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 AFM 2021 Online 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   

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. 

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Welcome to The (free) AFM video Sessions!

  Every Wednesday AFM 2020 Participants will receive by email two recorded sessions they might have missed. We hope these continue to bring you actionable information that can be applied to your own projects and businesses as well as inspiration for your work during these challenging times. We encourage you to watch, share and discuss The AFM Sessions with your colleagues and peers.             &...

101 Films International Secures International Distribution for Running Naked

  101 Films International, a member of the Amcomri Media Group, has secured worldwide distribution rights (excluding the US and UK) for the highly anticipated UK feature film, Running Naked.    Comedy drama Running Naked sees old wounds open up as cancer survivors Ben and Mark’s friendship is tested when a piece of news forces them to change their perspectives.      Directed by Victor Buhler (A Whole Lott More) the movie stars Matthew McNulty (The Syndi...

UK based MSR Media and the Government of the Caribbean island of Nevis sign two-pic deal and launch film industry

MSR Media Producer Philippe Martinez announced today that he will shoot the new comedy feature film One Year Off on the Caribbean island of Nevis.  The film will be, directed by Brad Watson (Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop). The film is written by Kate Wood (Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop), Martinez (Father Christmas is Back), and Stewart Thomson (BBC’s show “The Break”) from an original idea by Martinez. Casting is underway for the ensemble comed...

AFM 2020 films are still available to screen on AFM on Demand through March 31

AFM 2020 films are available to screen on AFM on Demand through March 31. More than 450 films are available from 200+ companies including: Altitude Film Sales • Arclight Films • Artist View Entertainment • Blue Fox Entertainment • Cinema Management Group (CMG) • Distant Horizon • Epic Pictures Group • Film Mode Entertainment • Film Seekers • Filmax • GFM Film Sales • Goldcrest • Highland Film Group • House of Film • Indie R...

Jaewoo Kim joins Myriad Pictures as Vice President, Distribution and Sales

Jaewoo Kim has joined Myriad Pictures as Vice President, Distribution and Sales. Kim has come aboard as Myriad prepares for the European Film Market and Filmart. Jaewoo most recently served as Director of International Sales and Acquisitions at 13 Films, where she handled sales and distribution on films such as “The Current War” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and “Every Breath You Take” starring Casey Affleck. Born and raised in South Korea, Jaewoo&rs...

The Mise En Scène Company (MSC) sets a distribution deal with New York and European distributor SPI International

After launching at the American Film Market last year it was announced today that the new London based sales outfit The Mise En Scène Company (MSC) has established a distribution deal with New York and European distributor SPI International which includes all six of MSCs titles.   SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 television channels and digital services on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship movie service, SPI is one o...

HanWay Films has closed international sales on Phillip Noyce’s true-crime love story Peggy Jo

HanWay Films has closed international sales including a multi-territory deal with Universal Pictures Content Group, for award-winning director Phillip Noyce’s incredible true-crime love story Peggy Jo. The Universal Pictures Content Group deal includes; Benelux, German speaking Europe, Italy, Portugal, Scandinavia, Turkey, UK, Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia, Czech & Slovak Republics, Hungary, Poland, Romania, CIS, Baltics, Israel, West Indies, South Africa, Hong Kong, Indian subcontinen...

Russian companies announce deals after American Film Market 2020

    North America's largest film market, which took place online from 9 to 13 November, saw significant deals for key Russian film, series, and animation makers. In total, twenty-five Russian content producers presented over 100 projects. ‘The major deals of Russian industry players at AFM have once again shown the high demand for various genres of Russian content across all continents. It's great that n...

New musical dramedy SERIOUSLY RED by Gracie Ott picked up by Arclight Films

      Arclight Films is set to handle worldwide distribution rights for the new musical dramedy Seriously Red directed by Gracie Otto (The Last Impresario) from a script by Krew Boylan who also stars. The film’s ensemble cast also features Rose Byrne (Insidious, Twentieth Century Fox’s Spy, Universal Pictures’ Bridesmaids, Neighbors), Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” Ant-Man), and Daniel Webber (Netflix’s&nbs...

The AFM Dailies wrapping report N°8

THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from vitual Santa Monica View in your browser Promote your line up during AFM I email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM     will be covering the online AFM 2020  (41 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like t...

Robert Burke joins the Voltage Pictures Team as EVP Marketing and Distribution

Voltage Pictures has hired industry veteran Robert Burke as EVP marketing and distribution with immediate effect during AFM 2020 Online. Burke, who launched Lakeshore Entertainment’s marketing division and subsequently ran consultancy Ten One Entertainment, reports directly to Voltage president and COO Jonathan Deckter. He arrived at a busy time for the company, whose After We Collided is in release and has been a success story for the in...

AFM special offer: Submit to these greek festivals with a 30% discount

user partnered with Petra Terzi and her umbrella organization : Cultural International Festivals Network to bring you these exclusive offers. VISIT THE 15th EDITION LIVE NOVEMBER 15 - 22, 2020 CYIFF Screenings Program / CYIFF Goes Online / CYIFF MEET & GREET Venues: Screenings will be held at K-Cineplex Nicosia Prime, Cyprus CYIFF 2020 Hospitality Hotel: The Landmark Nicosia 5*Hotel  IMPORTANT: Travel safety to Cyprus for&...

