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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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4K titles, Oscar contenders, movies on hot topics like time travel, teen bullying, award winning audience favorites, all star cast in every genre, 3D animation, ultra stylish films are available for distribution.

AFM Location: Loews Room 754

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HAMLET'S GHOST

Qualified for the 88th Academy Awards

 

A time traveler uncovers his strange past and tries to repair the damage done in a past life at the risk of being left there permanently.

 

Reminiscent of hypnotic movies like "Dead Again," "The Time Traveler's Wife" and "Vertigo."

 

DOVE Seal of Approval for Family Viewing!

 

"Exhilarating and original and a Whole Lot of Fun!" - United Media Network

 

"A fascinating puzzle of parallel stories in different time frames." - Starburst

 

Cast:

GLEN MAC (Body of Proof, Law & Order LA)

CREAGEN DOW (Zoey 101, Dubious Sources)

WALKER HAYNES (CSI:NY, Gunfight At La Mesa)

JOHN LOPRIENO (One Life To Live, Star Trek Voyager)

IDA ANDERSON (Hawaii, Loveshack)

STEPHANIE ZIMBALIST (Remington Steele, Touched By An Angel)

BROOKE NEWTON (All My Children, Perception)

BARBARA NIVEN (Cedar Cove, Chesapeake Cove 

 

Genre: Sci-fi; Adventure, Family, Time-travel; 82min; HD; in English; 2014

 

 

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BUFFALO RIDER

On the hot topic of teen bullying
 

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Shattered by the death of her mother, Jenny becomes withdrawn and combative. Deciding she will never speak again Jenny descends into a tormented and isolated world even in the midst of big city life in Los Angeles. Her American father, at a loss to help sends her to live with her Thai grand-mother in a small Thai village. Jenny feels she is in prison until she meets Boonrod, a peasant boy shunned by his village, whose only friend is his water buffalo.  

 

With echoes of "The Karate Kid" and "Seabiscuit," BUFFALO RIDER is a new take on the timeless story of the small and the voiceless winning against all odds.

 

Jenny sets out to defend the boy against his tormentors only to realize that the pair will never prevailuntil they win the town's respect. To do this, Boonrod must overcome impossible odds to win the annual buffalo race - a death-defying bareback sprint astride charging bulls.

 

The first feature film to showcase the thrilling sport of buffalo racing.

 

Family/ Adventure / 94min/ HD/ English & Thai

A USA production

 

 

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CELESTIAL CAMEL

Classic and timeless. For all ages

A multiple award winning 

2015 Berlinale  & TIFF Official Selection

 

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This mesmerizing adventure of magic, love and loyalty begins with the birth of a tiny white camel, born under the camel-shaped cloud which brings good luck. The beautifulfamily who own this "Celestial Camel" must sell him to a movie producer in order to raise money for their newborn baby -- a severe drought has made life difficult, drasticmeasures mustbe taken. When the baby camel is sold, its mother seizes the first opportunity to run away to find her baby. The family's twelve-year-old son, Bayir sets out on a mission to bring back the mother-camel. He meets kind and evil people along his journey and the summoners of rain, a disciple of Lama, help him on the way. This fantastic journey is shot in the most breathtaking landscapes of the Mongolian 

Steppe adding an ethereal dimension to the picture. 

Life and love prevail in sometimes harsh 

circumstances as long as we continue to follow 

our hearts.

 

Celestial Camel is a universal story that touches the heart and soul of everyone who sees it.

   

Family / Adventure 90min Russian 35mm & HD - 4K  

 

 

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Dragon Riders Trailer

DRAGON RIDERS

 

Action-packed unique blend of animation and live action tells the story of the final battle of the enemy tribes of Star Wars like futuristic creatures for the only source of their survival: THE OASIS.

 

Skilled warrior Motega must use his wits and agility to overcome the Andowaga tribe, who threaten their existence. Then the Dragon is brought into the

battle...

 

The story is powerfully told through 

images and ambient action in the hyper 

realistic video game style.

 

Action / Adventure / War / Sci fi / 

Fantasy / Animation + Live Action


No language / HD / 2016

 

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Beyond Metal

A Robot with a Soul

 

This beautifully crafted sci-fi film transports us to a future where robots are commonplace and have begun developing personalities and feelings.

 

The two main characters Henry and Jack, once close friends, now rivals in both their professional and private lives. Henry is cold, determined and calculating while Jack is vulnerable and emotional. 

 

To cope with loneliness, Jack turns to alcohol. In 

order to save his Master, Jack's domestic Robot 

creates a crisis situation where Henry and Jack 

must find a way to co-operate in order to save their 

lives....and soul. 

 

Told from the Robot's POV, this suspenseful story is

accented by the mesmerizing virtuoso performances 

by all three main characters, including the robot!

 

Starring Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) 

with special guest appearances by Patrick Bauchau 

and Gerard Depardieu.

 

Sci-fi / 84.5 min/ HD / Belgian Production in English / 2015

 

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Cornelia Trailer

CORNELIA AND HER LOVERS

 

Screen adaptation of a classical gem of Argentinian literature

an award winning story by Silvina Ocampo

 

Director Daniel Rosenfeld (Winner of Best New Director Award at the Venice Film Festival) has successfully brought Silvina Ocampo's disturbing strangeness to film, making it a sublime, stylish and hypnotic exploration of the magical realm from which all art originates: the domain of the in-between, the space between two notes, the crack where light gets in.

