American Film Market

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The business of independent motion picture production and distribution reaches its peak every year at the AFM, the world's largest film market.

Founded in 1981, the AFM is a pivotal destination for independent film companies and business people from all over the world.  Each year, more than 8,000 industry professionals converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, seminars, premieres and networking.  Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed.  Participants come from more than 70 countries and include buyers, acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers and the world's press.