A record 529 films are confirmed to screen at the 26th American Film Market (AFM), 2-9 November 2005, including a record 382 market premieres.
In addition, 45 films represented at the AFM are Official Selections at AFI FEST presented by Audi, including 43 of the festival’s 70 narrative features, and 2 of its 17 feature documentaries.
“This record breaking market is a testament to the strength of the independent film business around the world,” said Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President, Independent Film & Television Alliance and Managing Director, AFM. “The 45 films at both the AFM and AFI FEST show that the industry sees tremendous value in our festival-market alliance.”
As previously announced, a record 410 exhibitors will take part in the 2005 AFM, making it the largest market in the event’s history. Exhibitors will come from 33 countries, also a record. The 410 exhibitors represent a 15% increase from the 356 companies that exhibited at the November 2004 AFM. The increase is across-the-board, with 24 countries showing an increase in exhibiting companies.
There are 35 languages represented amongst the 529 films, also a record. A selection of notable titles screening at the AFM include:
American Gun with Donald Sutherland and Marcia Gay Harden (Pathé Pictures International) (U.S.); Ask the Dust with Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek (Capitol Films) (U.K.); Brooklyn Rules with Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Mena Suvari (KMI) (U.S.); Conversations with other Women with Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart (Fabrication Films) (U.S.); Duelist with Jiwon Ha and Sungki Ahn (The Core Studio) (KOREA); Ellie Parker with Naomi Watts and Chevy Chase (Dream Entertainment) (U.S.); Entre Ses Mains with Benoît Poelvoorde and Isabelle Carré (Pathé Distribution) (FRANCE); Familia with Sylvie Moreau and Macha Grenon (Christal Films Distribution Inc.) (CANADA); Fierce People with Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland (Lions Gate Films) (U.S.); I giorni dell’abbandono with Margherita Buy and Luca Zingaretti (Adriana Chiesa Enterprises) (ITALY); Jack-Fruit Thorn Kiss with Tran Hoi Anh Nguyen and Yen Ngoc Duong (Vietnam Media Corp.) (VIETNAM); New York Doll with Arthur “Killer” Kane and Bob Geldof; (Moviehouse Entertainment) (U.S.); October 17, 1961 with Clotilde Courau and Jean-Michel Portal (BAC Films) (FRANCE); The ‘OH in Ohio’ with Danny De Vito and Mischa Barton (Archlight Films) (U.S.); Perhaps Love with Takeshi Kaneshiro and Xun Zhou (Celestial Pictures Ltd) (HONG KONG); Saint Martyrs of the Damned with François Chénier and Isabelle Blais (Max Films International) (CANADA); Sud Express with Gerald Morales and Tino Guimaraes (Sogepaq) (SPAIN); Tsotsi with Presley Chweneyagae and Terry Pheto (The Little Film Company) (SOUTH AFRICA); Twelve and Holding with Conor Donovan and Jeremy Renner (Fortissimo Films) (NETHERLANDS); Unknown with Jim Caviezel and Greg Kinnear (GreeneStreet Films) (U.S.); The White Masai with Nina Hoss and Jacky Ido (Beta Cinema) (GERMANY).
For the full schedule, visit the AFM website.
Posted on October 11, 2005 in News by Film Threat Staff
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