October 31 – November 5, 2023 • Santa Monica


Access to the Global Film Industry

Access to the Global Film Industry

As an Attendee, AFM gives you unlimited access to the world’s financiers, producers, sales agents, buyers and distributors from around the globe.

The AFM Sessions

The AFM Sessions

AFM offers knowledge, insights, and an opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts.

Networking on a Beachfront Campus

Networking on a Beachfront Campus

AFM’s Santa Monica campus provides unparalleled opportunities for sharing ideas, discovering partners, cultivating new connections and establishing the foundation for future projects.


The American Film Market is where the business of film will come to life this November in the world’s filmmaking capital. We are excited to once again welcome the global industry back to Santa Monica in-person.

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 two 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 beachfront campus provides the perfect backdrop. The in-person meetings and connections that happen organically each year at AFM have been career-changing!


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Filmmaking is about what you know AND who you
know — and the AFM delivers both.