NOVEMBER 2 - 7, 2021 • Santa Monica

Programs & Events

Programs & Events

AFM 2020 Online Conferences, Panels, Workshops, Conversations and Presentations will be announced beginning in mid-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.

Panels are open-ended discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues. During AFM 2019 they included 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.

Workshops are taught by industry experts and college professors. Topics may include writing, budgeting, marketing, crowdsourcing and production incentives.

Conversations are intimate one-on-one discussions with industry trendsetters.

Presentations are hosted and programmed by participating companies and organizations. Among the Presentations at AFM 2019 were: Global Hotspot: Created in Moscow; Only in Louisiana, and Cyprus: A Natural Film Studio.

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