2015 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. 6 – Tuesday Nov. 10, 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 6
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.
Saturday, November 7
A good pitch can get a bad film made while a bad pitch can leave a terrific project languishing on the shelf. Pitching is part art (it’s creative), part science (it needs to follow a tight script) and part sales (you have to wow them). Conference attendees will first learn the essential rules and tools of pitching from the experts. Then, volunteers selected in advance (you?) will pitch to a panel of Hollywood decision makers. They will give unvarnished feedback on each pitch - explaining 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.
Sunday, November 8
Monday, November 9
The AFM Festival Conference will provide a thorough understanding of how to work with and position festivals in the production and marketing strategy. Discussions will include the festival circuit and how to evaluate which festival is best for a specific film, submission tactics including do’s & don’ts and strategies to maximize a film’s selection before and during a festival.
Tuesday, November 10
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.
Speakers are announced as confirmed on this page, AFM’s Facebook page, and MyAFM.
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.