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American Film Market Dailies

 AFM 2021 Online will be covering AFM 2022 running November 1 - 6  November, 2022 and hosting brainstorming networking  on film festival strategy at the AFM  Pavilion: networking from 10am   

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 1-5  I  2022: November 1 – 6  I  2023: October 31 - November 5  I  2024: November 5 – 10

Circulation of our newsletter 165 000 subscribers I Facebook AFM Photo Gallery I Twitter I Youtube videos

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





AFM Day 2: Tuesday Sessions, News and Updates






8:00AM PST

  • Festivals, Markets and Streaming in the New World
  • Spotlight On: Production in Alberta



9:30AM PST

    Pitching Essentials: The Two-Minute Pitches
  • Made by Africans, Watched by the World




11:00AM PST

  • PITCH CONFERENCE continues
    Pitching Essentials: The Two-Minute Pitches
  • How to Make Movies, From Indies to Studio Features & Working On Set



12:30PM PST

  • PITCH CONFERENCE continues
    Pitching Essentials: The Two-Minute Pitches
  • Building a Marketing Toolkit for Independent Filmmakers



2:00PM PST

  • Brainstorming Through The Block: A Writers Workshop
  • Raising Money in a COVID World & The Future of Film Distribution



3:30PM PST

  • CV19 Return to Work Solutions: A New Set of Challenges
  • High Concept and Low Budget: Using the Writers Guild of America Low Budget Agreement in Uncertain Times




5:00PM PST

  • Producing Comedy in Today’s Hollywood, A Serious Business
  • New Zealand: Challenges and Opportunities for Film in a COVID World



6:30PM PST

  • Navigating and Negotiating Intimacy on Set








Remember to turn on your mic and camera to engage with participants at your table before and after each session.   




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  • When in Stage One, Stage Two or the Networking Pavilion, click the “Need Help?” icon in lower left corner of your screen.
  • For assistance outside the AFM Campus, call +1.310.446.1082, 7:30am – 8:00pm PST, or contact Attendee Services at



Meet with AFM Advisors for guidance on film financing, insurance, incentives, production planning, international co-productions and cast & crew payroll. See their SCHEDULE.   



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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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