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American Film Market Dailies 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. 

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First AFM in the new role for Daniela Elstner newly appointed executive director of UniFrance


Daniela Elstner appointed executive director of UniFrance


Elstner's nomination was proposed by UniFrance—France's film promotion agency dedicated to supporting the export of French films—and approved unanimously by UniFrance's executive committee on Monday, July 8, 2019.


Born in Germany and a graduate of the Université Paris VII with a master's degree in Modern Literature, UniFrance in 1996. In October 1998 she joined Margaret Menegoz. During her ten years with the company, Elstner expanded its operations in international sales and coproductions, and increased the number of film selections at festivals as well as films directed by leading names in the industry, such as Barbet SchroederMichael Haneke, to name but a few.

In 2008, Elstner moved to Chantal AkermanNicolas Philibert, and French Film Exporters' Association (ADEF) since 2015, which has played a crucial role in the government's implementation of a system of loans for sales companies (FARAP) and the Film Export Support Fund, which represent a significant milestone for the sector as a whole. She also holds the position of treasurer for the European sales agent organization Europa International and the Union of French Audiovisual Distributors (SEDPA).

<a class="richLink" "="" data-cke-saved-href="" href="" data-type="personne" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; color: rgb(28, 92, 118); outline: 0px;">Serge Toubiana stated, in response to Elstner's appointment, "I am overjoyed that Daniela Elstner, a major figure in the export of French cinema, who is recognized throughout the profession for her knowledge of the sector and for her international network, has agreed to join UniFrance as our executive director. With her arrival, and with all of the teams at UniFrance, the association is giving itself the means to effectively respond to the challenges facing French cinema in many territories and to defend the interests of films, artists, producers, and all our association's members in an industry that is undergoing great change and is more competitive than ever."


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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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