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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

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AFM Opens Today with Record 562 Exhibitors, 1,450+ Buyers & 465 Films

AFM 2020 ONLINE SET TO OPEN MONDAY WITH A RECORD 562 exhibitors, PARTICIPANTS FROM 78 COUNTRIES, More Than 1,450 BUYERS AND 465 FILMS Screening   205 Speakers from 20 Countries Come Together Over 70+ Sessions Covering a Breadth of Timely Topics Critical to the Global Independent Motion Picture Industry   Market Puts Emphasis on Networking with Unique Video “Tables”   Kicking off today, the American Film Market (AFM®) announced today that it will w...


Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®, in conversation with Bruno Chatelin, details the networking functionalities for the online version of AFM 2020. Thank you Jonathan.     I trust this new tool for AFM attendees will stay as an online addition to the future physical editions in the coming years and versions of the market.   ...

VIDEO: AFM 2020 Online Campus Tour Replay

If you missed our AFM campus webinar yesterday, the recording is now available AFM 2020 Online Campus Tour / Q&A from American Film Market on Vimeo. ...

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


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


The New Normal: Film Finance + Industry Change LIVE Panel Event November 11

Exclusive *LIVE* Panel Event - LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE Wed, November 11, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST 

Imperial Savage and Creation Entertainment Media, alongside global industry partners and friends, will be discussing the changes in the industry as well as financing and equity opportunities in the "new normal."

This live panel will be on Zoom 11/11 at 11AM PST. Link will be provided upon registration, readers will receive a waiver: use the promo Code: AFM  for Complimentary Panel Access. 


Panelists Include (more details below):

Josh Harris - City National Bank, SVP Entertainment Banking, USA

Leslie Vanderpool - Executive Director, Bahamas International Film Festival , BAHAMAS

Sefi Carmel - Creation Entertainment Media, Soundtrack Creations, Producer and Post Sound/Audio Producer and Composer, UK

Grady Craig - VP of Business Development & Operations, Bondit Media Capital, USA

David Paterson - Arcady Bay Entertainment, Writer and Producer, USA

Bruno Chatelin - Co-founder of and a Festival/Market Expert , FRANCE

Cesar Garrido - Hello October, Taquillando, Piccen - Producer, PMD, Distributor, PANAMA

Grady Craig - VP of Business Development & Operations, Bondit Media Capital, USA

Taylor Owenby - Moderator, Managing Partner, Imperial Savage, Producer and Consultant, USA


Brainstorming on Film Festival Strategy for your film : AFM Networking Table with Bruno Chatelin

Hi I will be happy to share my festival and marketing experience at the AFM 2020 Networking Pavilion. Click to connect with AFM Registration.  I have reserved an open table (for six) confirmed as follows: see you there (seats limited be sure to join the queue early) ...

25 Russian companies will present over 100 projects at the American Film Market 2020

    Twenty-five Russian content producers will present films, TV series and animation at one of the largest film markets AFM 2020, which will be held online from 9 to 13 November. ‘Russia is a long-time participant of the American Film Market. Many more Russian companies are participating in AFM this year, compared to 2019, and content makers are presenting international buyers with a wide range of new projects from different genres, from superhero movies to mystery th...

10 to watch from French Cinema at AFM

10 to Watch For the seventh consecutive year, UniFrance throws the spotlight on ten French talents (including a talented duo) who are attracting acclaim at international festivals and who have now set out to conquer the global marketplace with their films. They have made the headlines at the last Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Busan and San Sebastián film festivals and/or have received the Cannes or the Annecy label. These ten talents to watch embody the best of recent French cinema ...


German Films at American Film Market 2020

German Films will be represented at American Film Market 2020 with a digital umbrella booth, with links in place to direct you to the individual participating companies. The following world sales agents have registered: ARRI Media International, Beta Cinema, Films Boutique, Media Luna new films, Picture Tree International, Pluto Film, Rise and Shine World Sales and Sola Media. They will show German films in 16 digital market screenings. In addition to the umbrella booth and market screeni...

New Animation from Blue Fox Entertainment CONNI AND THE CAT

CONNI AND THE CAT 3D-Animation SCREENING AT AFM OnDemand - Screening Link WATCH PROMO ...


AFM Day 1: Monday Sessions, News and Updates

UPDATE - SHOW DIRECTORY AND SCREENINGS GUIDE   The Show Directory and Screenings Guide were updated on Saturday at 3pm PST to add new participants and films. Be sure to download or bookmark the updates.          ...


