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American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2022 running November 1 - 6  November, 2022  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. 

2023: October 31 - November 5  I  2024: November 5 – 10

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





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 AFM Clay mentionned  the webinar "How to work the AFM" a great video which he made with Jean  Prewit (IFTA President) and Walea Constantinau.

Watch the webinar : 

Clay Epstein is the President and owner of Film Mode Entertainment, a worldwide sales and distribution entity with a producer friendly initiative. The company has quickly become competitive with such films as CRYPTO, LITTLE PINK HOUSE, and the upcoming SLAYERS (Thomas Jane, Malin Ackerman and Abigail Breslin).

Previously, as SVP Sales & Acquisitions at Arclight Films, Clay was instrumental in acquiring and representing high profile films such as Paul Schrader’s DOG EAT DOG and the Spierig brothers’ PREDESTINATION. Earlier in his career, he represented prestigious titles including Academy Award winner TSOTSI and THE LAST STATION.  

Clay earned a BA in Fine Arts, from California State University, Northridge.  Currently, he is Chairperson of IFTA (2021-2023 term) and a member of PGA, FIND, and BAFTA LA.


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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
2,000+ new films and projects
1,000+ production companies
400+ distributors
540+ films screened
100+ world premiers 
70+ countries represented
50+ thought leaders speaking
7 days of networking activities
1 beachfront campus that covers it all

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

AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 N°5 I N°6 Focus on ANIMATION  I N°7 I Final wrap
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
AFM 2014:   Newsletters  N°1 N°2 N°3 N°4 N°5 N°6 N°7 N°8


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