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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2023 running November 31 October - 5 November, 2023  Contact us for advertising options

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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Research the 272 AFM Sales & Production Exhibiting Companies

The global independent industry will all convene in Santa Monica in just a few weeks for AFM23 with hundreds of productions, sales, distribution and buying companies from 70 countries registered. Over 230 companies – from A24 to XYZ - as well as international umbrella stands are set to exhibit - with more still being added. To find out more about the Exhibitors coming to AFM, click on the company’s name on the exhibitor list and you’ll be taken to their profile on The Film Ca...

Promote your line up during AFM

    AFM 2023 runs October 31- November 5, 2023 Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2023  (44 th edition) in person with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like to contribute to your success in AFM YES WE CAN... ...

It is now official: AFM moves to Las Vegas' Palms and is scheduled for November 5 to 10, 2024

The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) and its Board of Directors today announced that the American Film Market® (AFM®), its industry flagship event, will relocate to Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for its 45th edition. Scheduled for November 5 to 10, 2024, this move marks a new chapter for AFM.   Held in Los Angeles and Santa Monica for over four decades, AFM is a cornerstone event for the independent entertainment industry. The decision to move AFM t...

Submarine picked up distribution rights to the doc Pretty Ugly: The Story of the Lunachicks with Concorde originals

SUBMARINE AND CONCORD ORIGINALS BOARD ILYA CHAIKEN’S NEW MUSIC DOC “Pretty Ugly: The Story of the Lunachicks” FROM RbG’s JULIE COHEN AND BETSY WEST    Submarine has landed worldwide distribution rights to the documentary feature Pretty Ugly: The Story of the Lunachicks with Concord Originals on board to finance and produce, it was announced today by Josh Braun and Dan Braun, co-founders of Submarine, and Sophia Dilley, SVP Concord Originals. Chronicling the ...

Stage 32 and the American Film Market have partnered again for the 8th year

For the 8th straight year, Stage 32 and the American Film Market have partnered to bring new opportunities and access to attendees of America's largest film market! This 2023 American Film Market takes place from October 31st to November 5th in Santa Monica, CA. Stage 32 is proud to continue as the official Networking and Education partner of AFM 2023. The American Film Market (AFM) is where the business of film comes to life every November and where the next gre...

AFM Sessions Day 4

The AFM Sessions on Day 4 brought together executives, thought leaders, and producers/writers from ABC/Disney, Arclight Films, Black-ish, Bridgerton, Deadline, Fortitude International, Imagine Entertainment, Participant, The Springhill Company, and more at the Hilton Santa Monica Hotel to discuss sustainability, inclusivity, sales, television, the horror genre, and more.   Photo credit: Dan Steinberg   Getting Your Film Made, Seen & Profitable in The Streaming ...

A Taste of Christmas: New Film from Salma Hayek acquired by Highland Film Group for international distribution

Highland Film Group has come on board to handle international distribution rights to the completed romantic comedy A Taste of Christmas (aka El Sabor de la Navidad). The ViX Original title, which was featured at TIFF and the Morelia International Film Festival, stars Mariana Treviño (Sony’s A Man Called Otto with Tom Hanks, Netflix’s “The House of Flowers”), Andrés Almeida (Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Tr...

Trinity Creative Partnership has acquired UK sales rights for the historical war film Love, Courage and the B

Trinity Creative Partnership has acquired UK sales rights for the highly-anticipated historical war film Love, Courage and the Battle for Bushy Run, launching at AFM this week and set for release in 2024.    An historical drama set against the backdrop of the Battle of Bushy Run in 1763, Love, Courage and the Battle for Bushy Run is directed by Dave Alan Johnson (Christmas with Tucker, Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye) and multiple award-winning Larry A. McClean (The Unhealer, Pacific Rim...

THAT'S AMORE! Starring John Travolta and Katherine Heigl Closes Key International Sales

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Palisades Park Pictures has locked distribution deals in key international territories for Nick Vallelonga’s romantic-comedy That’s Amore! starring Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty), Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy,” Knocked Up with Seth Rogan and Paul Rudd) and Academy Award- winner Christopher Walken (Apple TV’s “Severance,” The Deer Hunter, Steven Spielberg’s Catch...

