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AFM Expands LocationEXPO – 60+ Film Commissions to Partake

AFM Expands LocationEXPO – 60+ Film Commissions to Partake



Los Angeles, CA – October 24, 2018 – LocationEXPO®, launched in 2017, will have an even bigger presence at this year’s American Film Market. Taking place over four days of the market – November 3 – 6 – more than 60 Film Commissions, Government Agencies, Production Facilities and Services from around the globe with a combined offering of billions of dollars in production incentives, are confirmed to participate.

LocationEXPO will be located in a dedicated exhibition space within the Loews Hotel making it an indispensable resource for AFM attendees to learn and gather information about locations, production incentives, services, and resources available to their projects and films worldwide.

LocationEXPO participants to include:

AFCNET (Asian Film Commissions Network)

Arizona Office of Film and Digital Media

Big Bend Film Commission

Calgary Film Center

Castilla La-Mancha Film Commission

City of San Diego

Creative Romanian Filmmakers

DITP, Royal Thai Government, Thai Trade Center

Dominican Republic Film Commission

Durban Film Office

Estonian Film Institute

Film Development Council of the Philippines

Film Fiji

Film in Georgia

Film in Lithuania

Film in Nepal

Film Oasis, Greater Palm Springs CVB

Film Shasta


Films from Israel


HANN Media

Honolulu Film Office

Kentucky Film Office

Korea Film Commissions & Industry Network

Louisiana Film Office

LTD “Grandma Enterprise”

Malta Film Commission

The Mandy Network

Maui County Film Office

Media Services Payroll

Moscow Film Commission

Nevada Film Office

New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission

Oklahoma Film + Music Office

Ontario International Airport

Panama Film Commission


Polish Film Institute

Prosight Insurance

Riverside County Film Commission

Romanian Creative Industries Federation

The Royal Film Commission –Jordan

San Antonio Film Commission

Screen Brussels

Seoul Film Commission

Shooting in Spain

Southern Kentucky Film Commission

State of Hawaii Creative Industries

Taipei Film Commission

Thailand Film Office, Department of Tourism

Trade and Industry, South Africa

Vilnius Film Cluster

Visit Big Bend

Wardour Studio

About the American Film Market®

The American Film Market (AFM®) is the world’s largest motion picture business event. Over 7,000 industry leaders from more than 80 countries converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, conferences, networking and parties. Participants include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.

Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace – with over 200,000 square feet of exhibition space – where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than US$1 billion in deals will be sealed – on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.

Participants may view more than 500 screenings of 300+ films – 29 new films every two hours – the majority world or U.S. premieres. Titles range from big budget blockbusters that will be released by the major studios to lower budget art and genre films recognized at international film festivals.

About the Independent Film & Television Alliance®

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) is the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television programming industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IFTA represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 145 Member companies in 22 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, and financial institutions engaged in production finance. Collectively, IFTA Members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year, generating more than $4.5 billion in distribution revenues annually. For more information on IFTA, please visit www.IFTA-online.org


Nic LaRue Nic LaRue is the owner of FilmSnobbery, is an advocate and passionate speaker for indie film, a film reviewer, and the host of the web broadcast series FilmSnobbery Live! Nic also offers his services as an independent film consultant whose passion is giving a voice to independent content creators.


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