Topics for the second annual conference include finance, pitches, marketing, VoD and micro-budget. The AFM is set to take place in Santa Monica from Oct 31-Nov 7.

“We are looking forward to building on the 2011 inaugural, sold-out event by exploring topics that are most relevant to global filmmakers,” Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) evp and AFM managing director Jonathan Wolf (pictured) said.

The AFM’s redesigned website is now operational to coincide with the opening of registration for the autumn event.