First-look trailer of British feature film Look to the Light

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 101 Films International, an Amcomri Entertainment company, reveals a first-look trailer of British feature film Look to the Light ahead of AFM.    Written during the pandemic, this compelling film deals with the pitfalls of reality TV, toxicity of social media and the mental health struggles of Gen Z.    Look to the Light, produced by Agency105, QFilm and Homesick Angel, is written and directed by Christopher Manoe (Hellfire) and stars Charlie Goddard (Family Ties),...

Studio 9 Film wins ITV commission for The Grave

Studio 9 Films has been commissioned by ITV1 and ITVX to produce a 66 minute documentary for the BAFTA-winning Exposure strand.   This new documentary broadcasting on November 6th, 10.45pm on ITV1 tells the story of the search for justice and accountability after a mass grave was discovered last autumn in a forest outside the city of Izium in North Eastern Ukraine after six months of brutal Russian occupation.    Nearly 450 bodies were found - some had been tortured, some sh...

AFM Sessions Day 3 :Speakers from AMC, Bleecker Street, Screen Intl., Variety & More

The AFM Sessions’ three morning panels on November 2, 2023 brought together thought leaders to discuss Distribution, the power of Faith & Family content today; and Music for Film & TV all speaking at the Hilton Santa Monica Hotel.     Jeremy Kay of Screen Daily, Kent Sanderson of Bleecker Street / DECAL, Scott Shooman of AMC Networks, and Jere R. Hausfater - Esq, Attorney / Executive Producer Photo credit: Dan Steinberg    New Distributi...

AFM Sessions Day 2: Speakers from 30 West, AGC, Ashland Hill Media, FilmNation, Netflix & More

        9:30am - The Finance Conference – Session I, (Pacific Stage) Panelists:   Milan Popelka, COO, FilmNation  Joe Simpson, Managing Partner, Ashland Hill Media Finance  Tim White, Co-CEO / Founder, Star Thrower Entertainment Laura Lewis, CEO & Founder, Rebelle Media Moderator:  Jill Goldsmith, Co-Business Editor, Deadline    11:30am - The Finance Conference – Session 2, (Pacifi...

The AFM Sessions kicked off with more than seven panels, including The Finance Conferences

The AFM Sessions kicked off today with more than seven panels, including The Finance Conferences featuring leading executives from 30 West, AGC Studios, Netflix, Paramount, FilmNation, Fremantle, Millennium Media, NAACP, GLAAD, Rebelle Media, Cornerstone, Deadline, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and more all took the stage today at the Hilton Santa Monica Hotel.     Joe Simpson of Ashland Hill Media Finance, L...

Fireglory Pictures announces development slate

  FIREGLORY PICTURES UNVEILS EIGHT ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS HEADLINED BY "NOTHING TO LOSE" FROM AUDREY SCHEBAT     Fireglory Pictures, the U.S. and Europe-based film and TV production company founded by veteran producers Christine Guenther and Chevy K. Chen, has announced today eight new projects in the company's development lineup. The bold and wide-ranging slate of series and film projects is led by writer-director Audrey Schebat's ("L...

Palisades Park Pictures Closes Key US and UK Sales Ahead of AFM

  PALISADES PARK PICTURES CLOSES KEY SALES ON ACTION THRILLER ‘DUCHESS’ INCLUDING US AND UK   Saban Films has taken U.S. rights to Emmy Award nominee Neil Marshall’s (“Game of Thrones,” Hellboy) action-thriller Duchess, it was announced today by Palisades Park Pictures CEO, Tamara Birkemoe.   Palisades Park Pictures has additionally closed key international territories on the high-octane crime drama starring Charlotte Kirk (Ocean’s Ei...

101 Films International has acquired worldwide sales rights for two horror feature films Witch and Punch launching at AFM

101 FILMS INTERNATIONAL TO MANAGE WORLD SALES FOR TWO NEW HORROR FEATURE FILMS AHEAD OF AFM    101 Films International, an Amcomri Entertainment company, has acquired worldwide sales rights for two horror feature films Witch and Punch launching at AFM.     101 Films have acquired the rights for North America and UK for Witch.  Miracle Media have acquired the rights for North America and UK for Punch.    Craig Hinde (Black Site) has writte...

