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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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AFM 2019 Day 3 with ambiance from Loews, Beverly Hills Awards reception and LATC Conference

 

 

 

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Promote your line up during AFM

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AFM 2019 runs November 6 - 13 We would like to contribute to your success in AFM Can we help? Promote your line up to media, buyers and attendees. Boost your screenings' attendance. Shoot interviews or video capture of your...
 

VIDEO - Interview with Jonathan Wolf AFM

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A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998.Bruno Chatelin met with Jonathan Wolf at the Loews during the 2018 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say. What kind of advice can you give first timers, and why and how should they come to the AFM...
 

Your Script Produced Award Ceremony with Tribute to late John Singleton

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An intimate reception with winners and friends took place at Bombay Palcae in Beverly Hills. Sheila Shah and Doval Bacall hosted the event Doval Bacall festival founder with Justice Singleton who attended to accept the tribute to her late father John Singleton, (Boyz'n The Hood) Ted Campbell Blue Motel Grand Prize Winner will see his winning script produced for a quarter of a million dollars, Doval Bacall producing. ...
 
 

AFM Screenings, Programs & Events Update | Saturday, November 9

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  Added Screenings Film: The Best Is Yet to Come Time: 11:30 am Theater: AMC Santa Monica 2 Company: Pathé International Film: Aiyai Time: 1:00 pm Theater: Laemmle 5 Company: Phoenix Worldwide Film: Los Japón – Big in Japan Time: 3:30 pm Theater: Arclight 11 Company: Beta Cinema     Conferences & Programs Pitch Conference Time: 9:15am – 12:...
 

Our friend Petra Terzi, bothfilmmaker and festival director screens 5 films at AFM

 
Screenings on 11/11,12/11 &13/11 @Santa Monica: Venue: Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Nov.11, 11:50 - "She Should Run-Cyprus", Petra Terzi, Cyprus, 2019, 55' Nov.11, 15:30 - "ROSES Trilogy by Petra Terzi", Greece, 2019, 32' Nov.11, 16:00 - "49 Years After-Above Limits", Petra Terzi, Greece, 2017, 9' Nov. 12, 19:00-19:45 - Workshop: "From No Budget To Big Business"...
 
 

AFM Finance Conference panels November 8

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The Future of Film An exploration of the future of independent film, emerging marketplace trends, global film finance, and the impact of streaming platforms. A Conversation With BRON Studios BRON’s filmmaker-first approach has helped the company solidify its creative relationships. BRON is at the forefront of Hollywood deal-making, from slate financing deals with MGM and Warner Bros to securing financing and distribution for their own properties. BRON continues to invest in incredible ...
 

Arclight Films releases first look of 'Let it Snow' Starring Ivanna Sakhno and Alex Hafner

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‘LET IT SNOW’ HAUNTING THRILLER STARRING IVANNA SAKHNO AND ALEX HAFNER ARCLIGHT FILMS HANDLING WORLDWIDE RIGHTS AND HOSTING Debut Market Screenings AT AFM   Cast: Ivanna Sakhno (The Spy Who Dumped Me, Pacific Rim: Uprising), Alex Hafner (Submergence, The Councellor), and Tinatin Dalakishvili (Abigail).   Director: Stanislav Kapralov 
 Writers: Stanislav Kapralov and Omri Rose   Producers: Serge Lavrenyuk.   Executive Producers: Yan Fisher and R...
 

Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist - New for AFM 2019

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NEW FOR AFM 2019 After millions of people vanish and the world falls into chaos, the only light is a charismatic new leader who rises to the head of the UN.  But does he bring hope for a better future?  Or is it the end of the world?           ...
 

Sky reveal first look image of forthcoming original film Twist

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    Starring Sir Michael Caine, Lena Headey, Rita Ora, Franz Drameh, Sophie Simnett and introducing Raff Law in the title role London, 8 November 2019 The first look image has been revealed from Sky’s forthcoming original co-production TWIST, starring two-time Academy Award winner, Sir Michael Caine (The Dark Knight trilogy), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), actress and singer Rita Ora, David Walliams (Little Britain), Franz Drameh (Legends of Tomorrow), Sophie Simnett (Daybrea...
 

Global Film and TV program organised by LATC during AFM, a strong immersive program for film professionals from around the world

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The organizers, Steve Solot and Kate Lyra. Below some of the happy speakers, impressed by the quality of the participants in the program. Below some of the participants gathering around speaker Bruno Chatelin ...
 

Bruno Chatelin (filmfestivals.com editor) keynote on festivals and markets strategy during AFM at LATC

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Students regrouped to sing "Thank you for watching filmfestivals.com" at the end of the presentation! Much fun! ...
 

Marjorie Calas speaking at LATC conference during AFM How to work with film commissions

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Marjorie Calas represents AFCI gave an overview on the ways to work best with Film Commissions around the world, she works with AFCI, the association serves as a general resource and clearinghouse for information throughout the region and assist with the following services:   Tax Incentive Navigation Liaison with government departments/agencies Logistical information regarding crew, talent, facilities, stages, equipment, and support services Setting standards of...
 
 

In a Galaxy far, far, far away, women rule the world, men dream of getting married, and you're invited to the most watched reality show of the future - VICTOR'S ANGELS MR. WORLD BEAUTY PAGEANT! Filmfestivals.com sat down impromptu at AFM with Anna Fishbeyn, first time filmmaker, introducing her film to AFM. "Oh my god I love you guys at filmfestivals.com you send me these newsletters with so much news, I love it" The video tells us what else she had to say about he... 

 

Shocked and sad about the loss of our friend Nik Powell, Producer of 'The Crying Game' and Virgin Group Co-Founder, EFA member

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"I personnally enjoyed Nik's company and wit TREMENDOUSLY, and i also loved his passion for soccer I deerly remember so many good moments wduring the years we both served as board members of the European Film Academy." Bruno Chatelin   European cinema has lost a great filmmaker and the European Film Academy has lost a dear friend: Nik Powell The academy, where Nik served many years on the Board, shared the sad news to the mebers of the Academy: "In the early 1970... 

 

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About American Film Market Dailies

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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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