NOVEMBER 1 - 6, 2022 • Santa Monica

Speaking Opportunities

AFM Programs & Events Speaking Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in speaking opportunities at AFM 2021. Below is an overview followed by a Speaker Submission Form.

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

Panels are open-ended discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues. Past topics have 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. Examples of presentations include Global Hotspot: Created in Moscow; Only in Louisiana, and Cyprus: A Natural Film Studio. To explore hosting a Presentation (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 beginning in July 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.