 

Beautiful and fragile Cornelia returns to her 

supposedly empty Alice in Wonderland-like 

childhood home. 

 

As the mirrors begin reflecting 

her multiple personalities, lovers mysteriously 

appear one by one as if wanting to keep her from 

entering the other side from where there is no 

return.

 

The filmmaker manages to stay true to the original 

concept of the writer who intends the viewer to be 

co-creator in this suspenseful tale of love, longing,
destiny and redemption.

 

As if by magic, when Cornelia looks into the mirror, 

we see our own psyche in the reflections.

 

 

Literary Adaptation/ Arthouse / 103 minutes/ HD/ 

Spanish with English subtitles.

 

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Paranoid Girls Trailer

Paranoid Girls

The Latino "Sex in the City"

 

World famous fashion photographer, Pedro Del Santo takes us behind the scenes in the high-stake world of fashion in this whirlwind comedy of romance, dreams and betrayals.

 

In Paranoid Girls, three women (Ana, Paula and Veronica) become fascinated by modeling and the exciting life that it offers. Quickly however, they discover the dark side hidden behind the fame and glamour of the spotlights. 

 

The women experience downfall as they engage with 

an antagonistic photographer who lures models into 

the abyss of danger. The women learn to value 

friendship and family over the allure of  the skin 

deep fashion world and enjoy life's simplicities

in the end. 

 

If you liked "The Devil Wears Prada" and 

"Sex in the City", you'll love Paranoid Girls.

 

Comedy/ 90 minutes/ HD/ Spanish

 

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Appu _ Gappu Trailer

APPU & GAPPU

International Super Detectives

 

One is faster than a computer,  the other is stronger than Superman

 

Adventures of twin brothers from another dimension with a mission to save humanity by solving unique and mysterious cases from all over the world. 

 

Appu & Gappu are invited by the King to investigate a break-in at his Royal palace. The super detectives soon realize that there's more to 

the incident than meets the eye. The brothers 

connect the dots between an archaeological 

discovery in the village and a distant museum 

robbery. 

 

Their investigation leads them to mystical demons 

who  are trying to invoke their Evil Demon God of 

destruction, Nashkeya.  

 

Appu and Gappu put up a fierce fight for survival 

against the Evil Nashkeya and eventually triumph.  

 

The concept of the film will continue in a series

where each episode will take the super detectives 

all over the world as the perfect vehicle to teach 

children about different cultures in a fun and

entertaining way.

 

Action/ Adventure/ Sci-fi  75minutes  English   3D

 

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Christmas Apparition 

A Ghost Story 

 

As Emma works to create a beautiful Christmas for the children she is looking after, the warm glow of the Christmas tree and the sparkling of the ornaments are in stark contrast with the hostility of the children in their freezing house.

 

The serendipity that landed Emma with a place to stay over the holidays turns out to beless of a blessing as the holiday's progress.

 

As Emma's anxiety grows, strange shadows start appearing, turning into creatures in the realm where reality and dreams merge.

 

Overwrought, Emma's fear and crumbling grip on 

reality edges into her dreams, blurring her daily 

anxiety attacks with visions of a foreboding 

stranger in the house.

 

The unsettling connection between her nightmares 

and the eerie truth of this family lead her to 

confront the terror that comes from somewhere 

much graver than her own mind. 

 

With the truth revealed, this suspenseful and 

intense story culminates in a happy ending like all 

good Christmas movies should.

 

 

Paranormal/ Thriller / 72 min/ English

 

  Official Selection Lina

 

 

 

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BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES Trailer

An Official Selection of the Venice Film Festival

 

with Harvey Keitel, Martin Scorsese, Giancarlo Giannini, Nastassja Kinski, Rutger Hauer and Sophia Loren among many others.

 

A highly entertaining and intimate portrait of a witty, colorful, larger than life personality.

 

Lina Wertmüller is an iconic image of Italian and world cinema: she was the first woman director ever nominated for an Oscar in the Best Director category.  Her "Seven Beauties" earned 4 Academy award nominations and was an international hit. Wertmüller achieved lasting 

international acclaim with a series of four movies 

starring Giancarlo Giannini. She has been friends 

with the crème de la crème of the film world...

many of them interviewed in the movie...

come and join us to get their stories and insights.

 

Documentary / 91 minutes / HD English and Italian, 

with English subtitles

 

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Trezoros Trailer

TREASURES

One Story Speaks for Many

 

This deeply moving documentary illuminates the lives of a Sephardic community in Greece whose story speaks for all people who have been displaced and wronged by war and discrimination.

The story is set in the beautiful and idyllic city of Kastoria where Jews and Christians lived in harmony for over two millennia. In October 1940 this would all change after the invasion of Greece by Axis forces. Initially occupied by Italy, the Jewish community remained safe- but after 

Mussolini fell from power the Nazis took control 

of the town, dooming the community that had 

existed since the times of the Roman Empire.

 

The film uses never-before-seen archival footage, 

vibrantly bringing to life just one of the many 

Jewish communities that had existed before the 

end of World War II. "Trezoros" (Ladino/Judeo Spanish term of endearment meaning "Treasures") is a highly emotional story told by it's survivors, with interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tsur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, Los Angeles and New York.

 

TREASURES will be entered in competition for the 2017 Oscars

Documentary/ 94min/English language/ HD

 

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

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