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: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting 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


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers


American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2022 running November 1 - 6  November, 2022  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. 

2023: October 31 - November 5  I  2024: November 5 – 10

Circulation of our newsletter 165 000 subscribers I Facebook AFM Photo Gallery I Twitter I Youtube videos

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





Depardieu in JS BACH biopic

The life of Johan Sebastian Bach, simply entitled BACH, is being prepared for the big screen, and will go into production in 2017. The story of Bach, tagged ‘Orphan, Convict, Rebel, Genius’, will be brought to life by director Eric Styles (That Good Night, Legendary) and the production is attracting a host of prominent actors. Already attached are Gérard Depardieu, Max Von Sydow, Axel Milberg and Marianne Sagebrecht. The Production team is in discussions with high profile actors and the lead role of Bach is still to be confirmed. BACH is also backed by an outstanding Academy Award winning crew.



The story of BACH, the film, tracks its path back to 17th Century Germany to arguably the world’s greatest and most controversial composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. We follow his path to greatness as the maverick beer-swilling genius battles the city council of Leipzig. He challenges convention, is stalked by death with the loss of his kin, and associates with some of the most colorful and exotic characters of his time, including Christiane Mariane Von Ziegler, Europe’s first radical feminist.

BACH is written by Jeffrey Freedman and is produced by Freedman and SJ Evans of Dark Art Films Ltd and has a budget of USD 21 mil. The film’s intended release is late 2017

Depardieu said: “I believe in this production which will please millions of fans. Jeffrey Freedman’s film is an important one and I have long been an admirer of Bach.”

The award winning crew includes:
DOP: 3 time Academy Award winner Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor, Apocalypse Now, Dick Tracy, Last Tango in Paris)
Editor: Tariq Anwar (American Beauty, The Kings Speech, Law Abiding Citizen, Revolutionary Road)
Sound: 4 time Academy Award winner Mark Berger (The Godfather II, Amadeus, Apocalypse Now, Capote)
Composer: Academy Award winner Gabriel Yared (The English Patient, Talented Mr Ripley, The Lives of Others, Cold Mountain)
Other award winning talent attached includes Davide De Stefano (Production Designer), Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Music Supervisor), Joel Harlow (Make Up) and Adruitha Lee (Hair)


The film is being handled for World Sales by The Yellow Affair. Please email for more information. If you are attending AFM, Miira Paasilinna of The Yellow Affair can be found on the 8th floor of Loews, room 817/819


User images

About American Film Market Dailies

Prewitt Jean

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


Santa Monica

United States

View my profile
Send me a message