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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. 

2021: November 1-5  I  2022: November 1 – 6  I  2023: October 31 - November 5  I  2024: November 5 – 10

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"The Master and Margarita" intriguing animation project by Alexander Golberg Jero pitching at AFM

Alexander and I had a lively chat in my "Film Festival Strategy Room" in the Networking Pavilion. Here is his story!   Alex Goldberg Jero is the President / Chief Creative Officer of MediaInVision Films Alex is currently working on the new CGI animation film Master and Margarita. Goldberg Jero is the first winner of the famous First Surround Music Awards, winning the Best New Surround Music Composition award, presented by United Entertainment 2002. Hi...

Robbie Lemieux wins a Pitching Conference Platinum Badge for FESTER

  ABOUT THE FILM A psychological horror feature. A young man’s struggle with his sexuality takes on a very real and terrifying dimension when his insecurities come to terrorize him in physical form.   Written & Directed by Robbie Lemieux Category: Narrative Fiction, Feature Genre: Psychological Horror, Drama, LGBT News: ”Fester” will be featured at the Si...

Cinemas in Europe during the Pandemic from DGT online informer

Latest issues of our newsletter DGT online informer that have been dedicated to investigate HOW THE COVID 19 CRISIS IS MODIFYING THE CINEMA WORLD. DGT 171 includes a graph about the Covid’s impact on admissions and gbo as well as the Cicae's appeal to the European Union to safeguard the existence of arthouse cinemas; in addition, an update of the map presenting the dates of the cinema lockdown and monitoring drive in cinemas in Europe; ...

Vision Films 'Accidental Climber': Hero's Journey to Everest Comes to Streaming Platforms Today

Vision Films moving documentary “Accidental Climber” from filmmaker Steven Oritt (“My Name is Sara,” “American Native”) is streaming globally on Amazon Prime,  Amazon Instant in the United Kingdom, on iTunes in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland; GooglePlay in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden; and Vimeo in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland. This&n...

A Beat in June positions itself to be the first ever virtual reality musical

Starting Tuesday, Little y and Young Lion Audio have begun to unveil their new, innovative project at the American Film Market.   With the onset of COVID-19, the creators of A Beat in June, Mischa Ipp and Daniel Rufolo, dreamed of finding a way to keep theatre alive through the medium of virtual reality. The two writers are currently in meetings with innovative investors to produce this one-of-a-kind, revolutionary project in 2021.    Starring Broadway’s Tamar Gre...

The AFM dailies and navigation tips : your personal report N°6

  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....&...

VIDEO: The New Normal: Film Finance + Industry Change LIVE Panel

Moderated by Taylor Owenby and Heather Hutton   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 De...

Highlights from today’s AFM Finance Conference Panel: Producing Without a Completion Bond

AFM Finance Conference 11/11/20 @ 9:30AM Panelists: Brad Krevoy, CEO, Motion Picture Corporation of America Brian O’Shea, CEO, The Exchange John Sloss, Founder, Cinetic Media Moderator: Jill Goldsmith, Co-Business Editor, Deadline   The current state of Insurance and Production? Brian O’Shea: “It’s really been a standstill ever since COVID happened…We were in the midst of one production we had to stop …we moved the pr...

New horror extravaganza from Summer Hill Entertainment: Exorcism at 60,000 Feet! Flying can be hell!

  Just in time for AFM!!!  It is my pleasure to present to you Exorcism at 60,000 Feet!  The latest horror extravaganza from writer, producer, director, Chad Ferrin, known for The Prophecy, Parasites, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.  The film was produced by Robert Rhine, whose credits include Tremors, Toy Soldiers and Problem Child.  It features such legendary horror talent as Lance Henriksen, ...

VIDEO: preview of the coming-of-age CHASING WONDERS, premiering at AFM for Arclight Pictures

The film premiered at Adelaide Film Festival and Arclight is screening for buyers at AFM. Chasing Wonders stars an international cast including Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos and Paz Vega. GENRE: Coming-of-age WRITER: Judy Morris (Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in the City) DIRECTOR: Paul Meins CAST: Paz Vega (Rambo: Last Blood, Sex and Lucia), Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Miami Vice), Quim Gutierrez (Spy Time, The Last Days), iconic Alm...

TBA Studios Inks SVOD Deal with Noor Play to Reach Arabic Speakers Worldwide

  TBA Studios has entered into a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) deal with Noor Play previously known as Alnoor TV to reach Arabic-speaking audiences worldwide. Says Inanc Vardar, Chief Business and Content Officer of Noorplay, “What differentiates Noor Play in the region is our library of entertaining, action-filled and inspirational movies. TBA’s films, namely “Bonifacio: The First President,” “General Luna,” and “Women Of The Wee...

