AFM top brass claimed this year’s event, which wraps on November 13, registered a 3% gain in

Buyer attendance at this year’s AFM gained 3% on 2012 while the number of participants affiliated to exhibitors dropped 9%.

According to the organisation there were 779 buyers. Exhibitor attendance delivered 357 from 33 countries and the number of exhibitor-affiliated participants reached 2,807.

Attorneys, bankers, festival programmers, film commissioners, film-makers, financiers, producers, writers and representatives of post-production facilities and studio facilities finished at 2,606, up 21% from last year.

Overall the market drew 7,876 participants, up 2% from 2012. The AFM Conference Series (Anne Marie Gillen, pictured) drew roughly 700 people a day.

The AFM screened 402 films with 327 market premieres, 76 world premieres and a total of 627 screenings across the AFM Campus in Santa Monica.

The 16 inaugural AFM Producers Forum sessions covered topics like China, the US Guilds and the role of the producer.