AFMA, formerly known as the American
Film Marketing Association, was established in 1980 by a
group of distributors whose main
goal was to expand the independent film business by creating a
world-class trade show, the American
Film Market (AFM). Today, AFMA has evolved into the trade
association for the independent
film and television industry worldwide, while the AFM concurrently
has become the largest international
film market in the world.
Los Angeles, CA (February
5, 2001) – Jonathan Wolf, managing director
of the American
Film Market announced today the complete list of AFM
year, over 385 titles from around the globe will screen at
the AFM, including
238 that have never before screened at a major film market.
In addition, there
will be 21 films screened from this year’s Sundance Film
double award-winner Hedwig and the Angry
Directing Award) and In the Bedroom (Special Jury Prize-Dramatic).
"For the second year
in a row, a vibrant
and healthy independent film industry will bring
nearly 400 films
to the AFM," stated Wolf. "We are thrilled that our industry remains so
robust. It does
create a challenge for the AFM, however. With only 640 screening times,
almost half of the
400 films will only screen once."