November 5 - 10, 2024 • Las Vegas


FAQ – New


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.

Only pre-accredited Buyers may register for a Buyer Badge.

No. Buyer Accreditation is a process that must take place before registering as a Buyer for the AFM.

Buyer Badges permit access to the Buyers Lounge, Exhibitor floors and most screenings.

No. As long as the company is an active Buyer, accreditation is maintained and it applies to all current employees of the company.

Visit the Buyer Badges page for complete pricing information. Discounted rates available through September 20.

All accreditation requests must be submitted by October 11, 2024. No accreditations will be done during 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.

Unfortunately no. Four Day Badges provide access Wednesday – Saturday and Three Day Badges Thursday – Saturday.

See Badges & Prices for the full list of benefits.

No. The Buyers lounge is only for Accredited Buyers and IFTA Member Exhibitors.

AFM is a great place to find partners for projects and films – if you have a plan. Read How to Work the AFM and use these steps to increase your chances of success.


Las Vegas, Nevada. Palms Casino Resort Hotel is the AFM headquarters. Screenings take place at the Brenden Theater.

The AFM is a marketplace where producers and distributors license films. The AFM is not a festival – there are no competitions or prizes.

Yes. Please see How to Register under Attendee and Buyer resources for more information.

Buyers and Attendees may register in advance or on-site. Pre-register for discounts and convenience. Subscribe to AFM News for updates on programs, speakers and deadlines.

The AFM offers discounted rates at official AFM Hotels for Registered Participants. Reservations must be made through the AFM. Hotel reservations are only accepted with a corresponding badge order. Check the Travel Resources page for more details.

The Exhibitor List is available at Exhibitor List.
The AFM Participant list is available at
The AFM Buyers List is an exclusive benefit for AFM Exhibitors.

The Palms Casino Resort offers valet and self-parking options free of charge.


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.


Once it is available, the AFM screening schedule can be viewed at

Most screenings are open to anyone with an AFM Badge. (Press is excluded).

Most AFM Participants may screen their films in AFM Theaters and AFM On-Demand. Screening fees and some restrictions apply. See Screenings for details.