The AFM is where the business of film comes to life every November in the world’s filmmaking capital.
The AFM Sessions
Experts from every facet of our industry discuss the latest topics, opportunities, trends, and practical information most relevant to the global film business.
A Global Community
AFM is more than just an event; it is a deeply rooted film and content community and the place where independent creativity and commerce collide.
The world’s Film Commissions, Locations and Production Facilities & Services from around the world are here at the AFM and ready to assist you.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
In our business, so much depends on your creativity as well as your knowledge and understanding of the current landscape of our industry. Over five days, AFM immerses you in the world’s film community. Take full advantage of pivotal opportunities to network, gain visibility for yourself and your films, discover new production options, develop future projects, and access industry professionals who finance, produce and distribute 90% of films globally.
Our industry is constantly changing, especially in the last few years. The AFM Sessions will bring more than 100 prominent speakers live to our two stages to share their insights on the state of independent film and every aspect of filmmaking, including financing, production, distribution and perfecting your pitch.
Each year there are hundreds of AFM success stories. Whether you are seeking financing, representation, creative or business partners, production locations and incentives, or are ready to pitch your next film, our Santa Monica campus provides the perfect backdrop. The in-person meetings and connections that happen organically each year at AFM have been career-changing!