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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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Arclight Films handling worldwide on romantic comedy A VERY SENIOR HIGH starring Ellen Burstyn and James Caan

Arclight Films is set to handle worldwide distribution rights for the romantic comedy A Very Senior High starring a stellar ensemble cast featuring Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (The Tale, Interstellar), James Caan (Elf, Misery), two-time Academy Award® nominee Ann-Margret (Going in Style, Carnal Knowledge), Golden Globe nominee Jane Curtin (The Spy Who Dumped Me, The Heat), Emmy Award winner Loretta Devine (“Grey’s Anatomy,” Crash), Emmy Award winner Christophe...

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Connor Paolo to star alongside Aaron Eckhart in newaction-thriller “AMBUSH”

    HIGHLAND FILM GROUP HANDLING INTERNATIONAL SALES AT AFM   It was announced today that Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The 12th Man, History Channel’s “Vikings,” Showtime’s “The Tudors”) and Connor Paolo (Stake Land, Friend Request, ABC’s “Revenge”) will co-star in the upcoming action thriller Ambush starring Golden Globe® nominee Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Line of Duty) and co-starring Jason Genao (Logan, Netflix´s...

The AFM dailies and navigation tips : your personal report N°4

THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from 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 to contr...

Jonathan Wolf sketched by Nesta Morgan

I’m sketching, Interview with Jonathan Wolf, AFM, and Bruno Chatelin   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 2020 XX AFM MAP XX and his 23rd 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 enjo...

VIDEO: Keynote Conversation 1 / AFM Opening Session with Mark Gill

Mark Gill, President & CEO, Solstice Studios? Moderated by Anthony D’Alessandro, (left) Managing Editor, Deadline WATCH THE FULL REPLAY   On releasing Unhinged into theatres: “Our idea was that we could be first and probably elevate a film of an otherwise modest budget of $33 Million Dollars against Tenet which is hundreds of millions of dollars or Mulan and that we might have an opportunity to elevate the movie. And that is actually what hap...

AFM Day 2: Tuesday Sessions, News and Updates

  TUESDAY SESSIONS       8:00AM PST   ...

Shoot the Book! returns to Los Angeles November 16 - 20

Created at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, Shoot the Book! is a program that successfully brings together publishers, producers, talent agencies and studios. Shoot the Book! Los Angeles, launched in 2016, is designed as a platform dedicated to the American market to display a selection of cutting-edge IPs chosen for their potential as screen adaptations (film, television, and other digital formats). Read more about the selections in our online booklet HERE. This year, for ob...

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Voltage Pictures is launching international sales on the heartwarming romance, Finding You at AFM2020

Voltage Pictures is launching international sales on writer-director Brian Baugh’s (The World We Make, I’m Not Ashamed) heartwarming romance Finding You, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Voltage will begin talks on the hot title with buyers at the current American Film Market.   The film pairs rising stars Rose Reid, Jedidiah Goodacre, Katherine McNamara, Saoirse-Monica Jackson with industry heavyweights Judith Hoag, Patrick Bergin, Tom Ever...

AFM - Arclight Films repping international on horror-thriller THE DEVIL TO PAY

Arclight Films is launching international sales on the acclaimed horror-thriller The Devil to Pay starring fast-rising actress Danielle Deadwyler (HBO’s “Watchmen”, FX’s “Atlanta”), Catherine Dyer (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”, The Blindside) and Jayson Warner Smith (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, American Made), it was announced today by company Chairman Gary Hamilton. Arclight Films will present the film to buyers ahead of the...

AFM - First Look Trailer for FATHER CHRISTMAS IS BACK starring Elizabeth Hurley, John Cleese, Kelsey Grammer

The trailer for the new comedy FATHER CHRISTMAS IS BACK starring Elizabeth Hurley, John Cleese, and Kelsey Grammer. is ready for  AFM. UK based, MSR Media produced the film and their sales arm MSR Media International is screening the film today for worldwide buyers. Below a snapshot of the film.      Director – Philippe Martinez (VIKTOR) Cast - Elizabeth Hurley (“The Royals&rd...

Ethan Hawke boards NEW film ZEROES AND ONES by Abel Ferrara

CAPSTONE GROUP’S BLUE BOX INTERNATIONAL TO LAUNCH SALES AT AFM THIS WEEK LOS ANGELES, CA (November 9, 2020) Four-time Academy Award nominated actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke (First Reformed, Boyhood), Cristina Chiriac (Siberia, Tommaso) and Phil Neilson (Siberia, Ben-Hur) have joined seminal filmmaker Abel Ferrara’s (Bad Lieutenant, The Funeral, Kings Of New York) upcoming thriller Zeroes and Ones.   Both written and directed by Ferrara, filming begins in Italy later this mo...

AFM'20: Josh Hutcherson, Liev Schreiber announced for 'Across the river and into the trees'

Virtual AFM’20 JOSH HUTCHERSON AND MORE JOIN LIEV SCHREIBER’S ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES Photo Credit: John Russo. Tribune Pictures and The Exchange announced today that feature movie adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s final novel and NY Times bestseller ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES just added award-winning actor Josh Hutcherson and award-winning Italian actress Sabrina Impacciatore. Propelled to stardom by the HUNGER GAMES franchise and the critically accla...

Final AFM 2020 Online lineup from Summer Hill Entertainment

  In the year 1381, in a temple far beneath London's infamous Newgate prison, the immortal demon Tyburn has constructed a doorway to hell, in a plot to use the forces of evil to conquer the world. Just as his plan is nearing completion, his immortal adversary Morgan takes the key to the doorway and traps Tyburn in his temple. Over six hundred years la...

Out of this world ! : new titles from Summer Hill Entertainment

  University students, Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke are enjoying college life and pursuing their dreams, but in reality, they have a secret mission, to fight against invading Reptilians from outer space. One day, Ray travels back in time to 330 million years ago on Earth, to find his missing friend Tyler who has fallen into a trap set by the evil alien, Dahar. During...

Summer Hill Entertainment brings new titles to AFM2020

    Satoru Ichijo receives amessage from the spiritual world and realizes his mission is to lead humankind to happiness. He became a successful businessman while publishing spiritual messages secretly, but the devil’s temptation shakes his mind and... Genre Drama Trailer ...

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...

The AFM dailies and navigation tips : your personal opening report N°3

THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from 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 to contr...

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...

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  ...

The AFM previews and navigation TIPS : your personal report N°2

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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
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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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