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American Film Market Dailies

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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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Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  18)
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Opening Newsletter N°3 (October 30) 
N°4 (November 2) 
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N°6 (November 4) ANIMATION IN FOCUS  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) 

Final wrap newsletter N°9 (November 10) 

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New films at AFM from Ariztical Entertainment: "El Ganzo", "Ka Bodyscapes" and "The Surface"












El Ganzo 


Worldwide rights available excluding USA.

Drama / USA, Mexico / 89 minutes / English

On the way to her hotel in Mexico, Lizzy's cab gets into an accident and she decides to abandon the driver and walk in the midday heat. The next day she awakens at the hotel puzzled and confused she runs into Guy, a handsome gay African-American photographer. There is an instant unconscious bond between the two and they become deeply connected by their desires for companionship and sense of self.


"the result is a highly substantial and satisfying meditation on need and survival."

- The Huffington Post



Director: Steve Balderson


Starring: Susan Traylor (A River Runs Through It, Greenberg), Anslem Richardson(Black Rock, NCIS: Los Angeles), Mark Booker, Magdalena del Rio






Ka Bodyscapes  


Worldwide rights available excluding USA.

Drama, LGBT / India / 99 minutes / Malayalam

Banned in India by the Indian ratings board for "glorifying gay relationships".

Watch the news segment here.

Three young people, Haris, a gay painter; Vishnu, a rural kabaddi player and their friend Sia, an
activist who refuse to conform to dominant norms of femininity, struggle to find space and happiness
in a conservative Indian City.



Director: Jayan Cherian


Starring: Nassera, Rajesh Kannan, Jason Chacko, Ashwin Matthew, Saritha, Aravindan Bakel, Jayaprakash Kuloor






The Surface 


Worldwide rights available excluding Germany and USA.

Drama, LGBT / USA / 79 minutes / English

Evan, a disaffected orphaned college student, is given Peter's childhood home movies and begins to live vicariously through them. The footage of a young Peter and his boyhood friend touch a nerve with Evan. Their youthful flirtations and tenderness are uncomplicated and pure pushing Evan to a greater understanding of himself and the notions of family, love and fulfillment in his life. 



- San Francisco Chronicle


"A welcome delight."

- SF Weekly



Director: Michael J. Saul


Starring: Harry Hains, Michael Redford, Nicholas McDonald 










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