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American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2023 running November 31 October - 5 November, 2023  Contact us for advertising options

Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

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Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals.  





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VIDEO: an introduction to EFM by its director Dennis Ruh

Dennis took some time of his busy AFM - in person schedule to introduce EFM and give a helpfull highlights for filmmakers newcommers in Berlin. More timely news on the futures evolution and changes in the Market in the coming weeks... Dennis Ruh has been director of the European Film Market since 2020. He studied cultural sciences, audiovisual communication, social science and history in Bremen, Germany and Valencia, Spain. During his studies, he began working for the Oldenburg Inte...

VIDEO: a quick chat with Vision Films Lise Romanoff about BEZOS making his big debut in the market

Follow Bruno Chatelin walking in and filming Vision Films Suite on the 8th floor at Loews (Las Flores)! A quick & funny chat with Lise Romanoff (Vision Films CEO) about Bezos introduction the world at AFM show with ads and posters everywhere announcing the market premiere.   Feature film based on the book “Zero to Hero”, the true story of Jeff Bezos, a humble but successful Wall Street executive with an idea that would change th...

VIDEO: Film AlUla hosted their first party at AFM

1e15e453-a08e-493e-a51e-2231f4278482.jpg team attended the AFM party for the Film ALULa where Bruno Chatelin met Masha Motamedi on the red carpet. Masha runs the marketing and publicty for Film AlUla (after a successfull run in festival marketing for Dubai Fest and RSIFF). Film AlUla is the film agency of The Royal Commission for AlUla established to promote and support international film and TV production in the County of AlUla located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia. Our aim is to position AlUla as a filming ...

VIDEO: an introduction to the Israel Film Festival by its founder Meir Fenigstein

Bruno Chatelin met with the founder of the Israel Film Festival: Meir Fenigstein, the 35th edition was held in May because of the pandemics, and the next one is scheduled to  return to its november usual slot.Meir tells us a bit about the history of the festival.     Watch the trailer for the previous edition!     ...

VIDEO: riding through LA to the AFM

Great ride from Marina del Rey to Santa Monica Peer and Loews     ...

VIDEO 'In conversation with Clay Epstein' Chairman of the Board of DIrectors IFTA and Film Mode CEO

"It s good to be back"  On the eve of the opening of the 43rd edition of the AFM co founder Bruno Chatelin sat down at Film Mode Entertainment offices (Loews 5th floor 509) with Clay Epstein :  Elected Chairman of the IFTA Board of Directors  and President, Film Mode Entertainment 2 hats, and two responsabilities which he accepted to share with our audience. When asked what would be the best one tip he could gice any new comer to ...

VIDEO: in conversation with Doval Bacall

While focused on working with Super Stars of today, Doval Bacall told Bruno Chatelin ( how he plans to discover, manage, develop, and guide the stars of tomorrow! Discover what he had to say about the development of his new production and studio services House and the success of his Your Script Produced Competition currently wrapping year three.   ...

VIDEO Susan Gorrell Founder of Julien Dubuque Fest in Iowa

In the beginning, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival was an idea, born on the banks of the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. Today, it is internationally recognized as an indie film festival with a keen eye for tomorrow’s talent. Make plans to attend the 12th annual film festival April 26-30, 2023. Susan Gorrell, Executive Director PO Box 735, Dubuque, IA 52004-0735 | Call for ent...

VIDEO: John Fessler Founder 'Across the Globe Film Festival'

Celebrating Filmmakers Across the Globe Film Festival is an international independent film festival co founded by John Fessler, located in New York City. The mission of AGFF is to showcase the filmmakers of tomorrow and to celebrate creativity, diversity, and independence in the art of cinema. AGFF is therefore a monthly film festival with annual screenings of the winners throughout the year. Bruno Chatelin sat down with John to exchange about this new festival.   Meet t...

VIDEO: in conversation with EVA RUIZ DE CHÁVEZ GuadaLAjara Film Festival - GLAFF

FICG in LA transforms itself and becomes GuadaLAjara Film Festival in honor of the two cities that have seen it grow. The festival’s mission is to show the best of Latin cinema and it’s creators, in order to cultivate relationships for a borderless industry. We are seeking to become the bridge that maintains the heritage’s roots and customs from each of the nations involved. Cinema has been a faithful ally and a close witness. It helps us unify and preserve our history and iden...

VIDEO: the Screen party during AFM 2022

Great crowd gathered at the Annenberg Community Beach House ...


