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Production Finance Market
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An international event that helps support independent film-making, the Film London Production Finance Market brings producers and financers together to foster relationships and source financing for specific projects. Held in association with the BFI London Film Festival, the event has been going strong for seven years. It is the only event of its kind in the UK.
Over the course of its short history, the Production Finance Market 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, previous delegates have paid overwhelming testimony to the strategic role the market now plays in the annual film calendar.
The call for participants for Production Finance Market 2014 will be announced in mid May. For more information contact Jennifer.email@example.com.
Producers and Financers meet
Each year the Market starts off with a keynote speech delivered by a key player in the industry. Past key-note speakers include Director of BFI Film Fund, Ben Roberts and Co-President and Co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics, Michael Barker.
Fired up by the speaker's advice, participants get to business. The event sees over 800 networking and pitching meetings between financiers and producers. Taking the form of "high-end speed dating", producers have just 30 minutes to impress the financiers before moving on to the next meeting..
Participants also get the chance to attend panels of industry experts to learn their perspective on new developments in film.
This event included a full day of training in negotiating and deal making for the film-makers involved, followed by a half a day focused on delivering an effective pitch. Each team also received a mentor for support as they develop their packages for the future. After pitching the film-makers get a debrief session to reflect with their team about their experience and what they learned.
With thanks to the event sponsors and partners
The Film London Production Finance Market is held in association with the BFI London Film Festival and supported by the Mayor of London, the BFI, MEDIA, UK Trade & Investment and peacefulfish. The PFM also has partnerships with the Rome International Film Festival's New Cinema Network, the Melbourne International Film Festival's 37º South Market, the Ile de France Film Commission, the Toronto International Film Festival's International Financing Forum, the Nordic Co-Production Market at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, Rio Filme-Rio Film Commission and PRIMEXCHANGE's Film Bazaar
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