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American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2020 running online November 9 - November 13, 2020  and hosting brainstorming networking  on film festival strategy at the AFM  Pavilion: networking from 10am  (Nov 10-13)

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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AFM Opened with Record 562 Exhibitors, 1,450+ Buyers & 465 Films

AFM 2020 ONLINE OPENED THIS MONDAY WITH A RECORD 562 exhibitors, PARTICIPANTS FROM 78 COUNTRIES, More Than 1,450 BUYERS AND 465 FILMS Screening   205 Speakers from 20 Countries Come Together Over 70+ Sessions Covering a Breadth of Timely Topics Critical to the Global Independent Motion Picture Industry   Market Puts Emphasis on Networking with Unique Video “Tables”   Kicking off today, the American Film Market (AFM®) announced today that it will w...


Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®, in conversation with Bruno Chatelin, details the networking functionalities for the online version of AFM 2020. Thank you Jonathan.     I trust this new tool for AFM attendees will stay as an online addition to the future physical editions in the coming years and versions of the market.   ...

The New Normal: Film Finance + Industry Change LIVE Panel Event November 11


Exclusive *LIVE* Panel Event - LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE Wed, November 11, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST 

Imperial Savage and Creation Entertainment Media, alongside global industry partners and friends, will be discussing the changes in the industry as well as financing and equity opportunities in the "new normal."

This live panel will be on Zoom 11/11 at 11AM PST. Link will be provided upon registration, readers will receive a waiver: use the promo Code: AFM  for Complimentary Panel Access. 


Panelists Include (more details below):

Josh Harris - City National Bank, SVP Entertainment Banking, USA

Leslie Vanderpool - Executive Director, Bahamas International Film Festival , BAHAMAS

Sefi Carmel - Creation Entertainment Media, Soundtrack Creations, Producer and Post Sound/Audio Producer and Composer, UK

Grady Craig - VP of Business Development & Operations, Bondit Media Capital, USA

David Paterson - Arcady Bay Entertainment, Writer and Producer, USA

Bruno Chatelin - Co-founder of and a Festival/Market Expert , FRANCE

Cesar Garrido - Hello October, Taquillando, Piccen - Producer, PMD, Distributor, PANAMA

Grady Craig - VP of Business Development & Operations, Bondit Media Capital, USA

Taylor Owenby - Moderator, Managing Partner, Imperial Savage, Producer and Consultant, USA


AFM Day 3: Wednesday Sessions News & Updates



SONGBIRD Official Trailer, Poster and First Look Images

 Four years into quarantine the virus has changed and so have we…   In the terrifying thriller SONGBIRD, the COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown. Infected Americans are ripped from their homes and forced into quarantine camps known as Q-Zones, from which there is no escape, as a few brave souls fight back against the forces of oppression. Amid this dystopian landscape, a fearless courier, Nico (KJ Apa)...


Go2Films Picks Up New Haifa IFF's Winning Doc - LEAVING PARADISE

News on acquisitions, festival screenings and markets             We're excited to announce that we have picked up the new WINNER of Best Documentary Award at Haifa International Film Festival 2020 LEAVING PARADISE     ...


The shift to online tools and markets for buying and selling explored in this AFM Panel: you are invited!

Curious about how buyers and sellers are navigating this shift to online tools and markets this year? Join us tomorrow, Nov. 11 at 2PM PST, for an active discussion on the future of online licensing as part of AFM Online 2020. We will dig into key questions, including how do sellers market their new line-ups and maximize results in a virtual market setting? How do buyers connect with sellers and view available films and promotional materials? How do buyers and sellers retain relation...


VIDEO: expert festival knowledge shared in this AFM Panel 'Festivals, Markets and Streaming in the New World'

The panel was hosted by AFM November 10th, presented by Filmocracy. Here is the full capture thanks to Filmocracy. The independent film world has been turned upside down, with production being halted, theaters closing and live events going virtual. What will this mean to the “business” of movies, the function of festivals and the blurring lines of digital distribution? From economics to discovery, sales to audience engagement, how do we face film exhibition in a new...


First look from Streamline at AFM, Arclight Films handling worldwide rights

The first look photo for the new sports thriller STREAMLINE starring Jason Isaacs (Hotel Mumbai, The Patriot, Netflix’s “The OA”) and Levi Miller (Pan, Red Dog franchise, A Wrinkle in Time). The film is written and directed by Tyson Wade Johnston. Pictured Levi Miller (photo credit Tom Byrnes)   Five-times Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe consulted and prepared Levi Milller for his role and the amazing portray of the cutthroat world of competitive swimming.   S...


