A total of 27 films selected for the American Film Institute’s AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi will also be represented at this year’s American Film Market. The association with AFI FEST, the festival partner of AFM, connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for participants at both events. Eleven AFI FEST films will be screened at AFM, such as Café De Flore (Films Distribution);Footnote (WestEnd Films); Headhunters (Magnolia Pictures);I Melt With You (Magnolia Pictures); Kill List (Protagonist Pictures); Miss Bala (Fox International); Rampart(Sierra/Affinity); and Snowtown (Protagonist Pictures).
Sixteen additional Festival selections that will be represented at AFM, include; The Artist (The Weinstein Company);Attenberg (The Match Factory); Beyond the Black Rainbow (Magnolia Pictures); Bonsái (UFO); Bullhead (Celluloid Dreams); Carnage (Medusa); Coriolanus (Icon Entertainment); Hanaan (M-Line Distribution); Jiro Dreams of Sushi(Magnolia Pictures); The Lady (EuropaCorp); Mama Africa (Fortissimo Films); Melancholia (Magnolia Pictures); The Silver Cliff (Celluloid Dreams); We Need to Talk About Kevin (Independent); and With Every Heartbeat (The Yellow Affair).
About the AFM®
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution – a truly collaborative process – reaches its peak every year at the AFM, when more than 8,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, conferences, premieres, networking and parties. Participants come from more than 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.
Founded in 1981, the AFM quickly became the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals will be sealed – on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production – making the AFM the must-attend industry event.
The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®), the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs. More information is online at www.IFTA-online.org.
About The Film Catalogue™
Available in nine languages, The Film Catalogue lists more than 4,000 recent motion pictures and projects, making it the world’s most extensive online resource for producers, distributors and buyers. The Film Catalogue advanced search tools allow users to browse or search for films by language, production status, year of completion, budget, director, cast, company, title and genre. Users can also track changes to the catalogue by searching new updates within the past day, week, month or quarter. The site operates year-round and includes market line-ups at EFM, Filmart and Cannes. Visit TheFilmCatalogue.com
About AFI FEST presented by Audi
Celebrating its 25th year as a program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi will take place November 3 through 10 in the heart of Hollywood. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community, while providing appreciative audiences with a festive atmosphere and the very best of global cinema, right in the center of the film capital of the world.
The American Film Market® (AFM®), November 2 through 9, 2011, is the market partner of AFIFEST. Together, AFI FEST and AFM provide the only concurrent festival-market event in North America. AFI FEST is the only FIAPF-accredited film festival in the United States. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the annual Academy Awards®.
Additional information about AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. Connect with AFI FEST at facebook.com/AFIFEST, twitter.com/AFIFESTand youtube.com/AFIFEST.