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American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2020  running online November 9 - November 13, 2020   

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




Jonathan Wolf in conversation with about the 40th edition of AFM

Jonathan Wolf sat down towards the end of the market with and commented on the attendance of this market (just as full as always with around 7000 participants, 20 cinemas running non stop, three stages operating panels, 350 companies taking meetings) and on the state of the industry and the shift to online streaming and on demand platforms, the" new world order".     Jonathan Wolf, a graduate of USC Business School, has held an illustrious car...

Promote your line up during AFM

AFM 2019 runs November 6 - 13 We would like to contribute to your success in AFM Can we help? Promote your line up to media, buyers and attendees. Boost your screenings' attendance. Shoot interviews or video capture of your...

AFM 2020 Online announces initial five-day programming lineup of events

  Conversations with Solstice Studios’ Mark Gill and NEON’s Elissa Federoff to Kick Off Market on November 9    80 Sessions to Feature Executives and Producers from BFI, Cinetic Media, Cornerstone Films, Facebook, Film4, Highland Film Group, IMAX, MadRiver International, Millennium Media, Symbolic Exchange, The Exchange, Troma Entertainment, XYZ Films, YouTube and More  Prominent Film Podcasts to Take the AFM Stage for the First Time&nb...

300 Initial Exhibitors Confirmed for online AFM 2020

 300 Initial Exhibitors Confirmed from Around the World  80+ Sessions Include Programming from Leading Industry Organizations  Online Campus to Present Unique, Interactive Networking Experiences    The American Film Market has announced more details about AFM 2020 Online, including early exhibitors, plans for its biggest programming initiative to date, and its online platform that features highly engaging networking opportunities.  The event will take place whol...

AFM 2020 Online: Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Together.

                A Week of Film...

AFM Announces RightsTrade as Premier Sponsor for 2020 Online Event

The American Film Market announced that RightsTrade, the film and TV industry’s online sales platform, has signed on as a Premier Sponsor of AFM 2020 Online. This year’s market will take place wholly online over five days, Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13.    RightsTrade’s presence at AFM 2020 Online is designed to further expand its footprint and give back to the industry. The company will offer a complimentary trial subscription for the market&rsqu...

Asian Pop Up Cinema Announces Season 11 (Drive in & Streaming) Sept 10- Oct 31

  ASIAN POP-UP CINEMA ANNOUNCES SEASON 11  DRIVE IN, STREAMING, and HALLOWEEN WEEKEND PLUS, September 10- October 31 Celebrating its 5th Anniversary, Asian Pop Up Cinema: Season 11 will present 22 movies and one of its strongest lineups with its first joint virtual and drive-in film festival both opening September 10 and running through October 10, 2020, with a Plus addition October 30 - 31 celebrating Halloween at the drive-in. In addition to many North American premieres, t...

Telefilm Canada Pledges Financial Support Towards Creation of a Black Screen Office in Canada

Telefilm Canada supports calls for the creation of a Black Screen Office and has committed to investing $100,000 annually. The pledge was made on Monday during a meeting with filmmakers from the Black community who have called for the creation of a dedicated bureau.   “Telefilm supports the formation of an institution to expand the reach of stories and works by Black filmmakers,” said Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada. “The creation of a Black Scre...

Well Go USA acquires North American rights for action film MAX CLOUD

WELL GO USA ACQUIRES ACTION-PACKED SCI-FI COMEDY MAX CLOUD FROM LONDON-BASED FAE FILM & TELEVISION LTD Scott Adkins, John Hannah, Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch and Tommy Flanagan round out all-star cast   Leading independent distributor Well Go USA has secured North American distribution rights for action-packed sci-fi comedy MAX CLOUD. The film, directed by Martin Owen (Twist, Killer’s Anonymous, Let’s Be Evil), stars powerhouse martial artist Scott Adkins (IP...

AFM Announces Complimentary Credentials for Buyers for the online 2020 edition

The American Film Market announced today that all Accredited Buyers will receive complimentary credentials for AFM 2020 Online, taking place November 9 - 13, hosted by the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®). Buyer registration is now open at    Buyer credentials will provide access to the AFM 2020 Online platform, including screenings in the On Demand Theatre, all Exhibitor Pages, MyAFM - the profile and connections platform,...

American Film Market 2020 Resets as Online Event

 AMERICAN FILM MARKET® RESETS 2020 EDITION AS ONLINE EVENT   The American Film Market (AFM®) will bring its 2020 edition online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) announced today. AFM 2020 Online will run over five days, Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13, shifting one week later than originally scheduled, so as not to overlap with Election Day in the United States. This year will be the 41st marke...

Next AFM Set for a one day shorter run November 3-8 in Santa Monica

AMERICAN FILM MARKET · INTRODUCES NEW SIX-DAY SCHEDULE AND TUESDAY START FOR 2020       The American Film Market· (AFM·) has adopted a new six-day schedule beginning with its 2020 edition set to run Tuesday, November 3 – Sunday, November 8 in Santa Monica, the Independent Film & Television Alliance· (IFTA·) announced today.  This marks a major moment in the AFM’s 40 years as it pivots to a shorter timeline in recognit...

FULL coverage of AFM In case you missed the action in Santa Monica

  254 ARTICLES   (of which 111 pre AFM) I 228 PHOTOS    I    52 Videos from AFM      Jonathan Wolf in conversation with about the 40th edition of AFM Jonathan Wolf sat down towards the end of the market with and commented on the attendance of this market (just as full as always with around 7000 participants, 20 cinemas running non stop, three stages operating panels,...

