The American Film Market is about to launch for year 2013 and the buzz is building to a fevered pitch for just as it has for every year since its founding in 1981. Without question the American Film Market or simply AFM has emerged as the preeminent event in the world of independent film making. It draws from literally around the world everyone involved in the production, post productions, sales and release of independent films of all genres. Film makers, producers, directors, actors, lawyers, distributors, financiers, screen writers and the world media all converge on the beautiful seaside city of Santa Monica, California for this spectacular mega energy event. For this year 2013 it all starts Wednesday, November 6th and runs non-stop until Wednesday, November 13th.
Centered at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel it saturates the entire area. All 21 screens at the Santa Monica Promenade are taken over to screen over 400 films, most of them world or U.S. Premieres. Beyond the screenings there is a series of powerful seminars and plenty of good old fashion networking. In the end it is about deal making and each year brings about $800 MILLION dollars worth of deals sealed at AFM.
It is genuinely the pinnacle of the independent film world and anyone seriously involved in the film industry cannot afford not to be there. For complete details on this amazing event do check out their website at: http://www.americanfilmmarket.com/. I will be there and I will report all that I can as fast as I can but you may want to join me and just feel it all for yourself. There is nothing else like AFM.