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American Film Market Goes Virtual This November

– American Film Market to connect over 7,000 professionals from 70 countries globally

– Asia TV Forum & Market comes back this December 2021.


American Film Market is an annual event connecting professionals from the film industry. Music Press Asia

The American Film Market® (AFM®) will move its 2021 edition entirely online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) in a recent announcement.

An equivalent event to the Asia TV Forum & Market here in Asia, the film industry in the U.S is a global five-day event which sees over US$1 billion in production and distribution deals closed every year.

AFM 2021 will go entirely ‘online’ will be held Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5 . Program at AFM 2021 will be featuring Industry Offices, Screenings, Conferences, Panels and Workshops, the Networking Pavilion, LocationEXPO, and more.

“We wish we could welcome the global industry back to Santa Monica but travel regulations, increased concerns about coronavirus variants around the world, and government restrictions on the ground prevent us from moving forward,” said Michael Ryan, Chairperson, IFTA and Partner, GFM Films.

“However, IFTA is thrilled to host the market the industry expects – where no one will be excluded and all of our stakeholders can immerse themselves for five days dedicated to deal making, discovery, education, and reconnecting.”

Being the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world, its annual event sees over 7,000+ professionals from 70+ countries gained access to global catalogue of films and projects, attend world class conferences, and connected with decision makers in the industry.

The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance®.

With US$295, the AFM is offering one-year subscription to Cinando’s industry database and all virtual access to conferences, workshops and panels for three months after AFM. Registration to attend its five-day online event is now open.

Event updates will be announced regularly via email, social media, and the AFM Website.

Related news: Asia TV Forum & Market 2021 (ATF) this year will have a hybrid edition, ATF in-person will take place from 1 – 3 December 2021 in Marina Bay Sands (Singapore). ATF Online+ will go online from 1 December 2021 until June 2022.

ATF 2021 is now accepting projects for their pitching sessions; ATF Chinese Pitch (until 30 September 2021), ATF Animation Pitch, and ATF Formats Pitch (both until October 1st, 2021). For rules and eligibility, check out ATF’s website or Asian Film Festivals.

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