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Speaking Opportunities

AFM Programs & Events Speaking Opportunities

AFM Programs & Events Speaking Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in speaking opportunities at the 2019 American Film Market. Below is an overview of our Conferences, Roundtables and Spotlight Events, followed by a Speaker Submission Form.


AFM Conferences offer attendees knowledge, insight, access and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts. The seven half-day Conferences each consist of a minimum of two moderated panels, and one or two may open with a Keynote speaker. Audiences average 600 – 700. The full schedule will be posted at on May 1st.


AFM Roundtables are open-ended discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues in a more intimate setting, with seating limited to about 200. AFM 2019 Roundtables will be announced throughout the summer at In 2018, Roundtables included LGBTQ Characters, Family/Faith, Gender Diversity, Documentaries, Micro-Budget and Horror.

Spotlight Events

AFM Spotlight Events are hosted and programmed by participating companies and organizations for audiences of about 100. Among the 16 Spotlight Events at AFM 2018 were: The South African Success Factor, New International Dynamics in Hong Kong, Poland as Your Next Filming Location, Unlocking the Hidden Value of Content with Blockchain, Korea CG/VFX Showcase, Filming in Portugal and The Louisiana Advantage. To explore hosting a Spotlight Event (fees apply) contact Robin Burt at or +1.310.446.1020.

Submission Process

To submit a speaker for consideration, please complete the form below. Our team will contact you later this summer if a panel discussion appears to be a good match. Due to the high volume of requests, we may not be able to respond to all speaker submissions. We appreciate your interest in the American Film Market and will be in touch with any questions. Please note that AFM does not provide fees or travel support to our speakers.


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