspenseful motion picture that is based on a true story.

Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu is a teenage hawker who is drawn into the liberation movement to fight against an oppressive apartheid South African government. When he and his comrades are accosted by police while on a mission he is charged with two counts of murder. He is in a fight for his life and must prove his innocence.

 

13th Montreal International Black Film Festival- Official Selection 2017

Rapid Lion Best of South Africa Award

Rapid Lion Best Song Award

Brics Film Festival India Best Actor Award

Zanzibar Film Festival Chairman's Award

Cameroon Film Festival Special mention

Luxor Egypt Film Festival Best Film

 

Biopic, Thriller, Suspense / 105min / from South Africa in English

 


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TITANIC: SINKING THE MYTHS

A COVER-UP EXPOSED

 

Immerse yourself in the amazing and dramatic story of Bill Muller, one of the few, lucky survivors of the fateful TITANIC catastrophe. This historic docu-drama recounts that tragic night when over 1500 souls lost their lives in the frigid North Atlantic Ocean. Seven-time, Emmy Award winner Ed Asner masterfully portrays the 96-year old Muller telling his true account of the disaster for the first time to author Bristow, played by SAG Award nominee Frances Fisher, who also starred in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic.

Muller, who worked as a secretary to the Dutch traffic inspector on the ship, has intimate behind the scenes knowledge and reveals a shocking cover up.

Muller's incredible story will shatter your long-held beliefs and reveal untold secrets of the greatest oceanic disaster known to man.

 

Disaster/ Docu-Drama/History 88 min or 2 x 88min 4K USA production

 


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FORGOTTEN BY GOD

 

A 2018 Oscar contender is several categories

 

Following in the footsteps of the grand masters of Russian filmmaking, Tarkovsky, Bondarchuk

Zvyagintsev, Konchalovsky and Nikita Mikhalkov, director Aleksey Muradov has created a gripping, heart wrenching, epic story of vast proportions spanning time from 1920 through to 2017.

 

1920. Southern Russia. The brother.

An army commander returns home. Out of jealousy, he kills his brother and his beloved woman, the mother of his son. The commander is left with the baby in his arms.

 

1942. Eastern Byelorussia. The son.

In the woods lives an old man with his 12-year-old granddaughter. The commander of a partisan brigade brings his infant son to an old men's house putting it in their care. The baby cries and screams incessantly. In trying to calm him, the child girl living in the house discovers the feeling of motherhood. When the partisans return, she escapes into the woods with the baby.

 

1996. Northern Caucasus. The bride.

Somewhere at an abandoned highway crossing lives a girl. War has taken everything from her: family, hope, sense.Near her house a wounded soldier hides, exhausted from war. But there will be no new life for these two.

 

2017. Ukraine. The mother.

A woman returns home from war to her children to find her village has been bombed and burned and her children are dead. Is there any hope left in this God-forgotten world of ours?

 

1920. Southern Russia. The brothers.

Perhaps everything could have been different? What if the commander had not pulled that trigger in the 1920s?

 

War / Epic /History / 92min / 4K / in Russian 

 


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OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR THE 2017 ACADEMY AWARD / UNESCO GANDHI AWARD / ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - BEST ACTOR / INTERNATIONAL TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL - BEST DIRECTOR - WOWOW TV BEST FILM / ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARD - BEST FILM - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER - YOUNG CINEMA AWARD / PREMIER PLANS D'ANGERS - SPECIAL JURY AWARD / INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL - BEST DIRECTOR - BEST ACTOR - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER - BEST EDITOR / INTERNATIONAL ANTALYA FILM FESTIVAL - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - BEST ACTOR - BEST ACTRESS - BEST MUSIC / HAIFA FILM FESTIVAL - THE GOLDEN ANCHOR AWARD FOR BEST MEDITERRANEAN FILM - FEDEORA FILM COMPETITION CRITICS / FILMFEST HAMBURG - KALEIDESKOP BEST FILM / INTERNATIONAL KERELA FILM FESTIVAL -  NETPAC AWARD / RODE TULP FILM FESTIVAL - BEST DIRECTOR / FRANKFURT TURK FILM FEST - BEST DIRECTOR - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER

 

 

 

COLD OF KALANDAR

An Official Selection for the 2017 Academy Award 

in the Best Foreign Language Picture Category

Winner of 12 awards

 

Multiple award winning and critically acclaimed COLD OF KALANDAR masterfully conjures a unique pastoral atmosphere lovingly nesting the story of Mehmet and his family inside it. Mehmet lives in a mountain village near the Black Sea, far from modern life. He earns a living by breeding his few animals. He also passionately looks for mineral reserves on the mountains, even though his family finds this this pursuit useless. His efforts in vain, his hope is renewed by a competition. Mehmet enters the family's only bull in a prize fight in a nearby town. His hopes are dashed and the event is a total loss.   As he confronts yet another desperate situation, now ready to surrender, fate unexpectedly rewards him. This is a masterful and emotionally compelling portrait of struggle, hardship and beauty. The story treats the interconnection of nature, animals and human beings, lifting the everyday, simple events into the realm of the sublime and the universal. 

 

Art-house / Drama/ 2015/ Turkish/ 4K

 

 


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WHAT'S GOING ON WITH WOLVES?

 

Enemies or Friends?

