Over 7,000 industry professionals from more than 70 countries come together every November for the American Film Market® (AFM®), the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world.
AFM 2023 will run over the course of five days, October 31 - November 5, in Santa Monica, CA. This year will mark our 44th market.
Unlike a festival, AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. More than US$1 billion in deals are sealed every year — on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.
At AFM, participants can discover the entire global catalogue of available films and projects, attend best-in-class class conferences, roundtables, and more all while connecting with the independent film community’s decision makers in one convenient location.
Launched in 2017, LocationEXPO®, takes place inside the AFM over four days of the market. More than 60 Film Commissions, Government Agencies, Production Facilities and Services from around the globe with a combined offering of billions of dollars in production incentives participate making it an indispensable resource for AFM attendees to learn and gather information about locations, production incentives, services, and resources available to their projects and films worldwide.
The Film Catalogue® is IFTA's online database and the go to independent film industry resource with up-to-date information on thousands of projects and films available at all major markets, including AFM, EFM, FILMART and Cannes. Buyers can read synopses, view cast, production credits and posters, watch trailers, and easily search by production status, genre, language, director, cast, company and title.