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Global Connections...
Unlimited Possibilities

Connect with More Industry Decision Makers
in One Week than you Could See All Year

American Film Market attracts the world’s producers, directors, writers and executives who develop, package, finance, license and distribute over 90% of the world's motion pictures. 7,000+ film professionals converge in Santa Monica, California for deal-making, screenings, conferences, networking events and parties. Over a billion dollars in motion picture production and distribution deals will be sealed – on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.

AFM By the Numbers

Creating Tomorrow’s Films

AFM participants are the global film industry’s decision makers; from Chairmen, CEO’s, Presidents and Principals to producers, directors and writers. They come from 80+ countries and bring 1,000s of films and projects to the AFM each year. Many are destined to be official selections at major festivals and Academy Award ® and Golden Globe nominees and winners.



Santa Monica – An Iconic
Destination to do Business

The AFM transforms Santa Monica, creating an intimate campus for participants to conduct meetings, screen films and enjoy the great nightlife. AFM’s main venue, the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, is just a few minutes’ walk from the famed Santa Monica Pier and the city’s many exciting restaurants, bars and shops.

Access & Opportunity

AFM sponsors connect with industry decision makers through distinct branding and marketing opportunities. Packages can include exhibition space, signage and advertising, credentials, conference passes, speaking opportunities, access to private lounges and invitations to social events.

Sponsors receive EXCLUSIVE benefits not offered to non-Sponsor companies, including:

  • Preferred Exhibition Space
  • Preferred Signage & Advertising placement
  • Access to full participant list prior and post AFM
  • Invitations to all AFM hosted evening receptions on Pier
  • Tickets to the full Conference Series
  • Access to private Sponsor Lounge for meetings
  • Transferable badges to invite guests into AFM
  • First priority to host AFM evening receptions


Companies also have the opportunity to sponsor:

  • Daily Conferences
  • Official Market Bag
  • Evening Receptions
  • Lanyard
  • Official Step & Repeat Sign


Sponsor Experiences

“AFM is the most important place to promote production and shooting in Spain.”
Greg Simons, Embassy of Spain

“AFM is a really great chance to connect with a wider industry.”
Chris Payne, New Zealand Film Commission

“Face-to-face time is so important … the deals can really be done.”
Patrick Donaldson,Motion Picture Domain Registry

Get in Touch

If you only make one trip to LA this year, make sure it’s for the AFM. Aside from connecting with 1,000s of producers and film companies, it’s the perfect time to meet with production companies based in Los Angeles as well as the Hollywood studios. From an ROI standpoint, it just makes the perfect business sense!!
To find out how the American Film Market can help you connect with the industry, contact:
Robin Burt
Vice President, Marketing