Press Registration



The American Film Market welcomes international, national and local members of the media that provide journalistic coverage of the film business, are largely known to exhibitors, buyers and/or other members of the independent film community attending AFM, and meet the following criteria:

  • Staff and freelance business‐to‐business reporters/editors from print and/or online trade media outlets.
  • Staff and freelance reporters/editors for international, U.S. or local business, general news or consumer print and/or online outlets, and wire services.
  • News reporters and crews affiliated with international, national and local broadcast/cable television outlets or radio stations.
  • Established business‐to‐business blogs and podcasts that are generally known within the industry. Blogs require a minimum of 10,000 UMV (via web analytics) in order to be considered.
  • Staff or on-assignment photographers for international, national or local media outlets.

Anyone admitted to the AFM with a media credential must adhere to the highest professional, ethical and personal conduct when attending the market. All information submitted must be true and correct. Those found to be in violation or to have provided false information may have their credentials revoked and may not be issued a credential for this and future markets.
Please note: Working screenwriters, producers and/or actors seeking access to AFM will not be considered for Press Credentials and should register as an attendee here.


For Press Credential consideration for the 2018 AFM, please carefully review the following Press Credential Guidelines before applying.
Please note: Credential will not be issued on-site.
Deadline: The application, as well as accompanying materials, must be submitted no later than: Friday, September 28, 2018.
We ask that you refrain from calling with regards to the status of your application. You will be notified via email upon receipt of your submission and within 2 weeks we will be in contact regarding your outlet/registrant(s) approval status.




TYPE OF PRESS (Please Specify):*

Domestic TradeInternational TradeDomestic ConsumerInternational ConsumerDomestic RadioInternational RadioTelevision/Cable DomesticTelevision/Cable InternationalWebsite (Only)Podcast







Did you cover the 2017 AFM?*

If your coverage from last year is only available as an audio or video file, please contact AFMPress@ifta-online.org.

Please note: Once your application and credential documentation is received, please allow at least 2 weeks for an email indicating your registration status. Please do not make travel arrangements unless you have received a confirmation from us.
By submitting this application, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by the AFM Guidelines (posted at www.americanfilmmarket.com/afm-guidelines), as amended from time to time, and which are incorporated by this reference.
If you encounter any technical difficulties or need assistance, please contact Kaitlyn Brown at AFMPress@ifta-online.org or 1‐310‐ 466‐1062.