LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2015 American Film Market (AFM) has unveiled several new initiatives ahead of this year’s event. These include the addition of two new conferences: The AFM China Conference and the AFM Festival Conference. Additionally, Carousel Cocktails will offer producers and filmmakers new networking opportunities and, for the first time, AFM and Cinando are providing all registered participants with a one-year, full access subscription to the Cinando web and apps.
AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf said: “These programs are part of our ongoing mission to provide participants with enhanced access to the global film industry, exclusive content and education, and unique and memorable networking opportunities. From insights on China to cocktails on the Santa Monica pier to year-round connections through Cinando, participants will have more new benefits than ever before.”
The AFM China Conference on Friday afternoon, November 6th, will present leaders from all sectors of China’s film industry as they explore and reveal how producing, marketing and distributing in China differs from the West. Everything from talent and crews to culture and restrictions to platforms and windows will be covered.
The AFM Festival Conference sponsored by FilmFreeway, on Monday, November 9th, will provide a thorough understanding of how to work with and position festivals in a film’s production and marketing strategy.
The AFM Conference Series will run from Friday, November 6th through Tuesday, November 10th and will also include Conferences on Finance, Pitching, Production and Distribution.
The AFM will also host the world’s producers during four themed networking receptions at the historic Merry-Go-Round on the Santa Monica Pier. AFM’s Carousel Cocktails will provide a unique and memorable experience as participants connect and relax at the beach. The 2015 AFM Carousel Cocktails are:
Genre Night - Saturday, November 7th
Meet the Festivals - Sunday, November 8th
Micro-Budget Night - Monday, November 9th
Closing Night - Tuesday, November 10th
For the first time at any market or festival, every AFM 2015 participant will receive a one-year subscription to Cinando, the international online networking tool and festival database. Cinando provides its users with contacts, films, projects in development, screening schedules during major film markets and the Cinando screening room with “Market Catch-up” screenings.
The AFM will take place at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The Conference Series will be at Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel.
About the American Film Market
The global film industry converges annually at the AFM, for eight days of deal-making on films in every stage of development and production, along with screenings, conferences, networking and parties. The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance® the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television industry.