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The 2014 American Film Market, November 5-12th, announced today the upcoming schedule for this year’s Conference Series. The Conference Series will run from Friday November 7th through to Tuesday November 11th with each consecutive day set to focus on one of Finance, Pitching, Production, Marketing and Distribution.“Our Conference Series gives AFM attendees access to the insights of industry experts, decision makers and thought-leaders from around the world. It is a wonderful environment to learn, be inspired and meet future partners,” said AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf.

The following Conference Series’ sessions have been confirmed:

Finance Conference: November 7th
“Current Issues in Film Finance”
“Building Your Global Film Finance Strategy”

Pitch Conference: November 8th
“Pitching Essentials”
“The 2-Minute Pitches”

Production Conference: November 9th
“Producing For a Worldwide Audience”
“Accessing and Securing Talent”

Marketing Conference: November 10th
“The Engagement Factor – Creating Effective Social Media Campaigns”
“The Role of a Publicist and Why You Need One”

Distribution Conference: November 11th
“Video on Demand: 2015”
“DIY Distribution: Finding Your Film’s Digital Niche”

The Conference Series will take place between 9:00am and 1:00pm daily in Santa Monica’s Fairmont Hotel. For more information on each session please

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About the American Film Market 

The business of independent motion picture production and distribution reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market.  The global film industry converges in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making on films in every stage of development and production, as well as screenings, conferences, networking and parties.

With 8,000 industry leaders from more than 70 countries, 700 screenings and the industry’s largest Conference Series, AFM is the pivotal destination for filmmakers, producers, writers,  directors, distributors, financiers, industry executives, talent, the international media and all those who provide services to the worldwide motion picture industry.

The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance® the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television industry.

About The Independent Film & Television Alliance

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association for the independent motion picture and television industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents more than 150 member companies from 23 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies and financial institutions engaged in film finance. IFTA is dedicated to protecting and strengthening its Members’ ability to finance, produce, market and distribute independent films and television programs in an ever-changing and challenging global marketplace.


AFM Partner Events

AFM Partner Events offer participants many ways to connect with the film industry.

AFI FEST presented by Audi – November 6 – 13
The American Film Institute’s annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI FEST features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes.  AFI FEST is the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation, assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community.

The World Animation & VFX Summit – November 2 – 5
The World Animation & VFX Summit shapes the future of worldwide animation and VFX, connecting studio executives, producers, agents, distributors and talent, face-to-face in a warm and intimate club environment.

US-China Film Summit – November 5
The U.S.-China Film Summit focuses on how Chinese and Hollywood film industry leaders are navigating the East-West filmmaking process and addresses the trends and dynamics in the U.S.-China film relationship, including recent success stories.

The Britannia Awards – October 30
The Britannia Award is the highest accolade presented by BAFTA Los Angeles and is a celebration of achievement honoring individuals and companies who have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the art-forms of the moving image.

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