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 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

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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 Programs & Events Update | Tuesday, November 12
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One look at the complete program of the day.

Conferences & Programs

Distribution Conference
Time: 9:15am – 12:45pm
Location: Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel

Key Legal Issues: Avoiding Costly Mistakes in Film Productions
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Location: Palisades Stage – Loews Hotel

Blockchain and Cinema: Developments, Opportunities, Challenges
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Location: Venice Stage – Loews Hotel

Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film
and the Power of the Crowd
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Palisades Stage – Loews Hotel

Boosting Your Micro-Budget
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: Palisades Stage – Loews Hotel

Working with the U.S. Guilds
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Venice Stage – Loews Hotel

Respecting the Genre: Why Do Some Horror Films
Work While Others Don't?
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Palisades Stage – Loews Hotel


Concourse Media film at AFM

Concourse Film Trade manages and supports independent filmmakers throughout all phases of the content creation process. THE LAST VICTIM (action/thriller) starring RON PEARLMAN and ALI LARTER (in pre-production) SEMPER FI (action/thriller) starring JAI COURTNEY and LEIGHTON MEESTER — TRAILER FIND YOUR GROOVE (music documentary) starring WHOOPI GOLDBERG, KEVIN BACON and NEVE CAMPBELL — TRAILER GAMEMASTER (game docu...

Meet Miles Flanagan the triple festival director

Since 2007 Miles Flanagan has been running 3 film festivals here in LA. Honorees over the years include Brad Bird, Sean Lennon, Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino, Joe Dante, Sid Haig, Dick Miller and Cassandra “ELVIRA” Peterson. All the festivals fundraise for charity. LOS ANGELES ANIMATION FESTIVAL for ASIFA, BOOBS AND BLOOD FESTIVAL (promoting Women in Horror) for the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION. HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST is the home of the PRICE AWARD presented by Vincent Price’...


The Production without Borders conference returned to LA during AFM

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 Victoria Myers, Mascarpone Ch...


Ali Aksu founder of discusses his new financing platform

Ali is the founder of an exponential production house, based out of Los Angeles.​"We produce and distribute cutting-edge video content targeted for a highly curated audience." He is preparing the launch oif his financing platform filmcapital.iowhich he discussed with during the Production without Borders conference. ...

French Armenian Filmmakers chat about their new film on Armenia at ARPA, where else?

Eric de Roquefeuille and Alain Grandgirard Baratian are producing a film about Armenia to be shot in Armenia and the Armenian community in LA "My  big fat greekwedding" without greeks , nor weddings but so armenian.  Both producers and writer are in LA to take meetings at FAM, and did not want to miss the ARPA Festival. we connected at the bar during the closing reception. ...

Very moving performance by Maria Cozette at the closing of ARPA Festival where she also served as Master of Cermony

ARPA wrapped with an award ceremony in LA Nov 10, during AFM. took a break from our busy schedules at AFM/Loews to bring back some coverage for our audience. Another successfull journey into the diverse universe of independent cinema celebrating the 22nd successful year of the Arpa International Film Festival on November 8-10, 2019 at the historic American Legion Theater (Hollywood Post 43) with an amazing and inspiring line-up of 33 films from 13 countries around th...

Movikarma launches a new platform for cause content

IMG_4214.JPG wanted to know more about this new initiative around movies which can change things and we sat down with Rebecca Pollock who is looking for content in the market. Movikarma is an impact streaming platform that transforms entertainment into action by empowering audiences to support charities and filmmakers connected to the content they watch. Through the power of story, Movikarma makes it easy to watch, give, and connect.  Movikarma was created by A Show For A Change, a...

Last day to participate to Dan Mirvish's campaign for his new Watergate thriller

  Monday is the final day to get involved with my new 70s Watergate film 18 1/2 and still get all the cool perks that we've had for the crowdfunding campaign! Here's the link: and if you haven't seen my video pitch yet, it's here:
"18 1/2" - a new film by Dan Mirvish from dmirvish on Vimeo. After a hugely successful crowdfunding campaig...

DreamAgo was once again in LA for Meet your Match

MYM 2019 team and producers DreamAgo DreamAgo was once again in LA (Nov 8 during AFM) for Meet your Match, a program that allows the writers who went through the workshop Plume & Pellicule in Switzerland to meet with selected producers. The aim is to give their international voices the opportunity to be heard. It takes place in Culver City and is organized like a professional speed-dating session. 10 minutes each to convince. A very successful mean to go to the essence!" MYM 2019 T...

AFM Greeting from Cyprus

Petra Terzi (CYIFF Cyprus International Film Festival founder) with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency Michalis P. Michael (right) and George Campanellas Director General of Invest Cyprus and the Vice President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association. "For me the American Film Market is the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world. I am happy to share some moments and greet...

Trailer premiere of animated feature "Brightheart"

Brightheart Trailer from TriCoast Studios on Vimeo. BRIGHTHEART Genre: Family Animation   Language: English & Chinese versions   Director: Weifeng Deng    Brightheart the firefly is the hero of her village. But her celebrity is challenged when a robot Aurora visits the village. Will Brightheart learn to get along with this stranger or will they be bitter enemies? ...


AFM Programs & Events Update | Tuesday, November 12

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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
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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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