NOVEMBER 9 - 13, 2020 • ONLINE

Stage Schedules

Stage Schedules

AFM 2020 Program Ledgend

Conferences

Conferences

Offer attendees knowledge, insight and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts.

Panels

Panels

Open-ended discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues.

Workshop & Classes

Workshops & Classes

Taught by industry experts and college professors. Topics range from writing to budgeting to production incentives.

Conversations & Podcasts

Conversations & Podcasts

Dynamic one-on-one discussions with industry trendsetters.

Presentations

Presentations

Hosted and programmed by participating companies and organizations.

8:00 am

EUROPE! How to Co-Produce Between the US and Europe?
presented in partnership with the European Film Promotion (EFP)
STAGE ONE: PANEL
Cinema Exhibition in Nigeria: Before and After the Pandemic
presented in partnership with the Nigerian International Film Summit (NIFS)
STAGE TWO: PANEL

9:30 am

THE FUTURE OF FILM CONFERENCE
Keynote Conversations with Mark Gill, President and CEO, Solstice Studios; and Elissa Federoff, President of Theatrical Distribution, NEON
STAGE ONE
Global Sales and VOD
presented in partnership with The Film Collaborative
STAGE TWO: PANEL

11:00 am

THE FUTURE OF FILM CONFERENCE
Breaking The Mold: Using Artificial Intelligence to Inform Success
STAGE ONE
California: The State of On Location Filming
presented by the Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS)
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

12:30 pm

TBA
presented by JETRO
STAGE ONE: PRESENTATION
Spotlight on Russia
Meet Russian Content at AFM 2020

presented by ROSKINO
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

2:00 pm

Screenwriting on a Micro-Budget: How to Make an Impact With Your Story While Embracing Limitations
presented by Show Don’t Tell Podcast
STAGE ONE
The Wow-effect of Russian Movies’ Marketing Localization
presented by ROSKINO
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

3:30 pm

Discover New Voices
presented in partnership with WINSTON | BAKER
STAGE ONE: WORKSHOP
The Director/Producer Relationship
STAGE TWO: PANEL

5:00 pm

Discover New Voices
presented in partnership with WINSTON | BAKER
STAGE ONE: WORKSHOP
The Changing Entertainment Landscape
presented by Variety
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

6:30 pm

TBA
TBA

8:00 am

Festivals, Markets and Streaming in the New World
presented by Filmocracy
STAGE ONE: PRESENTATION
Spotlight On: Production in Alberta
presented by the Calgary Film Centre
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

9:30 am

PITCH CONFERENCE
Pitching Essentials: The Two-Minute Pitches
STAGE ONE
Made by Africans, Watched by the World
STAGE TWO: PANEL

11:00 am

PITCH CONFERENCE
Pitching Essentials: The Two-Minute Pitches
STAGE ONE
Making the Leap from Indie Films to Studio Features
presented by The Filmmakers Podcast
STAGE TWO

12:30 pm

PITCH CONFERENCE
Pitching Essentials: The Two-Minute Pitches
STAGE ONE
Building a Marketing Toolkit for Independent Filmmakers
STAGE TWO: WORKSHOP

2:00 pm

Brainstorming Through The Block: A Writers Workshop
STAGE ONE
Raising Money in a COVID World & The Future of Film Distribution
presented by The Indie Film Hustle Podcast
STAGE TWO

3:30 pm

TBA
High Concept and Low Budget: Using the Writers Guild of America Low Budget Agreement in Uncertain Times
presented in partnership with the WGAW
STAGE TWO: WORKSHOP

5:00 pm

Producing Comedy in Today’s Hollywood, A Serious Business
presented in partnership with The Producer’s Guide: Todd Garner & Hollywood’s Elite Podcast
STAGE ONE
New Zealand: Challenges and Opportunities for Film in a COVID World
presented in partnership with the Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand
STAGE TWO: PANEL

6:30 pm

TBA
Navigating and Negotiating Intimacy on Set
presented in partnership with SAG-AFTRA
STAGE TWO: PANEL

