The American Film Market announced details about AFM 2020 Online, including early exhibitors, plans for its biggest programming initiative to date, and its online platform that features highly engaging networking opportunities. The event will take place wholly online and is set for November 9-13, 8:00AM – 8:00PM PST.
Cornerstone, Fantawild Animation Inc., Filmexport Group, Film France, GAGA Corporation, Gaumont, Highland Film Group, Lionsgate, Millennium Media, Mister Smith Entertainment, Protagonist Pictures, Screen Media, Sierra/Affinity, Solstice Studios, STUDIOCANAL, The Exchange, TrustNordisk, and XYZ Films. The United States has the biggest exhibitor presence with 132 companies followed by Russia, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
The AFM is also bringing its renowned Conference and educational programming online. Attendees will be presented with a record 80+ live sessions and over 200 speakers who will partake in conferences, panels, workshops, conversations and presentations throughout the run of the market as well as have the opportunity to experience anything they miss with on-demand replays.
In keeping with its mission to provide timely guidance, insight, and knowledge, the AFM will present sessions centered on opportunities and solutions for finance, production and distribution in the wake of the pandemic. Panels and presentations in partnership with some of the film industry’s most distinguished organizations and institutions will also take center stage, including AAFCA, BFI, The Film Collaborative, NAACP, NALIP, Outfest, SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie, The Black List, USC Annenberg Hollywood, Health & Society, WGAW, and Winston Baker.
AFM 2020 Online will present an interactive Market experience featuring eight dedicated areas. The Networking Pavilion experience will be a truly unique and engaging destination for attendees as they can explore and join over 100 video discussions with small groups every hour offering tremendous opportunity for the types of “face-to-face” meetings and connections that happen organically on the AFM floor.
Other highlights of the AFM Campus include: MyAFM (Where participants create profiles, discover other participants, send messages, and have Zoom meetings from inside the platform); Industry Offices (where Sales and Production Companies are located), LocationEXPO (home to Film Commissions and Production Facilities); the On-Demand Theatre (to watch Market Screenings); two AFM Stages (for Conferences and Programming); the Info Center (Video chat with AFM customer service team).
As previously announced, all accredited Buyers will receive complimentary credentials to AFM 2020 Online until October 23. Today, more than 1,000 Buyers from 70 countries are confirmed.
More details will be announced in the coming weeks. For online registration and information, visit here.
SOURCE: American Film Market