Interview with PGA International Commitee Chairman, Kayvan Mashayekh on Mentor, the Late Oscar Winning Producer Branko Lustig

Producers Branko Lustig (left) and Kayvan Mashayekh (right) Producers Kayvan Mashayekh (left) and Branko Lustig (right)   On November 14th, 2019, Hollywood lost eminent and legendary producer Branko Lustig at the age of 87 who passed away in his Zagreb home. Before his role as Co-Chair of the International Committee of the Producers Guild of America, PGA Producer Kayvan Mashayekh worked as an apprentice and mentee to Multi award winning producer ...

Interview with Writer Director Producer Jim Jermanok at 2019 AFM

Jim Jermanok is an award-winning writer, director, producer author and speaker based in NY. He is currently directing and producing a feature documentary about the life and art of Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau featuring interviews by Chris Rock, Diane Ladd, Jon Voight, Woody Allen and Ellen Burstyn. Mr. Jermanok wrote and produced the highly acclaimed romantic comedy, “Passionada,” which was released by Columbia Tri Star in over 150 countries. His film “Em” won the ...

Sadie Sink Leads Cast in Coming-of-Age Drama “Dear Zoe”

“Dear Zoe” also Stars Theo Rossi, Jessica Capshaw, Justin Bartha, Vivien Blair, and Newcomer Kweku Collins   “Dear Zoe” is a new independent feature film adapted from the award-winning novel by Pittsburgh author Philip Beard. The adapted screenplay was written by Pittsburgh natives Marc Lhormer and Melissa Martin, and directed by Gren Wells (The Road Within).   “Dear Zoe” stars Sadie Sink as Tess (Stranger Things). Theo Rossi ...

Interview with Director Alessandro Soetje for 'Tomorrow and the Butterfly' (2019)

Award-winning Italian documentary director Alessandro Soetje’s film 'Tomorrow and the Butterfly' (2019) is Alessandro's latest work; others of which include, 'Matera. Mother of Stone' (2019), 'Valtellina, the Roots of Love' (2017) and 'Old Wild Lorenz' (2015). 'Tomorrow and the Butterfly' (2019) was filmed in six vignettes that tells stories of sustainability, beauty, tolerance and diversity around the world that converge with Davide Bollati, c...

Bruno chatelin interviewed on Production without Borders and French Riviera Film Festival

      The second Production without Borders event held concurrently with AFM. was moderated by Debra Levine with the talented panelists Larry Namer Carmela Baranowska Ali M. Aksu Emily Shah and Christopher Kuhne    The event was a smash success!   Video coming soon. The event would not have been possible without the support of Johnny Muj Dustin Quick Tee Starren Anna Spyrou and Vic...

Interview with Director Brian Metcalf for 'Adverse' (2019)

Brian A. Metcalf is an Asian-American writer, director, producer and actor and is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Producers Guild and Visual Effects Society. He previously worked on games, DVDs, web, EPKs, music videos, film and documentaries for the studios.  He is currently working on a number of film and television projects. Brian lives in Los Angeles.       I interviewed Brian during the AF...

Interview with Writer, Director Producer Scott Herford at 2019 AFM

Scott Herford began his television career in documentaries producing and series producing. (ABC TV's Race Around The World, National Geographic’s ‘Hayden Turner' Video Postcards: AFRICA) and has fulfilled producer and executive in charge of production roles on three independent feature films: Circle of Lies, Pros & Ex-Cons, Going Down Under. Distribution for these movies by Warner Bros. LIONSGATE Entertainment and Maverick Pictures respectively. ...

Interview with Producer Bobby Rock at 2019 AFM

A veteran in the film industry, Bobby Rock currently heads acquisitions at Lightning Entertainment Group.  Previously he was Senior VP of Acquisitions at Eric Doctorow’s Random Media.  Prior to that Rock was Head of Acquisitions at Echo Bridge Entertainment for six years (2008-2014).  For the previous eight years (1999-2007) Rock was at Francis Coppola’s American Zoetrope as Senior V.P. of Production and Development, Rock has guided PUMPKIN, JEEPERS CREEPERS II...

Interview with Producer J. Todd Harris, CEO/founder of Branded Pictures Entertainment.

Raised in New York City, Todd Harris earned his BA and MBA from Stanford University and currently lives in Los Angeles. He began his producing career while in college with a production of ‘Hair’. His first job out of college, he managed theater company TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. He started producing fulltime after achieving his MBA from Stanford when he moved to Los Angeles. Mr. Harris’s films include such reputable titles ‘Bottle Shock’ (2008) starring Alan Rickm...

A look back at the 40th edition of the AFM with comments from Jonathan Wolf

THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to recap of our coverage from Santa Monica View in your browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 199 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              SEE YOU NEXT YEAR   245 ARTICLES   (of which 111 pre AFM) I 228 PHOTOS    I    ...

Avi Lerner welcomes Sharon Harel-Cohen at the Israel Fest and presents her 2019 IFF Cinematic Achievement Award

I’m very happy to be here tonight , and I’m really honored to say a few words about my good friend Sharon Harel-Cohen. I’ve known Sharon since she was a very young woman . I met her in Tel Aviv.  One day I saw her in my building entering the elevator with my neighbor, the director Avi Nesher. She looked like a movie star and I was sure that she will be the lead in Nesher’s new movie HALEHAKA.  Nesher introduced her to me and Immediately I thought that she coul...

Rosanna Arquette introduces Arthur Cohn at the Israel Fest in LA for his 2019 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award

Rosanna Arquette: "It means everything to be here tonight to join with the Israel Film Festival in honoring one of my dearest friends in cinema—the wonderful, the one and only Arthur Cohn.   We all know Arthur Cohn the filmmaker. The proud son of Zionists, whose father saved so many Jewish lives during World War II and wrote many of the laws of the new state of Israel. The producer of twenty-eight unforgettable films and documentaries, six of which have won the Academy Award...

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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


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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