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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2021 running online November 1 -5  November, 2021 and hosting brainstorming networking  on film festival strategy at the AFM  Pavilion: networking from 10am   

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AFM is Happening Soon, Come See Summer Hill's New Releases!

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Check out new films acquired by Summer Hill Films!    AFM is coming soon! To schedule an online meeting, click the link below:     Be sure to look at our website at www.summerhillfilms.com to see all of our available films. We look forward to working with you throughout the rest of 2021 and beyond!      
 

Check out Summer Hill's Newest Releases!

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IN EXILE  By Nana Boachie A 25-year-old man who isn’t the most intelligent person in the world. Honest, hardworking Kofi Jones is always ducking and diving to help the family survive, his luck changed for the worse when an incident in his village meant he had to flee from his hometown leaving both sisters to fend for themselves. His luck changed when he won the lottery jackpot, but he decides that prison is the best place to get peace of mind to think clearly about his ...
 

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Meet Face-to-Face in the AFM ONLINE Networking Pavilion

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Join live video discussions, up to 25 every day, in the Networking Pavilion, AFM’s most interactive experience for attendees to meet. Discover small groups that share your vision, passion and goals. The Networking Pavilion schedule was just posted – check it out! The Networking Pavilion is where everyone meets face-to-face! In the Lobby and Mezzanine, bump into friends and connect with others in-between sessions, meetings and screenings. On floors 3 &nda...
 

AFM returns Online for the 2021 Edition

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AMERICAN FILM MARKET· PIVOTS TO ONLINE EVENT FOR 2021   The American Film Market· (AFM·) will move its 2021 edition entirely online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance· (IFTA·) announced today.  AFM 2021 Online will be held Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5 – shifting one day earlier than its original dates. Registration for the five-day online event is now open.    AFM 2021 Online will feature Industry Offices, ...
 

 

 

AFM Announces Initial Exhibitors, Speakers, Programming & Sponsors

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Speakers To Include Executives From Arclight Films, Blackbear Pictures,  Bleeker Street, Endeavor Content, Roku and XYZ Films   The American Film Market today announced initial details for AFM 2021 Online which will commence on November 1 and run for five days through November 5.  AFM 2021 Online will take place on the proprietary interactive campus AFM built in 2020 – presenting an engaging and effective environment for discovery, education, deal making, ne...
 

Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment, has been elected IFTA Chairperson

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Chairperson and Board of Directors for the organization for the 2021-2023 term.  The elections took place by electronic ballot and the results were unveiled during IFTA’s Meeting of the Board of Directors on September 30. Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment, has been elected Chairperson.  The following seven individuals have been elec...
 

 

300+ Sales & Production Companies Confirmed for AFM online 2021

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Preview the AFM 2021 Online Interactive Campus... Sales and production companies from 25+ countries are confirmed so far including Altitude Film Sales, Anton, Arclight Films, China Film Promotion, Cornerstone, Dogwoof, The Exchange, Fabrication Films, Gaumont, GFM, HanWay, Global Screen, Highland Film Group, Lakeshore, Lionsgate, Millennium Media, Myriad, Pathé International, Picture Tree International, Protagonist Pictures, Sierra/Affinity, TF1 Studio, UniFrance, WestEnd Films, XYZ Film...
 

 

50 Live Sessions; 150+ Speakers at AFM online 2021

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AFM’s Conferences, Panels, Workshops and Presentations will guide you in taking your film from concept to screen while navigating the rapidly evolving industry. Topics cover every aspect of film — pitch, finance, production, marketing and distribution. Preview the Stage Schedules.   STAGE SESSIONS   Opening Session Coming soon … 01 NOV 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM   FINANCE CONFERENCE I Bridging...
 

 

Preview the AFM 2021 Online Interactive Campus…

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AFM 2021 Online will be an exciting, valuable and immersive digital experience for the Independent film community. AFM 2021 Online Attendees will have access to the entire campus, including the Networking Pavilion, MyAFM – the profile and connections platform, Production and Sales Company exhibitors, LocationEXPO exhibitors, 50+ Live Sessions with on-demand replays and the On Demand Theatre. 50 Live Sessions; 150+ Speakers Conferences, Panels, Workshops and Presentations...
 