8:00 am

Diverse, Dynamic, Sustainable: Evolution of a European VoD Sector
presented in partnership with EUROVOD
STAGE ONE: PANEL
Blockchain Streaming Platforms
presented in partnership with the Blockchain Global Entertainment Alliance
STAGE TWO: PANEL

9:30 am

FINANCE CONFERENCE
Producing Without a Completion Bond
STAGE ONE
Creating New Opportunities for Independent Writers and Producers
presented by Apojo Publications
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

11:00 am

FINANCE CONFERENCE
Low Budget Films with Huge Profit Potential
STAGE ONE
The Keys to Crowdsourcing 
STAGE TWO: CLASS

12:30 pm

FINANCE CONFERENCE
Managing Financial Risk from Script to Screen
STAGE ONE
Facts Matter: Health & Science Accuracy Onscreen
presented in partnership with USC Annenberg Hollywood, Health & Society
STAGE TWO: CLASS

2:00 pm

The Art of Cinematic Superstructure: A Writers Workshop
STAGE ONE
The Virtual Marketplace: Buying and Selling Films in an Online World
presented by RightsTrade
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

3:30 pm

Directing a Blockbuster Film on an Indie Budget
presented by Film Riot Podcast
STAGE ONE
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Contracts Made Easy
presented in partnership with SAGindie
STAGE TWO: WORKSHOP

5:00 pm

How To Budget A Film
STAGE ONE: CLASS
German Sales Agents Present: Upcoming Films from Germany
presented by German Films, Service + Marketing 
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

6:30 pm

TBA
Can’t Skip Filming in Portugal
presented by the Portugal Film Commission
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

8:00 am

What Types of Film and TV Content Performs Best on SVOD?
STAGE ONE: CLASS
How Do I Make the Most Out of My Free Cinando Account?
presented by Cinando
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

9:30 am

PRODUCTION CONFERENCE
How to Secure the Right Cast for a Greenlight
STAGE ONE
U.S. Film Incentives: From Application to Audit
presented by Media Services Payroll
STAGE TWO: PANEL

11:00 am

PRODUCTION CONFERENCE
Pandemic Production Challenges & Solutions
STAGE ONE
The Black List Can Change Everything About How You Find Future Projects. Find Out How.
presented in partnership with The Black List
STAGE TWO: PANEL

12:30 pm

PRODUCTION CONFERENCE
What’s Working in the Pre-Sales Marketplace?
STAGE ONE
TBA
presented by the Polish Film Institute
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

2:00 pm

Writing Compelling Characters: A Writers Workshop
STAGE ONE
A Conversation with Lloyd Kaufman: Make Your Own Damn Movie in 60 Minutes or Less!
presented in partnership with Troma Entertainment
STAGE TWO

3:30 pm

TBA
Who Did I Offend Now? Cultural Competency in Storytelling
presented in partnership with the NAACP
STAGE TWO: PANEL

5:00 pm

The Importance of the Script Supervisor from Pre-Production Through Production
STAGE ONE: WORKSHOP
TBA
presented in partnership with Outfest
STAGE TWO: PANEL

6:30 pm

Independent Filmmaking 101: What You Need to Know to Make a Film That Sells
presented by Half Moon Films
STAGE ONE: PRESENTATION
TBA

8:00 am

Protecting and Increasing Your Revenue: How Do You Control Who Benefits from Your Content Online?
presented by PEX
STAGE ONE: PRESENTATION
Everything You Imagine In One Country: Colombia
presented by Caracol TV
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

9:30 am

DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE
Working with Sales Agents
STAGE ONE
Keep Calm and Carry On Filming
presented in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI)
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

11:00 am

DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE
Deciphering Streaming Models & The Path to VOD Distribution
STAGE ONE
Shooting in Spain
presented by Tour Spain
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

12:30 pm

DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE
Standing Out in the Streaming Game; What Platforms and Audiences Want
STAGE ONE
Distributing & Monetizing Feature Documentaries
STAGE TWO: PANEL

2:00 pm

Navigating a Career in Screenwriting
STAGE ONE: CLASS
Navigating Hollywood During COVID-19 :
How To Find Success For Your Project During A Global Pandemic
presented in partnership with the African-American Film Critics Association
STAGE TWO: PANEL

