An international event aiming to support independent filmmaking by bringing producers and financers together to foster relationships and source financing for specific projects in the UK.
The Market comprises intense networking and pitching meetings between financiers and producers. Taking the form of speed dating sessions, producers have 30 minutes to impress each financier before moving on to their next meeting.
This streamlined schedule enables producers to meet many more financiers than usually possible. Delegates can also attend expert panel sessions discussing new developments in film.
The Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) is held in association with the BFI London Film Festival.
Over the course of its short history, the PFM has accomplished a lot - from starting new business relationships, to attaching international sales companies, and securing various forms of investments in companies and film projects.
The Market will run 9-11 October 2017 as part of BFI London Film Festival.
This international event aims to support independent filmmaking by bringing producers and financers together to foster relationships and source financing for specific projects.
Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.
This year, PFM is an expanded market, with an integrated Micro Market strand.
Designed specifically for filmmakers with small budgets but big ambitions, the Micro Market stream of Production Finance Market (PFM) gives filmmakers on a budget the chance to meet with financiers looking for projects with a smaller price tag.
The stream is designed to support projects budgeted at levels not currently served by other finance markets, and help filmmakers source finance for specific feature films.
Micro Market looks for filmmaker teams based within the UK or Europe, with a fully-scripted first or second feature ready to be financed and a production budget of under €1m.
Projects that are looking for completion money to deliver their film will also be considered. These projects must be budgeted at €1m or under, and be seeking no more than 20% of their production budget for completion.
It is intended that any selected European filmmakers will be able to access state and/or regional financial assistance to attend the market.
PFM is open to international feature film projects with a production budget over €1m.
Costs associated with eligible projects.