Elevation Pictures from Canada and Mango Films Vietnam are among more than 70 buyers from 28 countries set to attend the AFM for the first-time later this month, according to the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA).
The largest numbers come from the US on 19 companies, China on nine, and Italy and South Korea on four each.
Canada, Germany, Spain, Taiwan, and Vietnam contribute three companies each, while two will attend from each of Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Sweden.
A sampling of the new buyers includes Blue Finch Film Releasing, DREAMAX MEDIA, Eagle Communication Co., Ltd., DYNIT, High Octane Pictures, Indie Rights, Sun Film Group, Tangren Cultural Film Group, Times Film Group, LLC, Vudu, Weltkino Filmverleih GmbH, and Youplanet Pictures.
AFM managing director Jonathan Wolf said, “Every year new distribution companies and platforms are launched, connecting independent films with audiences throughout the world. We look forward to welcoming all to their first AFM.”
The 39th AFM is scheduled to run from October 31-November 7 in Santa Monica.