Global stars featured include Alec Baldwin, Gerard Butler, Bryan Cranston, Penelope Cruz, Elle Fanning, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Demi Lovato, David Oyelowo, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Noomi Rapace, and J.K. Simmons, amongst others

Los Angeles, 11th October, 2016: The American Film Market (AFM®) has today announced its list of films screening, including 71 world and 250+ market premieres, for the upcoming edition running November 2-9 in Santa Monica. Over 300 films are scheduled to be screened with more titles to be confirmed as the market approaches.

World Premieres will include: sci-fi thriller WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY (SND M6 Group) with Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, and Willem Dafoe; the animated musical CHARMING 3D (SC Films International) with voices by Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale, and Avril Lavigne; animated feature BALLERINA (Gaumont) with voices by Elle Fanning and Dane DeHaan; and SWING STATE (VMI Worldwide) starring Taryn Manning, Billy Zane, Sean Astin, Angela Kinsey.

Films making their market debut at the AFM include: coming-of-age drama COMING THROUGH THE RYE (Bleiberg Entertainment), starring Alex Wolff and Chris Cooper; LADY MACBETH (Protagonist Pictures) starring Florence Pugh; Rod Smith’s EAT LOCAL (GFM Films) starring Charlie Cox, Mackenzie Crook, and Dexter Fletcher; James Franco’s IN DUBIOUS BATTLE (AMBI Distribution); AND PUNCHING THE CLOWN (Octane Entertainment) starring Henry Phillips, J.K. Simmons, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman; Lone Scherfig’s THEIR FINEST (HanWay Films) starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy; fall-festival favorite, BRIMSTONE (Embankment Films) starring Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Kit Harrington; Anne Hathaway-starrer COLOSSAL (Voltage Pictures); THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE (XYZ Films) starring Kellan Lutz; Academy Award-nominated Fernando Trueba’s THE QUEEN OF SPAIN (Myriad Pictures) starring Penelope Cruz; and hand-drawn animation feature ETHEL & ERNEST (Little Film Company), with voices by Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn and Luke Treadaway.

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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 80 countries, 500+ screenings of 300+ films and the industry’s largest Conference Series, AFM is the pivotal destination for filmmakers, producers, writers, 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 of the independent motion picture and television programming industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IFTA represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 125 member companies from 20 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies, studio-affiliated companies, and financial institutions engaged in content finance. Collectively, IFTA Members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year and generate more than $4.5 billion in distribution revenues annually. As the voice and advocate for the independent film and television industry worldwide, the Alliance speaks out on matters of critical importance and, where appropriate, actively lobbies governments around the world in regard to measures directly affecting the independent industry. For more information on IFTA, please visit

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