American Film Market Unveils Screening Line-Up Including World and Market Premieres

Global stars featured include Alec Baldwin, Gerard Butler, Bryan Cranston, Penelope Cruz, Elle Fanning, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Demi Lovato, David Oyelowo, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Noomi Rapace, and J.K. Simmons, amongst others.


The American Film Market (AFM®) has announced its list of films screening on 11th October, 2016, including 71 world and 250+ market premieres, for the upcoming edition running November 2-9 in Santa Monica. Over 300 films are scheduled to be screened with more titles to be confirmed as the market approaches.

World Premieres will include: sci-fi thriller WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY (SND M6 Group) with Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, and Willem Dafoe; the animated musical CHARMING 3D (SC Films International) with voices by Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale, and Avril Lavigne; animated feature BALLERINA (Gaumont) with voices by Elle Fanning and Dane DeHaan; and SWING STATE (VMI Worldwide) starring Taryn Manning, Billy Zane, Sean Astin, Angela Kinsey.

Films making their market debut at the AFM include: coming-of-age drama COMING THROUGH THE RYE (Bleiberg Entertainment), starring Alex Wolff and Chris Cooper; LADY MACBETH (Protagonist Pictures) starring Florence Pugh; Rod Smith’s EAT LOCAL (GFM Films) starring Charlie Cox, Mackenzie Crook, and Dexter Fletcher; James Franco’s IN DUBIOUS BATTLE (AMBI Distribution); AND PUNCHING THE CLOWN (Octane Entertainment) starring Henry Phillips, J.K. Simmons, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman; Lone Scherfig’s THEIR FINEST (HanWay Films) starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy; fall-festival favorite, BRIMSTONE (Embankment Films) starring Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Kit Harrington; Anne Hathaway-starrer COLOSSAL (Voltage Pictures); THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE (XYZ Films) starring Kellan Lutz; Academy Award-nominated Fernando Trueba’s THE QUEEN OF SPAIN (Myriad Pictures) starring Penelope Cruz; and hand-drawn animation feature ETHEL & ERNEST (Little Film Company), with voices by Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn and Luke Treadaway.