Not to be missed November 9 panels

Stage 1 & 2 Schedules 8:00 am EUROPE! How to Co-Produce Between the US and Europe? presented in partnership with the European Film Promotion (EFP) STAGE ONE: PANEL   Cinema Exhibition in Nigeria: Before and After the Pandemic presented in partnership with the Nigerian International Film Summit (NIFS...

Crazy Samurai Musashi is screening at the AFM on Demand

  We are very pleased to present CRAZY SAMURAI MUSASHI, a genuine samurai action flick the world didn't see in a long time. But director Yuji Shimomura did not stop at that - he delivered 77-minutes long one-take-action-sequence never seen in any action film ever before! The Film had its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival after which almost every single film critic present at the Festival felt compelled to write about this film. That probably tells a lot about...


Discover new voices - Winston Baker introduces a new conference in partnership with AFM

We all have to do our part to make changes in the way we approach storytelling. Discover New Voices In partnership with AFM LIVE November 9, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm Los Angeles TimeOver the course of the past eight months, we have received tremendous support as we continue to offer educational content and digital networking opportunities in the form of virtual conferences, workshops, and fireside chats. We truly appreciate the registrations and encourage you to keep coming back for more! U...



405 Film Screening at AFM Online 2020 : Full Screenings Guide

THE CATALOG OF FILMS BY GENRE   Films by Genre    ACTION/ADVENTURE    A Bunch of Bastards  Acquainted  All for Nikki  Anti-Life aka Breach  Apopia: The Broken Crown  Attraction to Paris  Bastards Y Diablos  Beckman  Between Wars  Break Even  Code: Karim  Crazy Samurai Musashi  Danger Close  EL CUARTITO  EMPEROR  ...


A to Z First Look at the Industry Offices with 527 Exhibitors


The Industry office will host 527 Exhibitors (a nice progression over 2019 / 375 exhibitors registered last year at Loews...) 45% of these exhibitors are US based : 241 Exhibitors 31% (167) from Europe : 44 from UK only 19 from France Notably few chinese companies (6 only) 101 Films International United Kingdom 101 Studios United States 102 Distribution Italy 1080 Virtual Med...



Hot tips for a better MyAFM experience


As you prepare for AFM 2020 Online, make the MyAFM building (click on the image bottom left building) your first stop on the campus. Here you can connect with other participants, select the AFM Programs you want to attend and set one-on-one Zoom meetings all from within this platform. Once inside MyAFM, go to My Account > Edit My Profile to define your areas of expertise and add important details such as a bio, current projects and any personal links for IMDb and social media...



New topics and speakers added to the expansive AFM 2020 Online programming lineup


AFM 2020 ONLINE ADDS SESSIONS SPOTLIGHTING AI, BLOCKCHAIN, CASTING, DIVERSITY,   DOCUMENTARIES, PITCH, AND STREAMING TO PROGRAMMING LINEUP Announces Speakers from CAA, Cinedigm, Dogwoof, EFO Films, Elevated Film Sales, Endeavor Content, FandangoNow, IndieFlix, Magnolia Pictures, NAACP, Participant,   ScriptBook, UCLA, Universal, Verve, and Winston Baker    Networking to Take Center Stage with Opportunities for Attendees to Connect via Video by Genres, Location and ...



The AFM Online Campus is now open!


Welcome to AFM 2020 Online, November 9 – 13.   TECH REQUIRMENTS: Recommendations for an optimum market experience. To enter the market, go to and click the LOGIN button in upper right corner of the webpage. GETTING AROUND CAMPUS Open Now MyAFM: Your first stop should be the MyAFM building to create your profile and start engaging with other participants. Opening Wednesday, November 4 INFO CENTER: For assistance or questions, meet with an AFM Customer Service...


Production without Borders Panel Nov 10th during Virtual AFM

Cloud21 International ( and Kultura PR International ( are pleased to present the third annual "Production Without Borders” special event that will be held during the 2020 virtual American Film Market on November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m PST. The online event "Production Without Borders 2020" is scheduled for November 10, 2020 at 11 AM PST/Los Angeles (2 PM EST/New York). The online event will feature a panel of some of the top names and rising ...


10 european works in progress to discover at afm 2020


The Italian-Brazil coproduction A BUNCH OF BASTARDS by Gabriel Albanesi EFP (European Film Promotion) is putting a major spotlight on European cinema by showcasing 10 European films in post-production at the upcoming American Film Market (9- 13 November, 2020) which will be held online this year. The films from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom reflect a wide range of universal topics such as solidarity, randomness of the universe, g...


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


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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...





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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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