4th Annual Production Without Borders during AFM - Online

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The fourth annual “Production Without Borders” event will feature a panel of some of the top names and rising stars of the worldwide entertainment industry, including: Ali Mahir Aksu is an international film producer, director and entrepreneur. He is the executive producer of several groundbreaking projects, including the first-ever Hollywood feature film to cast digital media talent, that was distributed by Universal Studios. He is the founder of FilmCapital.io, ...
 

 

Brainstorm on Film Festival Strategy at AFM Networking Table with Bruno Chatelin

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Hi I will be happy to share my festival and marketing experience with the AFM 2021 registered attendees at the AFM Networking Pavilion.  We have reserved an open table (for six) confirmed as follows: 10 th floor with sea view, room 8, the best :-) (seats limited be sure to join the queue early). One on one private sessions from 10:00 to 11:00 on demand. Email me with any questions you d like in advance if you like, See you there...
 

Jonathan Wolf sketched by Nesta Morgan

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In The Export Waters with very clear black & white print, a steering Jonathan Wolf is online at the helm, is navigating US to another kind of Financial Film Market 2021 XX AFM MAP XX and his 24th edition.

This AFM dresses you with expo information, takes you to Stage One or Stage Two, allows travel void of time zones to a sequential networking pavilion, to Industry Buyers and Sellers, and let’s US enjoy a sense of serendipity set to music and screenings in a ballroom…

“Ahoy there…!”

… Bruno Chatelin and market users, Cinando, have set their sights on a film production Voyage.

The weather forecasts our market navigation to a place labelled by a small letter “i”

Could the “i” icon bring the “Italian Job” on board?

Would a new character label “from Russia with Love” or “Fancy French Documentary”

and a starring IFTA objectives base, go beyond a London Producers meet up?

Do the The Micro Budget Horrors of Messaging film titles in My AFM bring our convictions down to just “Dr No”
or lead us through an adventure in the unchartered export waters saved from film piracy ?

The on demand lights out brings out the stars,

“Sales companies Ahoy!”.

 

SC Films @ AFM 2021!

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  AFM ONLINE 2021 MARKET PREMIERE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER Family Animation Based on the Karlchen book series by Rotraut Susanne Berner, over 1m sold worldwide! BEST BIRTHDAY EVER follows Little Charlie, a small rabbit used to having his parents' full attention. All that changes when his baby sister Clara is born, leading to unexpected adventure with his best friend Monica. Voice-cast includes Jonathan Bailey (Netflix's Bridgerton) and comedian&n...
 

 

Princ Films World Premieres, Festival Favorites, Commercial Hits at AFM ONLINE 2021

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World Premieres, Festival Favorites, Commercial Hits After attending MIPCOM in person we are little saddened that we will not see you at the AFM this year. But, we have developed an expertieze in virtual meetings so you will enjoy those. We have also prepared full lineup of feature films for your consideration. From romances to holiday films, from crime dramas to sci-fi flicks and from war dr...
 

 

SPOOKY SZN @ RSM   

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        THE RETREAT       ...
 

 

Magnolia Pictures International @ AFM 2021

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  Magnolia pictures internationallineup below, including our new acquisitions: ULTRASOUND (Rob Schroeder) & ITALIAN STUDIES (Adam Leon)      ULTRASOUND SCI-FI, MYSTERY / US / 103' DIRECTOR: Rob Schroeder CAST: Vincent Kartheiser, Chelsea Lopez, Breeda Wool, Tund...
 

 

Supernatural Content: Johnny Gruesome, The Covenant, The Possession Diaries from Uncork'd Entertainment

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SUPERNATURAL CONTENT: JOHNNY GRUESOME & THE COVENANT CATALOGUE ANNOUNCEMENT | OCTOBER 2021   JOHNNY GRUESOME 2018 | Supernatural WATCH TRAILER https:/...
 

 

Cardinal XD New Titles for AFM Online 2021

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Cardinal XD is a worldwide film and television packaging agent, distributor and production company engaging in the following services: Packaging; Pre-sales; North American/Foreign/Worldwide film and television acquisitions; North American/Foreign/Worldwide film and television distribution; Production; Management. Worldwide sales agency, management and production company providing distribution, sales, financing (pre-sales) and management support tailored specifically to the goals of our conten...
 

