The 2012 American Film Market gets underway tomorrow with more than 120 new buying companies and a 10% increase in buyers, organizers say. The 2,000-plus projects set for the annual Santa Monica confab October 31-November 7 will be on offer from the roughly 350 companies that are exhibiting. Hurricane Sandy‘s impact on attendance is still unclear: AFM said Monday that arrivals for about 15 companies may be delayed due to the storm. “It’s primarily New York-based companies or those connecting through New York from Europe,” an AFM spokesperson said. More than 440 motion pictures — including 82 world premieres and 327 market premieres from more than 70 countries — are scheduled to screen over the eight days. Films premiering include ones starring Annette Bening, Helena Bonham Carter, Chow Yun-Fat, Jennifer Connelly, Roman Coppola, Elle Fanning, James Franco, Christina Hendricks, Dustin Hoffman, Kate Hudson, Julianne Moore, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alexander Skarsgård, Juno Temple, Kristen Wiig and Elijah Wood.