2014 AFM Conference Series
The AFM Conference Series gives attendees tremendous knowledge, insight, access, value and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts who all converge annually at the AFM.
The AFM Conference Series will take place Friday Nov. 7 – Tuesday Nov. 11, from 9:15am – 12:45pm daily and will include Conferences on Finance, Pitching, Production, Marketing and Distribution. From treatment to screen, it’s all covered!
Doors & Will Call Open at 8:00am
Conference Hours: 9:15am - 12:45pm daily
Fairmont Hotel, Starlight Ballroom - 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
See the AFM Campus Map.
Friday, November 7
Leading CEOs, filmmakers, financiers and studio executives converge to explore the state of independent film financing, emerging trends, where the money is, new opportunities and incentives, and what the future holds.
A good pitch can get a bad film made and a bad pitch can leave a terrific project languishing on the shelf. Pitching is part art (it’s creative), part science (needs to follow a tight script) and part salesmanship. Conference attendees will first learn the essential rules and tools of pitching from the experts. Then, volunteers selected in advance (you?) will pitch a panel of Hollywood decision makers. They will give unvarnished feedback on each pitch - saying what worked, what didn't, and why.
To be considered to pitch on stage, you will need to submit a 2-minute video pitch. For details on how to submit your pitch, read AFM Pitch Conference Guide To Creating An Effective Video Pitch.
Stephanie Palmer, Good in a Room
Sunday, November 9
Monday, November 10
Connecting with and engaging the audience in authentic, creative ways is critical. Word-of-mouth and friend recommendations can make or break the box office results. The gurus behind the most successful and innovative new media marketing campaigns discuss reinventing the marketing wheel, explore how the consumer can be the most effective marketing tool and reveal how to win over the broadest possible audience.
Tuesday, November 11
Why make a film if no one will see it? Industry leaders disclose their successful strategies for managing and monetizing the proliferation of global platforms and changing release strategies. They will also separate fact and fiction about limited & specialized releases, film festivals and straight-to-VOD.
The AFM Conference Series will be held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica.
Doors & Will Call Open at 8:00am – Conference Hours: 9:15am - 12:45pm daily
Conference tickets may be ordered with or without an AFM pass. See Attendee Packages & Pricing for more information.