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 and will include Conferences on Finance, China, Pitching, Production, Festivals and Distribution. From treatment to screen, it’s all covered!
Fairmont Hotel, Starlight Ballroom - 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
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Doors & Will Call open at 8:00am
Friday, November 6 – 9:15am - 12:45pm
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.
Friday, November 6 – 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Production… Marketing… Distribution… Leaders from all sectors of China’s film industry will explore and reveal how producing, marketing and distributing in China can be different than the west. From talent and crews to culture and restrictions to platforms and windows, everything will be covered.
Saturday, November 7– 9:15am - 12:45pm
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– 9:15am - 12:45pm
Monday, November 9– 9:15am - 12:45pm
The AFM Festival Conference will provide a thorough understanding of how to work with and position festivals in a film's production and marketing strategy. Discussions will include 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– 9:15am - 12:45pm
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.
Conference tickets may be ordered with or without an AFM pass. See Attendee Packages & Pricing for more information.