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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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Our AFM Newsletters will run:  
Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  18)
Pre roll newsletter N° 2 (October  25) 
Opening Newsletter N°3 (October 30) 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4) ANIMATION IN FOCUS  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) 

Final wrap newsletter N°9 (November 10) 

AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 I 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


The Bac Films International line up for AFM




AFM Line-up and screening schedule.

Nov. 3rd, 11:30AM at AMC Santa Monica 6 

Nov. 3rd, 1:30PM at AMC Santa Monica 6
Gilles Sousa and Marie Garrett will attend AFM from November 1st to 7th and will be pleased to see you there. If you wish to request a meeting please email to:






 By David Freyne

Awarded Best Horror Feature at Austin Fantastic Fest


For six years, Europe was plagued by a devastating virus that transformed humans into zombie-like monsters. As mankind struggled to control the pandemic, the great hope of a cure was found. Although an unforeseen enemy surfaces in its wake: the past. The cured are haunted with the memories of their actions while infected. As some try to readjust to a world that still fears them, the growing unrest threatens to plunge the world back into chaos.

GENRE - Drama, Horror 
COUNTRY - Ireland
PRODUCED BY Tilted Pictures
CO-PRODUCED BY BAC Films Production
CAST - Sam Keeley, Ellen Page
STATUS: Completed

MARKET SCREENING IN AFM                        
Nov. 3rd, 11:30AM at AMC Santa Monica 6    








By Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani 


The Mediterranean summer: blue sea, blazing sun….and 250 kg of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang! They had found the perfect hideout: an abandoned and remote hamlet now taken over by a woman artist in search for inspiration.

Unfortunately surprise guests and two cops compromise their plan: the heavenly place where wild happenings and orgies used to take place turns into a gruesome battlefield….Relentless and mindblowing.

GENRE - Western Noir, Thriller
CONTRY - Belgium, France
PRODUCED BY Anonymes Films and Tobina Film
CAST - Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara

Nov. 3rd, 1:30PM at AMC Santa Monica 6 








By Denis Do 


In 1975 in Phnom Penh, Chou leads an enchanted life until one morning when the Khmer Rouge madness plunges Cambodia into horror. The population is deported to camps and Chou’s confronted to the pain of powerlessness. When her 4-year-old son is snatched from her by a fleeing crown, her world falls apart but she never loses hope. Funan is the incredibly powerful story of a young mother’s fight to save her son and keep her family together in a barbaric time.

GENRE - Animation, Drama
COUNTRY - France, Belgium, Luxembourg
PRODUCED BY Les Films d'Ici, Epuar
CO-PRODUCED BY BAC Cinéma, Lunanime
STATUS: In Production







By Sofia Djama 


Lyna Khoudri awarded Best Acress in  Venice Orizzonti


Algiers, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria: Amal tells about lost illusions and Samir about the necessity to cope with them.  At the same time, their son Fahim and his friends Feriel and Reda are wandering about in a hostile Algiers about to steal their youth.

GENRE - Drama
COUNTRY - France, Belgium, Qatar
PRODUCED BY Liaison Cinématographique
CO-PRODUCED BY Artémis Productions, Les Films de la Source
CAST - Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci, Lyna Khoudri
STATUS: Completed









 By Sebastiano Riso


At first sight, Vincent and Maria may look like any other couple. He is protective, she is passionate. But who knows what happens behind closed doors? For years, Maria has been too vulnerable and in love to stand up to him, but when she realizes that she can no longer be Vincent’s accomplice, their secret life-project threatens to get out of control.

GENRE - Drama
PRODUCED BY Indiana Production
CAST - Patrick Bruel, Micaela Ramazzotti 
STATUS: Completed









By Léa Mysius


Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother decides to act as if everything was normal so as to spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her own way. She steals a big black dog that belongs to a young man on the run...

GENRE - Drama              
COUNTRY - France
PRODUCED BY F comme Film, Trois Brigands Productions
CAST - Noée Abita, Laure Calamy and Juan Cano

STATUS: Completed









By Olivier Ayache-Vidal


Teacher in the most prestigious highschool in the country, François enjoys the life he’s always known, in the intellectual and bourgeois society of Paris. 

Trapped in a situation where he’s forced to accept a job in a school of a tough underprivileged suburb, he finds himself confronted to his own limits and to the upheaval of his values and certainties.

GENRE - Comedy
COUNTRY - France 
PRODUCED BY Sombrero Films and Atelier de Production
CAST - Denis Podalydès, Léa Drucker, Abdoulaye Diallo
STATUS: Completed







 By Babak Jalali


The Yellow Eagle family lives in an Indian Reservation. Soon after news reaches them that the youngest son has died during military service in Afghanistan, his brother is involved in a fight with the white community and falls in a coma. Trapped in a spiral of alcohol and violence, the eldest has to stand up as a man again. LAND is a modern western about Indians, whites, distance, longing and cattle farms set in the American plains.

GENRE - Drama
COUNTRY - Italy, France, Mexico, Netherlands​
PRODUCED BY Asmara Films, The cup of tea, Piano Productions, Topkapi Films
STATUS: In Post Production



Gilles Sousa and Marie Garrett will attend the AFM. If you would like to request a meeting please send an email to:



Office in AFM: Santa Monica, Loews Hotel, room 612

All the best




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