American Film Market Launches LocationEXPO

The American Film Market’s inaugural LocationEXPO, taking place at this year’s market, November 1 – 8, will welcome more than 50 Film Commissions and Government Agencies from around the world. LocationEXPO will provide both a face-to-face and online platform to connect Film Commissions, production facilities and services with 7,000+ producers, distributors and industry professionals during the AFM, and more than 100,000 film and television professionals year-round.

Organizations participating at LocationEXPO come from as far afield as Chile, Spain, Norway, New Zealand, Thailand and Russia.

“We are launching LocationEXPO to serve the growing number of Film Commissions that participate at AFM as well as provide access to AFM attendees for Film Commissions that are unable to attend,” Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director of the AFM.


LocationEXPO has three core components:

  • LocationEXPO Branded Space inside the AFM where Film Commissions and companies can meet with AFM’s 7,000+ industry attendees.
  • com home to the world’s locations, incentives, facilities and services.
  • LocationEXPO News, a monthly newsletter launching May 9, sent to 100,000+ film & television industry professionals in 100+ countries that will profile Film Commissions and provide updates on incentives.


Film Commissions from more than 50 countries now participate in the AFM, including, among others, the Colombian Film Commission, FilmLA, Mexican Film Commission, Panama Film Commission, Spain ICEX, Taipei Film Commission, Thai Trade Center, West Virginia Film Office and the New Zealand Film Commission. The diverse participants at LocationEXPO highlight the continuing growth and popularity of AFM among Film Commissions.