October 31 – November 5, 2023 • Santa Monica

Travel & Resources

Travel & Resources – New


Hotel reservations for AFM 2023 will open along with online registration on July 5.

AFM hotel rates will be published here in mid-June.

Book hotel rooms through AFM to receive the guaranteed lowest rate and maximize your experience by staying at a hotel on the AFM Campus. AFM has partnered with 20 Santa Monica hotels to provide AFM participants with their guaranteed lowest rate. Travel agents do not have access to AFM’s low rates! 

Be aware of fraudulent accommodation providers. 

No travel agent is affiliated with AFM.
No travel agent can offer AFM’s low rates.
No travel agent knows the availability of any hotel during AFM.
All claims by travel agents about affiliation with AFM are NOT TRUE.
Beware – Travel sites that promise low hotel rates for hotel & airfare packages add high fees that eliminate any savings.


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

If you would like to request a Visa invitation letter from AFM, please Click Here.

For information about your Visa invitation request, please e-mail 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.


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.