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 AFM 2021 Online will be covering AFM 2021 running online November 1 -5  November, 2021 and hosting brainstorming networking  on film festival strategy at the AFM  Pavilion: networking from 10am   

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

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50 Live Sessions; 150+ Speakers at AFM online 2021

AFM 2021 Online

AFM’s Conferences, Panels, Workshops and Presentations will guide you in taking your film from concept to screen while navigating the rapidly evolving industry. Topics cover every aspect of film — pitch, finance, production, marketing and distribution. Preview the Stage Schedules. 


Opening Session
Coming soon …
01 NOV
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Bridging the Production Insurance Gap
The continued lack of pandemic insurance has added complexities, expense …
01 NOV
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Film Finance Success: The Producer’s Perspective
Industry experts explore finding and retaining investors as films move …
01 NOV
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Black Filmmakers at the Crossroads to Success
Film lovers have never been treated to such a wide …
01 NOV
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The Filmmaker’s Guide to Creative NFTs
NFTs have gained traction among creators in the art and …
01 NOV
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Entertainment Partners Presents TBA
Coming soon. …
01 NOV
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Variety Presents TBA
Coming soon. …
01 NOV
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
EFP Presents TBA
Coming soon …
02 NOV
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
The Film Collaborative Presents TBA
Coming soon …
02 NOV
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Limited Budget Features with Huge Profit Potential
What makes a film investment-worthy? Producers and decision makers discuss …
02 NOV
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
The Casting Effect: How Talent Choices Impact Every Phase of Production
Cast is one of the most important elements of any …
02 NOV
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Building a Marketing Toolkit
Motion picture marketing executives will walk you through the key …
02 NOV
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Writers Workshop: A Story Analyst’s Approach to Screenwriting
Whether you are writing a studio feature or an independent …
02 NOV
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The Director/Producer Relationship
Learn the best ways directors and producers can work together …
02 NOV
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Global Streaming & The Future of Entertainment in Asia
Global streaming has changed the consumption, distribution, financing, and production …
03 NOV
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Indie Film Hustle
Coming soon …
03 NOV
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
International Film Market: Consumption of Black Culture, Rejection of Black Stories
The world’s appreciation for black culture is apparent.  It’s influence …
03 NOV
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
The Path to VOD Success: Strategies for Independents
Our executive panel will provide insights into the marketplace and …
03 NOV
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
How Streamers Approach Independent Content
Gaining attention in the saturated market is challenging. Platform leaders …
03 NOV
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Producing Movies for Networks and Platforms
The demand for Made-for-TV Movies is exploding. Cable networks and …
03 NOV
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Fueling The Global Value of Content
Global streaming platforms are creating a frenzy in the content …
03 NOV
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Portugal Film Commission Presents TBA
Coming soon …
03 NOV
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
An Interactive Study: How to Cast the Right Actors for Your Film by Using AI
Artificial intelligence is appearing as an important assistance mechanism in …
04 NOV
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PITCH CONFERENCE: The Pitching Essentials: The Two Minute Pitches
A good pitch can get a bad film made while …
04 NOV
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Producing Standout Documentary Features
Audiences are seeking out more documentaries than ever before. What …
04 NOV
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Demystifying the SPLATAM Market
Have you ever wondered what entertainment production looks like beyond …
04 NOV
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Writers Workshop: Unforgettable: 10 Ways to Create Compelling Characters
Getting your reader to empathize with and root for your …
04 NOV
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Animation: A Growing Territory for Independents
While the pandemic has limited live-action film production over the …
05 NOV
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Coming soon …
05 NOV
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Working with Sales Agents
To reach the global audience, an independent producer’s best ally …
05 NOV
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
How to Profit with Micro-Budget Features
High quality micro-budget films are no longer a novelty, making …
05 NOV
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Writers Workshop: The Voice of the Writer
Producers and representatives say they want a writer with a …
05 NOV
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
New Perspective on Horror
Traditionally low-budget, high-return, Horror has been an independent film industry …
05 NOV
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


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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


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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