NEXT.... Russian companies attending MIP Cancun Online+

Introducing the10 major Russian companies  attending MIP Cancun Online+ with their new series, films, TV formats and animation, most of them are already known in Latin America and Spanish-speaking countries - sci-fi movies, dramas and horrors from Russia traditionally present national industry on top TV channels, platforms and theatres around Latin America. Delegation from Russia includes Central Partnership, NTV Broadcasting company, Sovtelexport, GPM ETV, Yellow,...

Inspiring practices in Black Bear demonstrate how sustainibility can be positively exploited on set

#BlackBear is an intriguing and unexpected comedic thriller starring #AubreyPlaza, #ChristopherAbbott and #SarahGadon. At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The group quickly falls into a calculated game of desire, manipulation, and jealousy, unaware of how dangerously intertwined their lives will soon become. Tandem Pictures is a leader in conceiving and implementing eco-sustainable filmmaking p...


TROMA ENTERTAINMENT's Latest Theatrical Release SLASHENING: THE FINAL BEGINNING, Slices & Dices Insane Misogynistic Vices While Making Way For #FanTOXIC Feminism & Horror Equality! Drive-In Premiere, Friday the 13th at the World Famous, Bel Aire Drive-In & Diner in Queens, New York!!!!!!!     Check out: Troma Now! Streaming service - Troma ...

TriCoast Worldwide & Rock Salt Releasing want more meetings: extending afm by a week

There were so many people to meet, in so many different time zones, that we are extending our meetings through next week (16-21 Nov, 2020). NEW FILM LINEUP       Recently Completed LOVELAND Sci-fi Noir   In a near future Asian megacity, Jack, a hired mercenary, lives a lonely and monotonous existence filled with robotic lovers and callous executions...

Exclusive stills from Born a Champion starring Dennis Quaid and Sean Patrick Flannery


Closing AFM with blues

If you missed the virtual concerts you can watch them in replay... without the interactions... World Premiere Concert from The Bluehouse Outfit USA World Premiere Concerts: Mark Vennis & Different Place  ...

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) Email me with any questions you d like in advance if you like, sharing specifics on your problem and opportunity in the festival circuit. Looking forward to seeing you at the Market. Day: Tues, 10th Time: 10:00 A...

The AFM Dailies and navigation tips : your personal report N°7

THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from vitual Santa Monica View in your browser Promote your line up during AFM I email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM     will be covering the online AFM 2020  (41 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like t...

AFM Day 5: Friday Sessions News & Updates

  FRIDAY SESSIONS 8:00AM PST Protecting and Increasing Your Revenue: How Do You Control Who Benefits from Your Content Online? Everything You Imagine In One Country: Colombia   9:30AM PST  DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE - Session I Working with Sales Agents Keep Calm and Carry On Filming     11:00AM PST  DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE - Session II Deciphering Streaming Models & The Path to VOD Distribution Shooting in Spain...

Fruity Robo new animation acquisition from Flame Node Entertainment

  Fruity Robo A heroic journey full of surprises. An intrepid orange named Chengliuxiang, recruited the help of a little boy Le Le, to help him free his friends and family from the evil mouse king.   Trailer:        Fruity Robo Trailer from Flame Node Entertainment on Vimeo.   ...

Strike Back Studios Names Noor Ahmed As President and Announces Next Documentary Release "Howards Mill"

Strike Back Studios (a new joint venture between Realization Films, Public House Films, and Hideout Pictures), has announced their new president film veteran Noor Ahmed and that Strike Back Studios will next release “Howards Mill” a haunting documentary about an abandoned piece of farmland in rural Tennessee that may hold the key to multiple missing person cases spanning over forty years, which is being released to global audiences in March 2021. Currently, Strike Back Studios has ...

AFM Closing Night Happy Hour + World Premiere Concerts An invitation to party from Jonathan Wolf

Please join us for the AFM Closing Night Happy Hour celebration and two World Premiere Concerts. Day: Friday, Nov. 13 Time: 5:00p PST till….? Stop by the Networking Pavilion with a drink to mix and mingle. All tables on all floors will be open for Happy Hour. Let your colleagues and new acquaintances know where to meet you for cheers and chat. Visit Stage One and Stage Two to watch specially recorded, world premiere performances by Mark Vennis & Different P...

AFM Quotes: Millennium Media, MadRiver and The Exchange Talk Pre-Sales Market in the Pandemic

AFM Finance Conference 11/12/20 @ 12:30PM Highlights from today’s AFM Production Conference: What's Working in the Pre-Sales Marketplace? VIDEO AVAILABLE FOR REPLAY Panelists Kimberly Fox, Partner & Head of International Sales, MadRiver International  Jeffrey Greenstein, President, Millennium Media  Nat McCormick, EVP, Worldwide Distribution, The Exchange Moderator Jeremy Kay, Americas Editor, Screen International   What’s it like engagi...


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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.

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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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