 

Roger Kumble is set to write and direct the latest YA adaption from Voltage Pictures Beautiful Disaster

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Roger Kumble (Cruel Intentions, After We Collided) is set to write and direct the latest YA adaption from Voltage Pictures, Beautiful Disaster, starring Dylan Sprouse (After We Collided, Banana Split), Virginia Gardner (Halloween, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Austin North (“Outer Banks”) and Libe Barer (“Sneaky Pete”), it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter.   Ethan Embry (Sweet Home Alabama, Empire Records) and Rob Estes (the Aft...
 

 

Great Wolf Entertainment, announces the completion of an extensive transformation of its beloved woodland characters

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  GREAT WOLF ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS NEW LOOK FOR FAMED WOODLAND CHARACTERS, READY TO STAR IN THEIR FIRST ANIMATED PROJECT “THE GREAT WOLF PACK”     Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.’s newly launched entertainment umbrella, Great Wolf Entertainment, completed an extensive transformation of its beloved woodland characters and is preparing to bring them to life in multiple new and exciting ways. The newly updated characters will welcome a new generation of fans as par...
 

 

KOAN will be at AFM 2021

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We've got new movies that we know you'll be interested in.   CLICK ON EACH POSTER TO WATCH TRAILERS Currently on           Premiering on           Currently on     ...
 

 

Filming confirmed on 108 Media co-production 'Performing KAORU’s Funeral'

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      Thursday 14th October, London: 108 Media and PKFP Partners LLC have announced that the shoot for their co-production of tragicomedy ‘Performing KAORU’s Funeral’ will begin in January 2022 with an anticipated 4-week shoot in Japan. Directed by Noriko Yuasa (‘Coming Back Sunny’ and ‘Girl, Wavering’), the film tells the story of Jun Yokotani, bound by obligations of death to honour his estranged ex-wife Kaoru’s...
 

 

Studio 100 Unveils Pre-AFM Sales For Upcoming Movie "Quixotes"

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At this year’s AFM Online, Studio 100 Film will be presenting “Quixotes – The heirs of La Mancha”, which is currently in production.  Available at the end of 2022, the movie is an Argentinian-German co-production between Studio 100 Media GmbH, GF Films (Argentina) and M.A.R.K.13 – COM (Germany). “Quixotes” is an adventure-comedy film that revisits one of the most popular books of all time: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, by Migue...
 

 

Legion M Partners with StartEngine for Next Funding Round

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LEGION M PARTNERS WITH STARTENGINE FOR NEXT FUNDING ROUND AMID MAJOR MILESTONES Round opens with news that the company has packaged and sold a TV series to a major streamer, financed and started shooting feature film THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN, and made its first foray into Broadway with DARKNIGHTS AND DAYDREAMS       Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment studio, announced today that the company has partnered with StartEngine to open its latest round of fu...
 

 

Ultra Media & Entertainment Group forays into Producing Marathi Feature Films in different genres

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In total Ultra will roll out 10 films in the next 1 year   Mr. SushilKumar Agrawal,CEO,Ultra Media & Entertainment Group      Mumbai:  Ultra Media & Entertainment Group forays into Producing Marathi Feature Films in different genres. In total Ultra will roll out 10 films in the next 1 year. The Company has set up a Separate Business Unit for the same & it will be driven by a core team who have the requisite expertise & are well versed with the M...
 

 

 

Preview the AFM 2021 Online Interactive Campus…

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AFM 2021 Online will be an exciting, valuable and immersive digital experience for the Independent film community. AFM 2021 Online Attendees will have access to the entire campus, including the Networking Pavilion, MyAFM – the profile and connections platform, Production and Sales Company exhibitors, LocationEXPO exhibitors, 50+ Live Sessions with on-demand replays and the On Demand Theatre. 50 Live Sessions; 150+ Speakers Conferences, Panels, Workshops and Presentations...

 

 

A LOOK BACK ON AFM 2020

VIDEO: Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 41st edition of AFM

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Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) and Bruno Chatelin. Sketch by Nesta Morgan  CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO

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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
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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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