October 31 – November 5, 2023 • Santa Monica

Speaking Opportunities

The AFM Sessions Speaking Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in speaking opportunities at the American Film Market.

Our industry is constantly changing, especially in the last few years.  The AFM Sessions offer our attendees knowledge, insight and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts. This year, we will bring more than 100 prominent speakers live to our two stages to share their insights on the state of independent film and every aspect of filmmaking, including financing, production, distribution and perfecting your pitch.

Submission Process:
To submit a speaker for consideration, please complete the form below. Our team will contact you if a session appears to be a good match or if we have any questions. Due to the high volume of requests, we may not be able to respond to all speaker submissions. Please note that AFM does not provide fees or travel support to our speakers.

Host or Sponsor a Session:
Companies and organizations have the opportunity to program their own session during the AFM or sponsor one of ours.  For more information and pricing, contact Robin Burt at rburt@ifta-online.org or +1.310.446.1020.