October 31 – November 5, 2023 • Santa Monica

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities 2023

AFM provides your brand with the perfect platform to engage with 7,000+ international filmmakers before, during and after the event.

The global film industry descends on the Santa Monica each November, presenting thousands of scripts, projects and finished films to pitch, greenlight and distribute.

The AFM offers a variety of one of a kind sponsorships and bundled packages for all budgets – print and digital advertising, signage, speaking opportunities and exhibit options.

Sponsors have unlimited access to the show floor, market screenings, The AFM Sessions, receptions and a private lounge to host meetings and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

To learn more about participating at AFM 2023, contact Robin Burt, Vice President, Marketing on 1-310-446-1020 or rburt@ifta-online.org.

AFM Party Co-Presenting Sponsorship

$7,500/limited to 3 sponsors

Benefits Include:

  • Logo on invitation sent to Attendees
  • Logo to appear on event Step & Repeat sign
  • Table/Area to display promotional items or provide a gift to guests
  • Advertisement in AFM Show Directory
  • Digital Advertisement on 6 AFM Kiosks
  • 2 Executive Plus Badges

Premiere Sponsor

$15,000

Benefits Include:

  • Promotional video/advertisement on digital kiosks displayed at AFM
  • 2 Elevator Door signs
  • Advertisement in the AFM Show Directory
  • Digital advertisement on The Film Catalogue website
  • Social media promotion
  • Profile article in one attendee email prior to AFM
  • Listing in AFM Show Directory & on AFM website
  • AFM to send a sponsor Email to IFTA’s 100,000+ industry database post AFM
  • Advertisement and company profile in the official AFM App
  • Invitations to AFM receptions
  • 4 Executive Plus Badges and 4 Visitor Badges
  • Access to Sponsor Lounge

Official Sponsor

$8,500

Benefits Include:

  • Elevator Door signage
  • Advertisement in the AFM Show Directory
  • Company profile in the official AFM App
  • AFM to send a Sponsor Email to IFTA’s 100,000+ industry database post AFM
  • Social media promotion
  • Listing in AFM Show Directory & on AFM website
  • Invitations to AFM receptions
  • 2 Executive Plus Badges and 2 Visitor Badges
  • Access to Sponsor Lounge

Daily Sponsor: The AFM Sessions

$6,000/available for 3 companies (Thurs-Sat)

Opportunity to be a Daily Sponsor of The AFM Sessions on the Main Stage.

Benefits on Sponsored Day Include:

  • Opportunity to make opening remarks and show a promotional video on the Main Stage
  • Promotional materials displayed inside Main Stage
  • Sponsor recognition from AFM executive
  • Advertisement in The AFM Sessions Program
  • 2 Executive Plus Badges

Program A Panel

$7,500

Benefits Include:

  • Program a 90-minute panel/presentation in the Malibu Stage (150-person capacity) at the Hilton Hotel
  • Event is promoted on the AFM website, in the AFM Show Directory, in The AFM Sessions Directory, on the AFM App, and in an email sent to attendees prior to the event
  • Event to be recorded and made available on the AFM On-Demand Platform to all Plus, Platinum badge holders and IFTA member companies after the AFM
  • 2 Executive Plus Badges

Lanyard

$15,000

Benefits Include:

  • Sponsor the official lanyard worn by all AFM attendees, the perfect billboard during the show. Company logo screen printed in one color
  • Advertisement in AFM Show Directory
  • 2 Executive Plus Badges

Wi-Fi Landing Page

$10,000

Benefits Include:

  • Brand the AFM Wi-Fi “Splash Page” at Le Méridien Delfina
  • Sponsor’s artwork to be prominently displayed on Splash page
  • Advertisement in the AFM Show Directory

AFM Step & Repeat

$10,000

Benefits Include:

  • Company logo and AFM logo displayed on the official AFM Step & Repeat sign prominently displayed at Le Méridien Delfina
  • The backdrop for thousands of attendee photos and featured in social media posts
  • 2 Executive Plus Badges

Market Bag Sponsor

AFM23 Market Bag

$15,000

Sponsor the official market bag, given to all AFM attendees.

Benefits Include:

  • Company logo screen printed in one color on one side
  • Promotional video or advertisement on Digital Kiosk
  • Advertisement in AFM Show Directory
  • 2 Executive Plus Badges

Buyers Lounge Sponsor

$15,000

Present your company at the Buyers Lounge, private lounge for accredited buyers to relax between meetings and screenings.

Benefits Include:

  • Naming Rights in print and digital
  • Promotional video or advertisement on Digital Kiosk
  • Signage at the entrance and inside lounge
  • Advertisement in AFM Show Directory
  • Display promotional materials inside lounge

Charging Station Sponsor

$4,000

Present your brand on six charging stations strategically placed throughout the AFM. Our attendees will thank you!

Water Cooler Sponsor

$3,500

Help keep our attendees hydrated throughout the market!. Opportunity for one company to be the official water cooler sponsor. Coolers located in the Press Room, Sponsors Lounge, Buyers Lounge and Buyers & Attendee Registration rooms.

Country of Focus Sponsor

Get the greatest exposure by making your country the main focus at AFM23 with this targeted, high-impact opportunity. Showcase your country’s film and television programs by becoming the official “Country of Focus.”

Benefits Include:

  • Prominent Exhibition Space
  • Dedicated AFM panel session
  • Host a reception for AFM Attendees
  • Inclusion in AFM press releases and digital marketing
  • Extensive branding and visibility in front of your target audience

To inquire about pricing and availability, contact Robin Burt at rburt@ifta-online.org or 1-310-446-1020.