TRAILER DEBUT: ASSASSINS / Kim Jong-nam assassination doc from director Ryan White

ASSASSINS : Kim Jong-nam assassination doc from director Ryan White In theaters December 11th IN THEATERS DECEMBER 11, 2020 AVAILABLE ON PVOD JANUARY 15, 2021   A film by Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave Directed by Ryan White In 2017, Kim Jong-nam—the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un—was assassinated in the bustling departures hall of Malaysia’s international airport. The spectacularly brazen murder happened in broad daylight, filmed enti...

The House of Film premiere titles for AFM

TAHI What do our lives today have in common with those of original cultures in the world's most remote places? Just about everything."TAHI - The Human Journey" tells a story of global connection by following the lives of people the world over. Beautifully photographed in worldwide locations, the film captures the beauty of human culture and natural beauty in a magnificent achievement filmed storytelling. Follow the journey in Nepal, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, First Nations...

Brainstoming on festival strategy for your film at 10:00 am PST Floor 10 Table 14 Chat 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 or topics you would  like me to adress. You can also share specifics, marketing assets on your problem and opportunity in the festival circuit. Check my bio Looking forward ...

AFM Day 4: Thursday Sessions News & Updates

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VIDEO: 3rd Production without Borders Panel Nov 10th during Virtual AFM

On November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. PST, Cloud 21 International ( and Kultura PR International ( presented the third installment of “Production Without Borders,” a special event held during the annual film market. The virtual event, watched by the global film community, featured a lively discussion with Yasmine Al Massri (Quantico, Refugee, Caramel, Miral), Larry Kasanoff (Threshold Entertainment Group, Mortal Kombat, Terminato...

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, presents The New Normal: Film Finance + Industry Change // *LIVE* Panel Event in partnership with   About this Event Imperial Savage and Creation Entertainment Media, alongside global industry partners and friends, will be discussing the changes in the ...

The AFM dailies and navigation tips : your personal report N°5

  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....&...

A positive message from our friends at AFI Peace Initiative

I hope you are well and staying “Safe, Healthy, and Alert.” This 2020 has been a year where our organization is needed more than ever. We have achieved beyond expectations in  "2020 Year of COVID-19," mainly due to Strategic Partnerships, barters, and many of our initiatives we implemented before the pandemic. During 2020 we were able to execute the following:    * Karl Bardosh Humanitarian Cellphone Awards (During Cannes Film Festival Virtual) ...

AFM Day 3: Wednesday Sessions News & Updates


SONGBIRD Official Trailer, Poster and First Look Images

  Four years into quarantine the virus has changed and so have we…   In the terrifying thriller SONGBIRD, the COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown. Infected Americans are ripped from their homes and forced into quarantine camps known as Q-Zones, from which there is no escape, as a few brave souls fight back against the forces of oppression. Amid this dystopian landscape, a fearless courier, Nico (KJ Apa)...

Go2Films Picks Up New Haifa IFF's Winning Doc - LEAVING PARADISE

News on acquisitions, festival screenings and markets             We're excited to announce that we have picked up the new WINNER of Best Documentary Award at Haifa International Film Festival 2020 LEAVING PARADISE     ...

The shift to online tools and markets for buying and selling explored in this AFM Panel: you are invited!

Curious about how buyers and sellers are navigating this shift to online tools and markets this year? Join us tomorrow, Nov. 11 at 2PM PST, for an active discussion on the future of online licensing as part of AFM Online 2020. We will dig into key questions, including how do sellers market their new line-ups and maximize results in a virtual market setting? How do buyers connect with sellers and view available films and promotional materials? How do buyers and sellers retain relation...

VIDEO: expert festival knowledge shared in this AFM Panel 'Festivals, Markets and Streaming in the New World'

The panel was hosted by AFM November 10th, presented by Filmocracy. Here is the full capture thanks to Filmocracy. The independent film world has been turned upside down, with production being halted, theaters closing and live events going virtual. What will this mean to the “business” of movies, the function of festivals and the blurring lines of digital distribution? From economics to discovery, sales to audience engagement, how do we face film exhibition in a new...

First look from Streamline at AFM, Arclight Films handling worldwide rights

The first look photo for the new sports thriller STREAMLINE starring Jason Isaacs (Hotel Mumbai, The Patriot, Netflix’s “The OA”) and Levi Miller (Pan, Red Dog franchise, A Wrinkle in Time). The film is written and directed by Tyson Wade Johnston. Pictured Levi Miller (photo credit Tom Byrnes)   Five-times Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe consulted and prepared Levi Milller for his role and the amazing portray of the cutthroat world of competitive swimming.   S...


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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


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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