American Film Market 2020: Digital and new formats

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the U.S. presidential election, AFM has been postponed and shortened by an additional day (it will now run from 9 to 13 November 2020). The film market will now take place in digital format.

With more than 70+ sessions planned, covering topical issues, the focus will be on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global film market. The opening panel discussion will be held under the banner The Future of Film. For the very first time, there will also be a film podcast for selected panel debates. A total of approximately 200 participants will be involved in the conference programme (including hosts and speakers).

German Films at AFM
German Films will be represented at American Film Market 2020 with a digital umbrella booth, with links in place to direct you to the individual participating companies. The following world sales agents have registered: ARRI Media International, Beta Cinema, Films Boutique, Media Luna new films, Picture Tree International, Pluto Film, Rise and Shine World Sales and Sola Media. They will show German films in 16 digital market screenings.

In addition to the umbrella booth and market screenings, German Films will also present two new formats:

Digital showcase of upcoming titles/works-in-progress by German sales agents:
German Sales Agents Present Upcoming Films from Germany
Presented by German Films, Service + Marketing
60 minute presentation featuring clips and personal introductions by the sales agents
Date: Wednesday 11 November between 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. (PST)

Presentation by German Films & Animation Germany:
The new Animation Germany trailer showcasing the latest Animation feature films will also be shown, along with detailed information on ten animated films.

Simone Baumann, Managing Director of German Films, on the AFM 2020: "AFM is one of the world’s most important film markets, and German Films will be supporting the German sales agents with our joint digital stand. In addition to market screenings of German films, for the very first time there will be a presentation of German works-in-progress along with a presentation by the German animation industry, which will be showcasing 10 of its latest productions. We are really looking forward to these new formats and hope to expand them further in future too."

Link to the German Films umbrella booth @AFM:

Contact: Nicole Kaufmann