3:30 pm

Casting Global Talent: Who do Latinx audiences want to see?
presented in partnership with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
STAGE ONE: PANEL
Blockchain Royalties
presented in partnership with Blockchain Global Entertainment Alliance
STAGE TWO: PANEL
Nov 9

8:00 am

EUROPE! How to Co-Produce Between the US and Europe?
presented in partnership with the European Film Promotion (EFP)
STAGE ONE: PANEL
Cinema Exhibition in Nigeria: Before and After the Pandemic
presented in partnership with the Nigerian International Film Summit (NIFS)
STAGE TWO: PANEL

9:30 am

THE FUTURE OF FILM CONFERENCE
Keynote Conversations with Mark Gill, President and CEO, Solstice Studios; and Elissa Federoff, President of Theatrical Distribution, NEON
STAGE ONE
Global Sales and VOD
presented in partnership with The Film Collaborative
STAGE TWO: PANEL

11:00 am

THE FUTURE OF FILM CONFERENCE
Breaking The Mold: Using Artificial Intelligence to Inform Success
STAGE ONE
California: The State of On Location Filming
presented by the Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS)
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

12:30 pm

TBA
presented by JETRO
STAGE ONE: PRESENTATION
Spotlight on Russia
Meet Russian Content at AFM 2020

presented by ROSKINO
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

2:00 pm

Screenwriting on a Micro-Budget: How to Make an Impact With Your Story While Embracing Limitations
presented by Show Don’t Tell Podcast
STAGE ONE
The Wow-effect of Russian Movies’ Marketing Localization
presented by ROSKINO
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

3:30 pm

Discover New Voices
presented in partnership with WINSTON | BAKER
STAGE ONE: WORKSHOP
The Director/Producer Relationship
STAGE TWO: PANEL

5:00 pm

Discover New Voices
presented in partnership with WINSTON | BAKER
STAGE ONE: WORKSHOP
The Changing Entertainment Landscape
presented by Variety
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

6:30 pm

TBA
TBA
Nov 10

8:00 am

Festivals, Markets and Streaming in the New World
presented by Filmocracy
STAGE ONE: PRESENTATION
Spotlight On: Production in Alberta
presented by the Calgary Film Centre
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

9:30 am

PITCH CONFERENCE
Pitching Essentials: The Two-Minute Pitches
STAGE ONE
Made by Africans, Watched by the World
STAGE TWO: PANEL

11:00 am

PITCH CONFERENCE
Pitching Essentials: The Two-Minute Pitches
STAGE ONE
Making the Leap from Indie Films to Studio Features
presented by The Filmmakers Podcast
STAGE TWO

12:30 pm

PITCH CONFERENCE
Pitching Essentials: The Two-Minute Pitches
STAGE ONE
Building a Marketing Toolkit for Independent Filmmakers
STAGE TWO: WORKSHOP

2:00 pm

Brainstorming Through The Block: A Writers Workshop
STAGE ONE
Raising Money in a COVID World & The Future of Film Distribution
presented by The Indie Film Hustle Podcast
STAGE TWO

3:30 pm

TBA
High Concept and Low Budget: Using the Writers Guild of America Low Budget Agreement in Uncertain Times
presented in partnership with the WGAW
STAGE TWO: WORKSHOP

5:00 pm

Producing Comedy in Today’s Hollywood, A Serious Business
presented in partnership with The Producer’s Guide: Todd Garner & Hollywood’s Elite Podcast
STAGE ONE
New Zealand: Challenges and Opportunities for Film in a COVID World
presented in partnership with the Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand
STAGE TWO: PANEL

6:30 pm

TBA
Navigating and Negotiating Intimacy on Set
presented in partnership with SAG-AFTRA
STAGE TWO: PANEL
Nov 11

8:00 am

Diverse, Dynamic, Sustainable: Evolution of a European VoD Sector
presented in partnership with EUROVOD
STAGE ONE: PANEL
Blockchain Streaming Platforms
presented in partnership with the Blockchain Global Entertainment Alliance
STAGE TWO: PANEL

9:30 am

FINANCE CONFERENCE
Producing Without a Completion Bond
STAGE ONE
Creating New Opportunities for Independent Writers and Producers
presented by Apojo Publications
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

