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Promote your line up during AFM

    AFM 2023 runs October 31- November 5, 2023 Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2023  (44 th edition) in person with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like to contribute to your success in AFM YES WE CAN... ...

VIDEO: a look inside AFM – Watch!

The American Film Market is more than just an event! It’s the place where independent creativity and business perfectly intertwine. Over five days, AFM immerses you in the world’s film community, opening monumental opportunities to network, expand your knowledge, gain visibility, discover new production options, develop future projects, and access industry professionals who finance, produce and distribute independent content globally.   In the next few weeks, AFM will start ...

Interview with Film Producer and Attorney Jere Hausfater

Hausfater has been overseeing all business and legal affairs for development, finance, production, above the line deals, and worldwide distribution for all of Cassian Elwes’ movies including BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB, MOM AND DAD, SIBERIA, UTOPIA ROAD and JT LEROY. Most recent and notable was the acquisition of Jon Favreau’s breakout hit CHEF while at Aldamisa Films. Other films include: ROBOTS, 9 BULLETS, SAINT CLAIRE, and HURRICANE.  Previously Hausfater worked at Disney and Mi...

The 2023 American Film Market® (AFM®) moves to Santa Monica’s Le Méridien Delfina on Pico

The American Film Market®(AFM®) has chosen Santa Monica’s Le Méridien Delfina, located at 530 Pico Blvd., as its new headquarters, replacing the Loews which closed for lengthy renovations in early March.  Though that 30-year era has ended, we are delighted that our new location means you will be returning to the same sunny beachside city for AFM 2023, to familiar places and faces, and that you will be part of this exciting n...

Interview With Persian Actress Golsa Sarabi @ "Production Without Borders" Panel, AFM 2022

Golsa Sarabi is an international star and an action actor, who was born in Tehran, Iran and now resides in Los Angeles. Golsa boasts a diverse experience in performing arts, which includes film, stage, producing and scriptwriting. She was one of the executive producers on the film Dreams I Never Had and was nominated for the Best Actress Award at the Burbank International Film Festival for her lead role opposite Malcolm...

Interview with UK Producer Simon Fawcett @ 2022 AFM

UK producer/financier Simon Fawcett is a prolific producer with more than thirty films to his credit. In the last five years, Simon has been a producer on eight films, including: “Come Away” (2020) a drama starring Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo; “Compulsion” (2016), a drama starring Analeigh Tipton, an Italian Canadian co production; “No Man's Land” (202), starring Frank Grillo and Andie McDowell; “Edge of the World” (2021), starring Jonat...

Interview with Acclaimed "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) Producer Michel Shane @ Producers Without Borders Panel, AFM 2022

Michel Shane has spent the last three decades of his distinguished career as a venerable entrepreneur, with the intuition and foresight to perceptively spot trends before they go mainstream in the film and consumer spheres. At the helm of Shane Gang Pictures, which has developed, created, and executive produced major blockbuster motion pictures, including “Catch Me If You Can” (2002) and “I, Robot” (2004), he has driven the process from thought generation to implem...

Interview with Actor Producer Director Tom Malloy For Directorial Debut Film "Ask Me To Dance" (2022) @ AFM

  Actor, Producer, Director Tom Malloy is a critically acclaimed actor, initially known for his indie-cult favorite Gravesend (1998), produced by Oliver Stone. Malloy became a trendsetter as one of the first successful triple-hyphenate Actor/Writer/Producers. Later, Malloy starred in the thriller Trauma Therapy (2019). Prior to that, Malloy starred in the found footage horror/thriller #Screamers (2016). Additional feature credits include: Fair Haven ...

Interview with Mexican Writer Director Producer Alex Kahuam for his one take feature film "FAILURE!" (2022) @ AFM

      Alex Kahuam is an award winning director/writer/producer who has been nominated at the top genre film festivals in the world such as: SITGES, LONDON FRIGHTFEST, BIFFF-Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival and many more. He is the first Mexican director in the history of cinema to have accomplished making a feature film in one long take with no cuts in the US. His style has caught the attention of many film festivals, critics and audiences around the world for ...

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR’s Fifth Annual “Production Without Borders” Showcase – A Global Success!

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR’s Fifth Annual “Production Without Borders” Showcase – A Global Success!   Dynamic International Panel Featured Eileen Tasca, Golsa Sarabi, Larry Kasanoff and Michel Shane, with Moderator Reel360’s Colin Costello On the afternoon of November 6, 2002,  Gotham Chandna, founder, Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Nicole Goesseringer Muj, founder, Kultura PR Internation...

'Tales of Babylon' to screen at Berlin, first look of the feature film available for sneak-peek

We hope you had a successfull AFM, we would like to share a screener prior its world introduction at EFM Crime Thriller, Second film I 120 mn I UK October 2022 I Groucho Arts Ltd I Available for worldwide sales. First look at "Tales of Babylon" by Pelayo De Lario Synopsis:  In this ultra-hip crime thriller, X and Y are two hitmen which storyline is interwoven with other two hitmen: Mother Nature and The Professional. The lives of these hitmen, a bar...

