A record 410 exhibitors will take part in the 2005 American Film Market (AFM) scheduled for Nov. 2 to 9 in Santa Monica, making it the largest market in the event's history. Exhibitors will come from 33 countries, which is also a market record.
The announcement was made by Jonathan Wolf, executive vice president of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) and managing director of the American Film Market.
The 410 exhibitors represent a 15 percent increase from the 356 companies that exhibited at the November 2004 AFM. The increase is across-the-board, with 24 countries expanding their presence at the AFM. In addition, new countries attending the AFM this year include Russia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Egypt and Greece.