NOVEMBER 9 - 13, 2020 • ONLINE

Programs & Events

Programs & Events

AFM 2020 Online Conferences, Roundtables, Presentations and Spotlight Events will be announced in early September.

Conferences offer attendees knowledge, insight and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts. Conferences will include finance, production, distribution, television and pitching.

Roundtables are open-ended discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues. Roundtables during AFM 2019 included The Passion of the Film: Reaching the Faith and Family Community through Film Festivals, Seizing the Moment: Producing LGBTQ Content in a Time of Unprecedented Visibility, Producing Passion Documentaries, and Respecting the Genre: Why Some Horror Films Work While Others Don’t

During Presentations, industry experts share their knowledge on a diverse range of topics. Presentations during AFM 2019 included: The Importance of the Script Supervisor, Shooting Intimate Scenes, Building a Marketing Toolkit for Independent Features, The Director/Producer Relationship, Production Incentives, Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers, and Key Legal Issues: Avoiding Costly Mistakes in Film Productions.

Spotlight Events are hosted and programmed by participating companies and organizations. Among the Spotlight Events at AFM 2019 were: Global Hotspot: Created in Moscow, Only in Louisiana, Cyprus: A Natural Film Studio, Working with the U.S. Guilds, and Future of Film Rights and Content Management.

If you are interested in being an AFM programming partner or speaker, please visit To explore hosting a Spotlight Event (fees apply) contact Robin Burt at or +1.310.446.1020.