Buyer Accreditation is the process of determining whether or not a company is a Buyer according to the AFM’s definition. AFM defines a Buyer as one of the following:
- A company which has contracted with one or more members of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) to distribute in at least one audio-visual medium, at least three motion pictures or television programs during the last three years.
- A company which has contracted with one or more members of IFTA for such company to sub-distribute (i.e. re-license) in at least one audio-visual medium at least three motion pictures or television programs during the last three years.
No. As long as the company is an active Buyer, accreditation is maintained and it applies to all current employees of the company.
AFM Buyer Accreditation Has Closed for AFM 2022. No accreditations will be done during the AFM. Accreditations will resume immediately following the AFM.
More days equals more opportunities and more connections. If you are pitching a project or script, Wednesday through Saturday are the most effective days for exploratory conversations with distributors and sales companies (Exhibitors.). More recommendations can be found in How to Work the AFM.
No. The Buyers lounge is only for accredited Buyers.
The AFM is a marketplace where producers and distributors license films. The AFM is not a festival – there are no competitions or prizes.
The AFM offers discounted rates at official AFM Hotels for Registered Attendees. Reservations must be made through the AFM. Hotel reservations are only accepted with a corresponding badge order. Please see Travel & Resources for more details.
November 1 – 6, 2022
October 31 – November 5, 2023
November 5 – 10, 2024
November 4 – 9, 2025
THE AFM SESSIONS QUESTIONS
The AFM is held in a hotel and the rooms are set-up as offices. The offices are to be used for exhibiting only – there is no sleeping in the offices.
Most screenings are open to anyone with an AFM badge. (Press is excluded).
Sometimes the registration system encounters a problem with verifying that a company is an approved Buyer. If this occurs, contact our registration department at email@example.com or 1-310-446-1082.