“On the Edge: Donnie Dares!” new collaboration from On the Edge Productions Ltd and Studio 100 Media

On the Edge Productions Ltd, a dynamic multi-media and non-profit organisation, and Studio 100 Media announce their collaboration on the upcoming feature film “On the Edge: Donnie Dares!”; joining as co-producer is LA-based Viva Kids. Pre-production of this adventure-comedy for kids and families has already commenced, with the movie set for release in late 2026. Studio 100 Film will be helming international sales and will introduce the project at this year’s AFM in Santa Moni...

European titles flying high at the afm

THE INVISIBLE FIGHT by Rainer Sarnet (Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Greece / LevelK) (c) Homeless Bob Production Nine world sales companies are promoting and selling 20 new finished and unfinished films from Europe with the help of European Film Promotion’s Film Sales Support (FSS) at LA’s American Film Market (AFM), taking place from 31 October to 5 November. The FSS scheme provides financial help for the development of sophisticated campaigns that visually tease the interest of N...

First Look Revealed From ‘This Time Next Year’ starring Sophie Cookson and Lucien Laviscount

  First Look Revealed From ‘This Time Next Year’ Rom-Com Feature Film Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Sophie Cousens Starring Sophie Cookson and Lucien Laviscount   Protagonist Pictures Handling Worldwide Rights - Photo credit Chris Harris   Photo Credit: Chris Harris   The first look of Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and Lucien Laviscount (Emily in Paris, Snatch) in This Time Next Year, the film adaptati...

Studio 100 Film and Phanta Animation partnered for the adventure comedy movie "Miss Moxy"

STUDIO 100 Film SECURES INTERNATIONAL SALES RIGHTS TO ANIMATION Movie “MISS MOXY”     Germany’s Studio 100 Film and Phanta Animation from the Netherlands today announce their partnership for the adventure comedy movie “Miss Moxy”. Production began in February 2023, with delivery scheduled for the end of 2024. Studio 100 Film, a subsidiary of Studio 100 Media, acts as international sales agent and will present the movie at the upcoming Amer...

The AFM Sessions: hear from 100 Creatives, Influencers & Decisionmakers panelists and keynotes

The AFM Sessions, presented by Wrapbook & Film Hawaii, will bring 30+ panels and 100+ speakers across two stages over four days beginning Wednesday, Nov 1. The initial programming lineup features a cross-section of illustrious industry creatives, influencers and decision-makers to examine and discuss today’s timely topics. Programming highlights include:  Film Funding Today: The Benefits & Limitations of Global Tax Incentives - Jeaneane Davey, Netflix, Patrick R...

How to Work the AFM

  The AFM is incredible for networking and connecting with partners for projects and films – if you have a plan. Check out our “How to Work the AFM” orientation and hear from three AFM veterans, Jean Prewitt (President/CEO of the Independent Film & Television Alliance), Clay Epstein (President, Film Mode Entertainment), and Walea Constantinau (Film Commissioner, Honolulu Film Office) who share their experiences and insight on how to get the most out of the AFM.  ...

msm-studios Opens Immersive Audio Studio in Berlin

 msm-studios has opened a new 3D audio studio in Berlin, establishing a prominent hub for immersive sound in Germany’s capital. Located in the Kreuzberg district, this state-of-the-art studio is open to all music creators.   The new studio offers Berlin artists and labels the opportunity to experience 3D audio in a studio specifically designed for a true immersive experience. "We want to pick up artists and labels in the capital with msm-studios Berlin because we know...

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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
7 days of networking activities
1 beachfront campus that covers it all

Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

2019 Complete Coverage

2018 FULL HIT STORY TOLD IN 8 EPISODES

Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
Pre roll newsletter N° 2  
Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4)  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) Closing

AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 I  OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1

AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 N°5 I N°6 Focus on ANIMATION  I N°7 I Final wrap
AFM 2015:   Newsletters N° 1 I N°2 I N°3 I N°4 I N°5 I N°6  N°7 I N°8N°9 I N°10
AFM 2014:   Newsletters  N°1 N°2 N°3 N°4 N°5 N°6 N°7 N°8

 


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