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American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2023 running November 31 October - 5 November, 2023  Contact us for advertising options

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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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   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...

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

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

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

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…

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 Presentatio...

AFM returns Online for the 2021 Edition

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, ...

Premiere Los Angeles Events Street Food Cinema Launches New Drive-In Series

Line up announced for incredible drive-in events from premiere Los Angeles outdoor movie & drive in series  Street Food Cinema, beginning with days of specialty Valentine’s Series of events at the Santa Monica Airport on Feb 11th, 2021.  Street Food Cinema (SFC) made an insightful pivot to Drive-Ins as soon as Covid-19 changed the landscape of events in 2020.  SFC quickly moved into outdoor entertainment in a safe socially distanced environment reinventing themselves i...

HEARTSTOPPER graphic novels are being adapted into a TV series by See-Saw Films for Netflix

    BAFTA AWARD-WINNING EUROS LYN ATTACHED TO DIRECT Netflix has greenlit YA drama series ‘Heartstopper’ to be produced by See-Saw Films it was announced today by See-Saw and Netflix. ‘Heartstopper’ will be the Emmy, BAFTA and Academy Award-winning production company’s second television commission for the streamer.   Based on Alice Oseman’s young adult graphic novel series, ‘Heartstopper’ will be 8 x 30 minute episodes with crit...

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...

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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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