Arclight Films handling worldwide on romantic comedy A VERY SENIOR HIGH starring Ellen Burstyn and James Caan

Arclight Films is set to handle worldwide distribution rights for the romantic comedy A Very Senior High starring a stellar ensemble cast featuring Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (The Tale, Interstellar), James Caan (Elf, Misery), two-time Academy Award® nominee Ann-Margret (Going in Style, Carnal Knowledge), Golden Globe nominee Jane Curtin (The Spy Who Dumped Me, The Heat), Emmy Award winner Loretta Devine (“Grey’s Anatomy,” Crash), Emmy Award winner Christophe...


Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Connor Paolo to star alongside Aaron Eckhart in newaction-thriller “AMBUSH”

HIGHLAND FILM GROUP HANDLING INTERNATIONAL SALES AT AFM   It was announced today that Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The 12th Man, History Channel’s “Vikings,” Showtime’s “The Tudors”) and Connor Paolo (Stake Land, Friend Request, ABC’s “Revenge”) will co-star in the upcoming action thriller Ambush starring Golden Globe® nominee Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Line of Duty) and co-starring Jason Genao (Logan, Netflix´s...


Final AFM 2020 Online lineup from Summer Hill Entertainment

KNIGHTS OF THE NEW GATE: In the year 1381, in a temple far beneath London's infamous Newgate prison, the immortal demon Tyburn has constructed a doorway to hell, in a plot to use the forces of evil to conquer the world. Just as his plan is nearing completion, his immortal adversary Morgan takes the key to the doorway and traps Tyburn in his temple. Over six hundred years la...

Out of this world ! : new titles from Summer Hill Entertainment

LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE: University students, Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke are enjoying college life and pursuing their dreams, but in reality, they have a secret mission, to fight against invading Reptilians from outer space. One day, Ray travels back in time to 330 million years ago on Earth, to find his missing friend Tyler who has fallen into a trap set by the evil alien, Dahar. During...

Summer Hill Entertainment brings new titles to AFM2020

TWICEBORN: Satoru Ichijo receives a message from the spiritual world and realizes his mission is to lead humankind to happiness. He became a successful businessman while publishing spiritual messages secretly, but the devil’s temptation shakes his mind and... Genre Drama Trailer ...
TED CHALMERS President  Summer Hill Entertainment / TomCat Films LLC /

Brainstorming on Film Festival Strategy for your film : AFM Networking Table with Bruno Chatelin

Hi I will be happy to share my festival and marketing experience at the AFM 2020 Networking Pavilion. Click to connect with AFM Registration.  I have reserved an open table (for six) confirmed as follows: see you there (seats limited be sure to join the queue early) ...

Jonathan Wolf sketched by Nesta Morgan


In The Export Waters with very clear black & white print, a steering Jonathan Wolf is online at the helm, is navigating US to another kind of Financial Film Market 2020 XX AFM MAP XX and his 23rd edition.

This AFM dresses you with expo information, takes you to Stage One or Stage Two, allows travel void of time zones to a sequential networking pavilion, to Industry Buyers and Sellers, and let’s US enjoy a sense of serendipity set to music and screenings in a ballroom…

“Ahoy there…!”

… Bruno Chatelin and market users, Cinando, have set their sights on a film production Voyage.

The weather forecasts our market navigation to a place labelled by a small letter “i”

Could the “i” icon bring the “Italian Job” on board?

Would a new character label “from Russia with Love” or “Fancy French Documentary”

and a starring IFTA objectives base, go beyond a London Producers meet up?

Do the The Micro Budget Horrors of Messaging film titles in My AFM bring our convictions down to just “Dr No”
or lead us through an adventure in the unchartered export waters saved from film piracy ?

The on demand lights out brings out the stars,

“Sales companies Ahoy!”.


A positive message from our friends at AFI Peace Initiative

I hope you are well and staying “Safe, Healthy, and Alert.” This 2020 has been a year where our organization is needed more than ever. We have achieved beyond expectations in  "2020 Year of COVID-19," mainly due to Strategic Partnerships, barters, and many of our initiatives we implemented before the pandemic. During 2020 we were able to execute the following:    * Karl Bardosh Humanitarian Cellphone Awards (During Cannes Film Festival Virtual) ...

VIDEO: Keynote Conversation 1 / AFM Opening Session with Mark Gill

Mark Gill, President & CEO, Solstice Studios? Moderated by Anthony D’Alessandro, (left) Managing Editor, Deadline WATCH THE FULL REPLAY Excerpt below On releasing Unhinged into theatres: “Our idea was that we could be first and probably elevate a film of an otherwise modest budget of $33 Million Dollars against Tenet which is hundreds of millions of dollars or Mulan and that we might have an opportunity to elevate the movie. And that i...

VIDEO: AFM 2020 Online Campus Tour Replay

If you missed our AFM campus webinar yesterday, the recording is now available AFM 2020 Online Campus Tour / Q&A from American Film Market on Vimeo. ...

VIDEO: Jonathan Wolf in conversation with about the 41st edition of AFM


Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) and Bruno Chatelin. Sketch by Nesta Morgan  CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO




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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.

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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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