Relying on collaboration, the independent film market continues to grow; and no other point in time does this collaborative spirit reach a higher pinnacle than in November. Every year more than 8,000 industry leaders converge in beautiful Santa Monica, California to share ideas, network, and a love for movies. What results is a conference fecund with both creative and financial progress. Since the conference began in 1981, billions of dollars worth of deals have been sealed for high, medium and low film budget productions in the week long celebration, and, according to the official website, this year is expected to be no different with over $800 million in deals waiting to be made.
Official Website: http://www.americanfilmmarket.com/
When: November 6th through the 13th 2013
Where: Santa Monica, California (Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel & all 21 screens on Santa Monica Promenade)
Registry: There are six different passes available ranging from “Show Floor Day Pass” to the “Platinum All-Access Pass.” According the website, the Executive pass is the best value, offering seven day access to the Show Floor and five day access to the conference series.
Price: Prices are cheaper if you get them before October 18th. Ranging from $250 to $1,395.
Agenda: Daily conference series offer insightful knowledge and information for every aspect of the industry. For example, the second session on Sunday will be discussing the benefits and secrets of successful Crowd Funding. Further, there will be film screenings, seminars, and receptions. Foreign sales agents, distributors and film producers collaborate with buyers and sellers to supply the world market with film product.
Though this is called the American Film Market, it will be hosting people from all over the world. Thankfully AFM has created this insightful 3D map of the Santa Monica film market campus. We highly encourage you to check it out: http://www.americanfilmmarket.com/afm-campus
So why go? The AFM is a unique networking opportunity for anyone in the film industry. It’s more than a film festival; it’s a marketplace where deals are made.
Stay Connected! Join the online community by registering for MyAFM, or like AFM’s facebook page. Contact FilmBudget.com for further information, film budget services worldwide and film production consulting and producer services in advance of AFM.