A Centralized Marketplace
AFM is more business-oriented than any other film market. The entire independent film community of decision makers is in one location, allowing everyone to focus on the business of film, without the distraction of a festival.
The Entire Global Catalogue
Most of the word’s films are financed, produced and/or distributed by AFM participants. Films and projects in all stages of development and production – from around the world – are presented every year at AFM.
A Beachfront Campus
AFM’s beachfront Santa Monica locale allows you to foster relationships within the Hollywood community, home to more film industry companies and professionals than anywhere else in the world.
The Global Film Industry
Connect with 400+ Production and Distribution/Sales companies and 1,000s of decision makers who descend on Santa Monica for a week of deal-making, networking, education and marketplace intelligence.
Meet with film commissions, production facilities and service companies from around the world that can quickly get your film moving. Together they offer billions of dollars in production incentives.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
Take the next steps to turn your film into reality, from script to screen and everything in between.
One week can change everything. American Film Market is where you access the industry professionals who finance, produce and distribute, and the educational opportunities that lead to career-defining insights. AFM’s convenient Santa Monica campus provides untapped opportunities to learn how to navigate today’s film industry and connect with potential collaborators to bring your creative vision to market.
Expert-led conferences and panels explore every aspect of filmmaking, including financing, production, distribution and perfecting your pitch. The Writers Workshop provide practical tools for shaping screenplays into compelling narratives that will resonate with studios, investors and global audiences.
The opportunities here offer a roadmap for film development — take full advantage of the industry contacts and knowledge that AFM provides. Solidify your place in independent film. Registration for AFM 2021 will open in July.