The 25th American Film Market opened November 3rd with a record number of exhibitors, buyers, screenings and market premieres.
A record 356 companies will be exhibiting at the world’s largest motion picture trade event, including film and television companies, financial institutions, sponsoring organizations and trade media.
Total attendance is projected to be more than 7,000. Final attendance figures will be announced later in the market.
In addition, a record 459 films in 28 languages, up 19% from February, are slated for screening, including 289 market premieres, also a record.
39 films represented at the AFM are Official Selections at AFI FEST 2004 presented by Audi.
A selection of notable titles being offered at the AFM include: Ken Loach’s AE Fond Kiss (The Works); A Good Woman with Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson (Beyond Films Ltd.); A Love Song for Bobby Long with John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson (Kathy Morgan International); The Assassination of Richard Nixon with Sean Penn and Naomi Watts (Senator Intl.); Beyond The Sea with Kevin Spacey (Element X); Crash with Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle (Syndicate Films International); Hotel Rwanda with Don Cheadle and Nick Nolte (Lions Gate Films International); Zhang Yimou’s House of Flying Daggers (Focus Features); Kinsey with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney (Myriad Pictures); Ladies in Lavender with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith (Lakeshore International); Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons (Arclight Films); Alejandro Amenabar’s The Sea Inside with Javier Bardem (Sogepaq S.A.); The Woodsman starring Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick (Lee Daniels Entertainment).
For more info, visit the AFM website.