VIDEO: Film Mode party with Clay Epstein

Clay Epstein, Founder of the Film Mode sales company, celebrating the 6th year of his company with a very big crowd at the Misfit Bar in Santa Monica.  ...

VIDEO: MobKing Makes World Market Premiere at AFM

Ciro Dapagio (Amazon Prime’s Suitcasing) and Anthony Caliendo  “The Main Man”  with Bruno Chatelin at the after party at The Room! Bruce Soscia (The Families Feud) New Mob Thriller stars James Russo (Donnie Brasco), Ciro Dapagio (Amazon Prime’s Suitcasing), Robert LaSardo (Burn Notice), Oksana Lada (The Sopranos), Artie Pasquale (The Sopranos), Paul Borghese (The Irishman), Stelio Savante (The Sopranos), Antoni Corone (Ba...



Richard Botto, founder and CEO of Stage 32, was chosen by AFM as a 2022 Innovator for the Entertainment Industry

In conversation at the conference he discussed the Stage 32 education partnership with Netflix that has reached over 300,000 viewers, Stage 32’s platform that has reached 1 million members, and the massive shift Stage 32 has helped to democratize the industry.   ...


Kino Lorber has acquired North American distribution rights to the documentary The Super 8 Years, directed by Annie Ernaux

 Documentary That Chronicles the Life and Times of Nobel Prize Laureate Annie Ernaux Opens Theatrically December 16 “An examination of youth, family, travel, and our place in the world… the film plays as one extended memory—sometimes more bitter, sometimes more sweet, always a combination of both.” – Michael Frank, THE FILM STAGE   “A bittersweet look at the passage of time, delivered with a compelling blend of personal intimacy and broader ...

“Production Without Borders” Showcase, featuring moderator Colin Costello, and panelists Eileen Tasca, Golsa Sarabi, Larry Kasan

  Cloud 21 & Kultura PR’s Fifth Annual “Production Without Borders” Showcase During Annual Film Market took place on AFM closing day November 6, 2022   Panel featured Eileen Tasca, Golsa Sarabi, Larry Kasanoff and Michel Shane, with Moderator Reel360’s Colin Costello Cloud 21 International ( and Kultura PR International (  presented the fifth Annual Production Without Borde...

Vault AI - New President, Insights and Strategy

Vault AI, the trailblazing tech and consumer insights firm, has promoted Rachel Krauss to President, Insights and Strategy with immediate effect. The announcement was made today by David Stiff, CEO and co-founder of Vault AI.   In her new role, Krauss leads the insights team and transforms the raw data from Vault AI’s machine-learning models into clear, actionable and valuable insights that clients can easily understand. Based in Los Angeles, the former MarketCast SVP launched the...


Film Mode Entertainment premiered its new Crime Heist Comedy THREE DAY MILLIONAIRE at AFM

  Three Day Millionaire production still Samuel Dore  Film Mode Entertainment (FME) is excited to announce the AFM world market premiere of the new crime heist comedy THREE DAY MILLIONAIRE. The film stars Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Layer Cake,), Jonas Armstrong (Edge of Tomorrow), Robbie Gee (Snatch, Small Axe), James Burrows (This is England) & Lauren Foster. The cast is further bolstered by actors, Meli...


101 Films feature film "Fear the Invisible Man" gets sales traction during AFM

UK-based sales firm 101 Films International, an Amcomri Entertainment company, has today reported international sales of the feature film Fear the Invisible Man, a remake of the HG Wells classic novel The Invisible Man which was first published in 1897.    Recently picked up by 101 Films International, the period action thriller has been acquired by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment companyfor North America, Factoris for France, 101 Film...

First look at "Tales of Babylon" by Pelayo De Lario ahead of the Market Premiere

Crime Thriller, Second film I 120 mn I UK October 2022 I Groucho Arts Ltd I Available for worldwide sales
Synopsis:  In this ultra-hip crime thriller, X and Y are two hitmen which storyline is interwoven with other two hitmen: Mother Nature and The Professional. The lives of these hitmen, a bartender, a kid, her brother, and their gangster leader grandfather intertwine in these wild tales of violence, family and redemption.  In this tale of family, crime, and violence in London,...

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Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

2019 Complete Coverage


Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
Pre roll newsletter N° 2  
Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4)  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) Closing

AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 I  OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1

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AFM 2015:   Newsletters N° 1 I N°2 I N°3 I N°4 I N°5 I N°6  N°7 I N°8N°9 I N°10
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