Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

 

 

Presenting the website

 

American Film Market Dailies


 

Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2020 running online November 9 - November 13, 2020  and hosting brainstorming networking  on film festival strategy at the AFM  Pavilion: networking from 10am  (Nov 10-13)

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. 

2021: November 2 – 7 I 2022: November 1 – 6 I 2023: October 31 - November 5 I 2024: November 5 – 10

Circulation of our newsletter 199 000 subscribers I Facebook AFM Photo Gallery I Twitter I Youtube videos

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

 


feed

2019 AFM The Venice Stage at Loews

The Venice Stage presents unique opportunities to connect and learn in an intimate setting. Access with any AFM badge until full. Due to limited space, tickets are not available. To explore hosting a session on the Venice Stage, see Speaking Opportunities.

Future of Film Rights and Content Management

Saturday, November 9     |     10:00am – 11:30am     |    Venice Stage, Loews Hotel

Get the edge in your operations… explore the secrets of what make some distributors, studios and sales companies exceptionally efficient!

Does your life involve lots of busywork with rights, avails, content, delivery, screeners, contracts, encoding, security, collection, etc.?
How do some companies manage all the busywork with hardly any overheard or manpower?
How can you transform your operations, to stay competitive, and be able to scale without increasing headcount?

Get a rare glimpse into the best-in-class operations of film distribution and production companies, utilizing technological innovation. Determine how you can stay competitive in the today’s dynamic film and TV market, make tangible improvements in days (not months or years). Plan your roadmap customized to your budget and targets.

Speakers
Arjun Mendhi, MIT Technologist & CEO, MTonomy
Denise Denson, Former EVP of Global Content Distribution at Viacom & COO, MTonomy
Linda Nelson, Expert in Independent Films Market & CEO, IndieRights

 

Only in Louisiana

Saturday, November 9     |     5:00pm – 7:00pm     |    Venice Stage, Loews Hotel

Louisiana was one of the first states to enact a motion picture production incentive in 2002. 17 years later, the state remains one of the premier location destinations in the world. Join officials from the State of Louisiana, regional representatives and businesses for the latest update on the state’s booming motion picture production and jobs creation programs.

Hosted By
The Louisiana Film Office

 

The PVOD Window: How Cinemas are Future Proofing their Business and What it Means for Independent Film

Sunday, November 10     |     10:00am – 11:30am     |    Venice Stage, Loews Hotel

Cinemas are exploring a new distribution window that would allow them to deliver premium films to home viewers. What will this new PVOD window look like? How will cinemas and distributors use PVOD to invigorate box-office revenue? And what does this all mean for independent film?

Speaker
David White, CEO, SHIFT72

 

Scoring for Film, TV and Digital Platforms…How and How Much?

Monday, November 11     |     2:30pm – 4:00pm     |    Venice Stage, Loews Hotel

Having exceptional music can transform a project. Understanding the process of getting a great, low-cost score is critical to a project’s success.

How is music selected, scored and recorded? What are the anticipated costs? What are the unanticipated costs…!? What are Festival Rights?
How do I hire a Composer? What are the differences between a Music Editor and a Music Supervisor? Do I want to OWN the music in my film or is just getting the right music license acceptable? Can I own the rights worldwide?

We’ll answer these questions and also discuss the latest trends as well as what’s coming next…

Programmed By
Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund and The Society for Composers & Lyricists

Movie Magic: Battle of the Budgeting Experts

Monday, November 11     |     5:00pm – 6:30pm     |    Venice Stage, Loews Hotel

There’s more to budgeting than you think. Whether you’re new to budgeting or a Master Budgeter, you must join this roundtable of industry experts for a candid discussion of what every producer, UPM, and accountant needs to know regarding the elements that can make or break your project in today’s multi-outlet environment.

Hosts
Myfa Cirinna, EVP, Marketing, Entertainment Partners
Darren Ehlers, SVP, Product Management, Entertainment Partners

 

Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director

 

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from


> Live from India
> Live from LA
> IFFI Goa
> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest
 
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

User images

About American Film Market Dailies

WOLF Jonathan
(IFTA)

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

 


Santa Monica

United States



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net