11:00 am

FINANCE CONFERENCE
Low Budget Films with Huge Profit Potential
STAGE ONE
The Keys to Crowdsourcing 
STAGE TWO: CLASS

12:30 pm

FINANCE CONFERENCE
Managing Financial Risk from Script to Screen
STAGE ONE
Facts Matter: Health & Science Accuracy Onscreen
presented in partnership with USC Annenberg Hollywood, Health & Society
STAGE TWO: CLASS

2:00 pm

The Art of Cinematic Superstructure: A Writers Workshop
STAGE ONE
The Virtual Marketplace: Buying and Selling Films in an Online World
presented by RightsTrade
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

3:30 pm

Directing a Blockbuster Film on an Indie Budget
presented by Film Riot Podcast
STAGE ONE
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Contracts Made Easy
presented in partnership with SAGindie
STAGE TWO: WORKSHOP

5:00 pm

How To Budget A Film
STAGE ONE: CLASS
German Sales Agents Present: Upcoming Films from Germany
presented by German Films, Service + Marketing 
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

6:30 pm

TBA
Can’t Skip Filming in Portugal
presented by the Portugal Film Commission
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION
Nov 12

8:00 am

What Types of Film and TV Content Performs Best on SVOD?
STAGE ONE: CLASS
How Do I Make the Most Out of My Free Cinando Account?
presented by Cinando
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

9:30 am

PRODUCTION CONFERENCE
How to Secure the Right Cast for a Greenlight
STAGE ONE
U.S. Film Incentives: From Application to Audit
presented by Media Services Payroll
STAGE TWO: PANEL

11:00 am

PRODUCTION CONFERENCE
Pandemic Production Challenges & Solutions
STAGE ONE
The Black List Can Change Everything About How You Find Future Projects. Find Out How.
presented in partnership with The Black List
STAGE TWO: PANEL

12:30 pm

PRODUCTION CONFERENCE
What’s Working in the Pre-Sales Marketplace?
STAGE ONE
TBA
presented by the Polish Film Institute
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

2:00 pm

Writing Compelling Characters: A Writers Workshop
STAGE ONE
A Conversation with Lloyd Kaufman: Make Your Own Damn Movie in 60 Minutes or Less!
presented in partnership with Troma Entertainment
STAGE TWO

3:30 pm

TBA
Who Did I Offend Now? Cultural Competency in Storytelling
presented in partnership with the NAACP
STAGE TWO: PANEL

5:00 pm

The Importance of the Script Supervisor from Pre-Production Through Production
STAGE ONE: WORKSHOP
TBA
presented in partnership with Outfest
STAGE TWO: PANEL

6:30 pm

Independent Filmmaking 101: What You Need to Know to Make a Film That Sells
presented by Half Moon Films
STAGE ONE: PRESENTATION
TBA
Nov 13

8:00 am

Protecting and Increasing Your Revenue: How Do You Control Who Benefits from Your Content Online?
presented by PEX
STAGE ONE: PRESENTATION
Everything You Imagine In One Country: Colombia
presented by Caracol TV
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

9:30 am

DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE
Working with Sales Agents
STAGE ONE
Keep Calm and Carry On Filming
presented in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI)
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

11:00 am

DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE
Deciphering Streaming Models & The Path to VOD Distribution
STAGE ONE
Shooting in Spain
presented by Tour Spain
STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION

12:30 pm

DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE
Standing Out in the Streaming Game; What Platforms and Audiences Want
STAGE ONE
Distributing & Monetizing Feature Documentaries
STAGE TWO: PANEL

2:00 pm

Navigating a Career in Screenwriting
STAGE ONE: CLASS
Navigating Hollywood During COVID-19 :
How To Find Success For Your Project During A Global Pandemic
presented in partnership with the African-American Film Critics Association
STAGE TWO: PANEL

3:30 pm

Casting Global Talent: Who do Latinx audiences want to see?
presented in partnership with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
STAGE ONE: PANEL
Blockchain Royalties
presented in partnership with Blockchain Global Entertainment Alliance
STAGE TWO: PANEL