NOVEMBER 6 - 13, 2019 • SANTA MONICA

Top 10 Reasons to Attend AFM

  1. Connect with 400+ distributors and 1,000+ production companies along with 8,000+ filmmakers, producers, writers and other industry professionals from 80+ countries.
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  3. Discover 2,000+ new films and projects in every state of development and production. 21 of the last 35 Academy Award “Best Picture” winners have come out of AFM.
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  5. Hear 100+ executives, visionaries and thought leaders at AFM’s Conferences and Roundtables. Get practical takeaways that you can use immediately to grow your business or career. Conferences will cover China, Pitching Essentials, Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace, Working with Sales Agents, Film Financing and more.
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  7. Attend 700+ screenings, including 100+ world premieres. With 30 theatres running non-stop, 30 new films start every two hours!
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  9. Gain access to billions in buying power. AFM participants spend over US$3 billion annually producing new films.
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  11. The AFM is six months after Cannes, the longest gap between film markets. Everyone who attends is ready for a vibrant market.
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  13. Location. Location. Location! Hollywood is home to more film industry companies and professionals than any other region in the world. And Santa Monica offers outstanding restaurants, pubs and shopping, and its beautiful sunsets along the beach.
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  15. The best deals are done face-to-face. And AFM participants are motivated and serious about doing business. They’ve invested time and money to travel to Santa Monica.
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  17. Everyone is at AFM. Meet more decision makers in one week than you could see all year.
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  19. More centralized than Cannes… better weather than Berlin… no festival distraction… AFM is the easiest market for the film industry to do business.