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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 2020 American Film Market. Below is an overview of our Conferences, Roundtables, Presentations 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. The full schedule 2020 will be posted at on September 1st.


AFM Roundtables are open-ended discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues in a more intimate setting. In 2019, Roundtables included Producing LGBTQ Content, Family/Faith, Bringing Diverse Projects to the Marketplace, Producing and Monetizing Docs, Micro-Budget and Horror.


Industry experts share their knowledge on a diverse range of topics. Presentations during AFM 2019 included: The Importance of the Script Supervisor, Animals in Film: From Script to Screen, 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

AFM Spotlight Events are hosted and programmed by participating companies and organizations. Among the Spotlight Events at AFM 2019 were: Global Hotspot: Created in Moscow, Shooting Films in China: A Close-Up, Only in Louisiana, Cyprus: A Natural Film Studio, Scoring for Film, TV and Digital Platforms…How and How Much?, Working with the U.S. Guilds, and Future of Film Rights and Content Management. 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.