 

This insightful documentary explores the unfounded fears and misconceptions about wolves and their impact on other wildlife. This intimate portrait of these magnificent animals offers poignant interviews from both sides of the debate and reveals the ongoing challenges for coexistence of wolves and livestock and the return of wild wolves to the American West. Visit locations like Italy where wolves are a significant factor of daily life, where people have a different approach to peaceful coexistence with these ancient creatures. The film ultimately offers perspectives on how people can help the species survive and return to the habitats where wolves once thrived!

 

Documentary/ 68 minutes/ HD / USA in English

 

 

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CELESTIAL CAMEL

Winner of 22 awards

This mesmerizing adventure of magic, love and loyalty begins with the birth of a tiny white camel, born under the camelshaped cloud which brings good luck. The beautiful family who own this "Celestial Camel" must sell him to a movie producer in order to raise money for their newborn baby -- a severe drought has made life difficult, drastic measures must be taken. When the baby camel is sold, its mother seizes the first opportunity to run away to find her baby. The family's twelve-year-old son, Bayir sets out on a mission to bring back the mother-camel. He meets kind and evil people along his journey and the summoners of rain, a disciple of Lama, help him on the way. This fantastic journey is shot in the most breathtaking landscapes of the Mongolian Steppe adding an ethereal dimension to the picture.Life and love prevail in sometimes harsh circumstances as long as we continue to follow our hearts.

 

Family / Adventure / 90min Russian / 4k 

 

 


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REALITY QUEEN!

 

Provocative. Unconventional. Funny, clever and inventive.

 

Anyone who has ever watched a reality show, has seen Paris Hilton, the Kardashians or similar, will be highly entertained by this witty parody of social media celebs and reality television stars.  Our young beauty London's life is a selfindulgent fantasy whirlwind of partying, mansions, yachts, private jets, pet psychics and a celebrity posse. Then, after a drunken fall puts her in the hospital, she sets out to steal back the limelight from her reality television archrivals, the Kim sisters. Are these celebsfor-no-reason marketing geniuses, or are they just the accidental beneficiaries of the public's stupidity? London hopes to set them straight in this hilarious, fromthe-headlines, comedy. 

 

Parody / Comedy / 84min / 2017 / 4K 

 

 


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ALL FOR ONE

 

Fun family comedy in the spirit of Bad News Bears or Mighty Ducks, set in the highly competitive world of high school swimming.

 

ALL FOR ONE is a rousing sports comedy about an unconventional coach who guides an underdog team to victory. Jack Wright, a perpetual undergrad who abandoned the world of swimming to pursue a career as a mediocre stand-up comic is pushed by his father into taking a coaching job at a local school. The only catch is that there is barely a team there to coach, nor is there a pool in which to train. Making matters worse, Jack's dad is his chief competition because he coaches the regional champs, a team with a flawless record, a lavish Olympic- size pool, and a raft of sponsors. While no stand-up comic, Jack turns out to be a stand-up guy. In short order, he assembles a rag-tag team of swimmers with questionable talent but more than enough heart, finds a 'past- its- prime' pool for practice and, motivated by spite and spirit, sets out to beat his father, both in and out of the pool. To their mutual surprise, Jack turns out to be a really good coach, one whose irreverent style and carefree attitude leads his underdog team to victory.

 

ED HERRMANN, GILMORE GIRLS

KEVIN BROWN, 30 ROCK

JAMES McCAFFREY, RESCUE ME

MELISSA ARCHER, One Life to Live on ABC

Sports Comedy/ Family/ USA/ HD/ in English

 


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MY MOTHER IS A PARROT

 

In the tradition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro

 

The story of Juana, an eleven-year-old girl, is deeply rooted in the traditions of magical Latin-American realism, inviting vivid fantasies into story telling. Juana comes from a very special family; they have the ability to transform into animals. 

She discovers this the day her mother transforms into a parrot. Juana has three days to transform her mother back to human form otherwise she will stay a parrot forever. Her uncle, her grandmother and a group of friends from school set out to try to rescue the parrot mom. They are racing against time when the appearance of a mysterious character further complicates matters. The story is set against the backdrop of the picturesque coast of Argentina, inviting us to look beyond our ordinary reality. 

As a conjurer of magic, "My Mother is a Parrot" breaks all genre and character stereotypes and makes us reflect on who we are while reminding us that it is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

 

Family; Fantasy/ 81 min/ in Spanish/ HD

 

 


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ISLAND STORIES

PIKAROON PINKEY

An animated series for the whole family!

 

This charming and utterly entertaining animated series features a clever pink monkey and a pirate who has a great obsession for 'gherkin pickles'.
When our castaway pirate lands on an uninhabited island with a fortune of looted pickle jars and a monkey goddess statue, adventures ensue when the monkey goddess springs to life.
Incredible new events unfold as surprising new characters appear at various exotic places around the island. The budding friendship between the monkey and pirate is delightfully written as are the small tales of misadventure and fun. Their explorations are filled with unpredictable twists and turns leading them into a friendship that teaches us; it's better to face the world together!

 

Animated series/ comedy/ 11 x 11 min / no text / HD

 

 


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About American Film Market Dailies

WOLF Jonathan
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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
2,000+ new films and projects
1,000+ production companies
400+ distributors
540+ films screened
100+ world premiers 
70+ countries represented
50+ thought leaders speaking
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