What is Buyer Accreditation?
Buyer Accreditation is the process of determining whether or not a company is a Buyer according to the AFM’s definition. AFM defines a Buyer as one of the following:
- A company which has contracted with one or more members of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) to distribute in at least one audio-visual medium, at least three motion pictures or television programs during the last three years.
- A company which has contracted with one or more members of IFTA for such company to sub-distribute (i.e. re-license) in at least one audio-visual medium at least three motion pictures or television programs during the last three years.
Who may register as a Buyer?
Only pre-accredited Buyers may register for a Buyer Badge
Is Buyer Accreditation the same as registering for the AFM?
No. Buyer Accreditation
is a process that must take place before registering as a Buyer for the AFM.
What do Buyer Badges give access to?
permit access to Buyer Breakfasts, the Buyers Lounge, Exhibitor floors, most screenings and AFM transportation.
If I am accredited, do I need to apply next year?
No. As long as the company is an active Buyer, accreditation is maintained and it applies all current employees of the company.
How much is a Buyer Badge?
Visit the Buyer
page for complete pricing information. Discounted rates available through early October.
When is the deadline for Buyer Accreditation?
All accreditation requests must be submitted by October 9, 2015. No accreditations will be done during the AFM.
What do Attendee Badges give access to?
Industry Badges permit access to Exhibitor floors, the Filmmakers Lounge, most screenings and AFM transportation.
What are the different types of Attendee Badges and what to they cost?
Should I attend for seven days (Executive Badge) or three/four days (Industry Badge)?
More days equals more opportunities and more connections. If you are pitching a project or script, the last 3 to 4 days are the most effective for exploratory conversations with distributors and sales companies (Exhibitors.). More recommendations can be found in How to Work the AFM
Can I choose the days I want to attend with an Industry Badge or Industry Badge-Plus?
Can I access the Buyers Lounge?
No. The Buyers lounge is only for accredited Buyers. Attendees have access to the Filmmakers Lounge located at the Le Merigot Hotel.
How do I pitch my project or film at the AFM?
The AFM is a great place to pitch your project or film - if you have a plan. Read How to Work the AFM
and use these steps to increase your chances of success.