This year the American Film Market will launch a new program targeted specifically at film festival professionals called “Festival Focus,” along with the many other screenings, panels, and networking opportunities made available each year at AFM. The American Film Market is a massive yearly industry event that provides a place for deals to be made on films of all stages of development, boasting 2000 new films and projects.
The Festival Focus looks to provide a meeting place for film festival leaders to come together and share knowledge, strategies, and plans for the future. The program will also provide over 400 producers with an opportunity to meet directly with these leaders in the festival world. The sessions will explore and convey operational and curatorial knowledge and best practices in an intimate setting. Planned speakers include Carl Spence, Artistic Director, Seattle International Film Festival; Mark Adams, Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival; Mitch Davis, Co-Festival Director & Co-Director of International Programming, Fantasia International Film Festival and Ted Crockett, Executive Director, Nashville Film Festival.
The American Film Market will take place in Santa Monica, California from November 4 to November 11. Find more information at AFM’s website.