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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2020  running November 3 - November 8, 2020  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. 

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

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in production : zombillenium by Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord 

3D animation - france, belgium - 2017

 

Zombillenium is an amusement park like no other : only genuine werewolves, vampires, zombies, and other citizens of the undead community are employed there… for eternity. One day, Hector, a young compliance officer, comes to control the park's safety and threatens to shut it down. Francis, the vampire who manages the park, has no choice but to bite him to protect his business. And so Hector is hired. He gets to know his co-workers and Gretchen, a witch who's interning at the park, teaches him the workplace culture. Hector could well be Zombillenium’s last chance : attendance figures are down and the park needs a new special attraction to avoid bankruptcy. But deep down Hector longs for his young daughter, Lucy, who’s waiting for him back in the 'real' world...

 

Budget: USD $ 15,000,000


Delivery: Second Semester 2017


Teaser available upon request

 

 

 

in production: second generation by Véra Belmont & Xavier Picard

animation - france, belgium - 2017

 

Second Generation is not a reckoning with history. It's a film that retraces the decisive moments of a childhood spent in the shadow of the Holocaust, from Belgium to the promised land, filled with both nightmares and joyful moments.  Famous Israeli author and renowned cartoonist, Michel Kichka is the son of a man who was the sole survivor of his family, all of whom were exterminated in the concentration camps. At 20 years old, Michel’s father returned to his native Belgium, fathering four children, two girls and two boys. In response to their father’s life being so devastating, his children have never stopped wanting to free themselves, each in his or her own way.  This intimate and poignant story, told in a unique and touching tone, could only be done justice through animation.

 

With the voices of Emma Thompson & Ed Harris

Based on Michel Kichka's Graphic Novel

Delivery: Summer 2017

Teaser available upon request

 

 

 

coming soon : trendy by Louis Lagayette thriller - UK - 2016

 

Richard is a secondary school teacher in his 30’s. He moves from the countryside to Dalston, the heart of East London, to start a new job in a comprehensive school in Hackney.  He is a singular man, socially different, and quickly, he faces the violent gentrification occurring in the trendy areas of London. He meets Chloe, a gallery manager who introduces him to the night life of the East End, but also Hassan, who owns a Turkish restaurant in his street, and Matthew, his neighbour, an old Cockney who hates the yuppies.  Richard’s unclear past combined with his growing psychiatric instability make him an easy target for all communities and he experiences rejection and humiliation. After an ultimate persecution, his violent behaviour erupts and unleashes his darkest impulses, turning him into an uncontrollable murderer...

 

 

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hounds of love

by Ben Young

 

 

 

thriller - Australia - 2016 - 108min

 

In the mid 1980’s seventeen-year-old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

 

'Ben Young's debut is a genre-bending powerhouse thriller, a harrowing ride that morphs from discrete horror to probing character study and back again in a vivid yet admirably restrained 108 minutes (...) a calling card not soon forgotten.' VARIETY

 

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joe cinque's consolation

by Sotiris Dounoukos

 

 

 

crime drama - Australia - 2016 - 102min

 

In late 1997 Anu Singh, a beautiful law student in Canberra killed her boyfriend Joe Cinque after months of telling friends and colleagues she planned to kill herself and take him with her. Despite the warnings, no one stopped her. Joe Cinque’s Consolation is the screen adaptation of Helen Garner’s celebrated account of those events – a psychological crime drama that examines Joe and Anu’s relationship and the circumstances that led to tragedy.

 

Based on a true story

 

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the road to mandalay

by Midi Z

 

 

 

drama - Taiwan, France, Germany, Myanmar - 2016 - 108min

 

The human traffickers have a well-established route: from Burma into Thailand across the Mekong River at Tchilek, along quiet country roads, passing bribed police checkpoints and into Bangkok, where the illegal migrants are on their own. Lianqing is one of five illegals who travels this route one summer night in 2013; along the way a fellow migrant called Guo is kind to her, and their fates later become entwined. Once in Thailand, Lianqing finds ‘underground’ jobs, saves money and finds out where to buy fake identity papers with the hope of making it to Taiwan. But Guo has different ambitions…

 

From the director of

ICE POISON - Berlin Panorama 2014

RETURN TO BURMA - Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition 2012

 

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le ciel flamand (flemish heaven)

by Peter Monsaert

 

 

 

drama - Belgium - 2016 - 112min

 

A look at the lives of three generations of women. Monique and her daughter Sylvie run a brothel on the border of West Flanders and France. Eline, Sylvie's six-year-old daughter, is fascinated by the mysterious workplace of her mother and grandmother, but she is never allowed inside. A dramatic event turns their lives upside down and the family ties are put under pressure.

 

 

 

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that thing called love

by Carlos César Arbeláez

 

 

 

drama - Colombia - 2016

 

The Box, Prepaid and The Happy Girl are three stories that all begin at the La Polonesa coffee shop in Medellín, Colombia on Mother’s Day Sunday. In each of the stories, the characters seem to be guided by an inescapable destiny.
In The Box, Camila is forced to bring her son’s disinterred ashes home when the cemetery is set to be demolished. The event stirs up old memories and grudges that Camila and her husband thought had been buried along with the boy.
In Prepaid, Erika gets ready to start a new life with her young daughter in Spain. Before she goes, she decides to meet one last time with a Japanese client , who turns out to have an unexpected surprise for her.
In The Happy Girl, Marlon and The Happy Girl both earn money performing on the streets as living statues. But when they remove their costumes and make-up together in a room in a flophouse, they discover each other’s faces and true identities, which abruptly brings their relationship to an end.

From the director of

THE COLORS OF THE MOUNTAIN

San Sebastian IFF 2010 - Best New Director Award

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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 
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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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