October 31 – November 5, 2023 • Santa Monica

Travel & Resources

Travel & Resources – New


AFM Hotel Reservations is now closed.

If you need assistance with a reservation or have questions about how to book a hotel for the AFM, please send your request to hotels@ifta-online.org.

The Beacon
Santa Monica Hotel
The Pierside Santa Monica
Shutters On The Beach
Viceroy Santa Monica
Shore Hotel
Sea Blue Hotel
Palihouse Santa Monica
Ocean View Hotel
Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites
Hotel Casa Del Mar
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
Hotel Carmel
Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
The Ambrose Hotel
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Courtyard By Marriott Santa Monica
Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica


Thank you for your interest in attending the American Film Market.

Invitations for the 2024 AFM will resume once AFM registration opens in early-Summer of next year.

To learn about Visa & Passport requirements for business travel to the American Film Market, Click Here.

If you have questions, please email Registration@ifta-online.org.


Shuttles: Complimentary shuttle service is available from Lot 4 South to the AFM headquarters from 7:00am to 10:00pm beginning Monday, October 30.

AFM Parking Permit: Special AFM parking permits have been arranged with the City of Santa Monica to provide the convenience of parking with in/out privileges for $90. Pre-ordered parking permits can be picked up with your AFM badge at the Le Méridien Delfina starting Monday, October 30, 2023.

Parking: Due to extremely limited valet parking at the Le Méridien Delfina, the AFM encourages attendees to utilize the public parking options available throughout the city. There are over 6,200 parking spaces near the AFM.

Click Here for AFM Parking Lot recommendations and additional instructions.

AFM Recommended Parking Lots:

Lot 4 South – 2030 Ocean Avenue (1,100 spaces available)

  • This is an AFM Shuttle Stop – serviced by purple route.

Lot 5 South – 2600 Barnard Way (700 spaces available)

  • Use as overflow parking if Lot 4 is full. Adjacent to Lot 4 and a short walk to the AFM Shuttle stop.

South Beach Parking

  • Flat rate of $7 – $12 depending on day with no in/out privileges
  • Operating Hours: Open daily 7am – 6pm*
  • Overnight parking is NOT ALLOWED in either lot.

*General parking at Lot 4 South and Lot 5 South is prohibited from Sunset to Midnight. However, participants who park in either lot will receive an AFM Parking Placard to waive this restriction.

The Placard along with instructions on placement will be distributed at the Le Méridien Delfina, on AFM Shuttle buses along the Purple Route and from kiosk parking attendants at the South Beach Lot. The placard is not a parking permit and will not allow in/out privileges.

Other Public Parking Rates: Hourly rates vary at each lot, ranging from $1 – $3.75 per hour with a maximum daily charge of up to $25. These lots do not offer in/out privileges.


Le Méridien Delfina Hotel
Attendees who purchase a Three Day, Four Day, Executive or Platinum badge receive complimentary Wi-Fi in the Le Méridien Delfina – your passcode and login instructions for Wi-Fi will be given to you at AFM Registration when you pick up your badge. This benefit is not included with the purchase of an individual Day Pass.

Santa Monica
Santa Monica offers free Wi-Fi in 33 “Wi-Fi Hot Spots.” Download a City of Santa Monica Wi-Fi  Hot Spots Map for the Wi-Fi Hot Spots.

Mobile Solutions
The AFM partners with Cellhire to bring you great deals on cell phone rentals and other wireless mobile solutions during the AFM. Cellhire provides equipment delivery to the location of your choice and 24-7 technical support for all rentals.

Go to https://www.cellhire.com/afm for details about Cellhire rates and services.


All AFM participants receive special offers and discounts throughout Santa Monica with their AFM badge. In early October the full list of special offers and discounts will be available at www.SantaMonica.com/afm.