It was good to be back ...at AFM 2022 Newsletter N°5

THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from Santa Monica View in your browser NEWSLETTER 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6  Promote your line up during AFM I email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              Filmfestivals.com enjoyed covering AFM 2022 ...

VIDEO: Film AlUla hosted their first party at AFM

Filmfestivals.com team attended the AFM party for the Film ALULa where Bruno Chatelin met Masha Motamedi on the red carpet. Masha runs the marketing and publicty for Film AlUla (after a successfull run in festival marketing for Dubai Fest and RSIFF). Film AlUla is the film agency of The Royal Commission for AlUla established to promote and support international film and TV production in the County of AlUla located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia. Our aim is to position AlUla as a filming ...

Richard Botto, founder and CEO of Stage 32, was chosen by AFM as a 2022 Innovator for the Entertainment Industry

In conversation at the conference he discussed the Stage 32 education partnership with Netflix that has reached over 300,000 viewers, Stage 32’s platform that has reached 1 million members, and the massive shift Stage 32 has helped to democratize the industry.   ...

Kino Lorber has acquired North American distribution rights to the documentary The Super 8 Years, directed by Annie Ernaux

 Documentary That Chronicles the Life and Times of Nobel Prize Laureate Annie Ernaux Opens Theatrically December 16 “An examination of youth, family, travel, and our place in the world… the film plays as one extended memory—sometimes more bitter, sometimes more sweet, always a combination of both.” – Michael Frank, THE FILM STAGE   “A bittersweet look at the passage of time, delivered with a compelling blend of personal intimacy and broader ...

Vault AI - New President, Insights and Strategy

Vault AI, the trailblazing tech and consumer insights firm, has promoted Rachel Krauss to President, Insights and Strategy with immediate effect. The announcement was made today by David Stiff, CEO and co-founder of Vault AI.   In her new role, Krauss leads the insights team and transforms the raw data from Vault AI’s machine-learning models into clear, actionable and valuable insights that clients can easily understand. Based in Los Angeles, the former MarketCast SVP launched the...

VIDEO: a quick chat with Vision Films Lise Romanoff about BEZOS making his big debut in the market

Follow Bruno Chatelin walking in and filming Vision Films Suite on the 8th floor at Loews (Las Flores)! A quick & funny chat with Lise Romanoff (Vision Films CEO) about Bezos introduction the world at AFM show with ads and posters everywhere announcing the market premiere.           Feature film based on the book “Zero to Hero”, the true story of Jeff Bezos, a humble but successful Wall Street executive with an idea that would change th...

Film Mode Entertainment premiered its new Crime Heist Comedy THREE DAY MILLIONAIRE at AFM

  Three Day Millionaire production still Samuel Dore  Film Mode Entertainment (FME) is excited to announce the AFM world market premiere of the new crime heist comedy THREE DAY MILLIONAIRE. The film stars Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Layer Cake,), Jonas Armstrong (Edge of Tomorrow), Robbie Gee (Snatch, Small Axe), James Burrows (This is England) & Lauren Foster. The cast is further bolstered by actors, Meli...

101 Films feature film "Fear the Invisible Man" gets sales traction during AFM

UK-based sales firm 101 Films International, an Amcomri Entertainment company, has today reported international sales of the feature film Fear the Invisible Man, a remake of the HG Wells classic novel The Invisible Man which was first published in 1897.    Recently picked up by 101 Films International, the period action thriller has been acquired by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment companyfor North America, Factoris for France, 101 Film...

VIDEO: riding through LA to the AFM

Great ride from Marina del Rey to Santa Monica Peer and Loews     ...

VIDEO: an introduction to the Israel Film Festival by its founder Meir Fenigstein

Bruno Chatelin met with the founder of the Israel Film Festival: Meir Fenigstein, the 35th edition was held in May because of the pandemics, and the next one is scheduled to  return to its november usual slot.Meir tells us a bit about the history of the festival.     Watch the trailer for the previous edition!     ...

“Production Without Borders” Showcase, featuring moderator Colin Costello, and panelists Eileen Tasca, Golsa Sarabi, Larry Kasan

  Cloud 21 & Kultura PR’s Fifth Annual “Production Without Borders” Showcase During Annual Film Market took place on AFM closing day November 6, 2022   Panel featured Eileen Tasca, Golsa Sarabi, Larry Kasanoff and Michel Shane, with Moderator Reel360’s Colin Costello Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com)  presented the fifth Annual Production Without Borde...

VIDEO: an introduction to EFM by its director Dennis Ruh

Dennis took some time of his busy AFM - in person schedule to introduce EFM and give a helpfull highlights for filmmakers newcommers in Berlin. More timely news on the futures evolution and changes in the Market in the coming weeks... Dennis Ruh has been director of the European Film Market since 2020. He studied cultural sciences, audiovisual communication, social science and history in Bremen, Germany and Valencia, Spain. During his studies, he began working for the Oldenburg Inte...

It's good to be back ...at AFM 2022 Newsletter N°4

THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from Santa Monica View in your browser NEWSLETTER 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I 7 Promote your line up during AFM I email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2022 running November 1 - 6  November, 20...

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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

2018 FULL HIT STORY TOLD IN 8 EPISODES

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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