Production Finance Market
Applications for PFM 2020 are now open until 6th July
The Production Finance Market (PFM) is our annual two-day financing event for film, run in association with the BFI London Film Festival. The Market will take place from 12-13 October 2020.
Now in its 14th year, the Market has helped forge countless long-term business connections, and is the only event of its kind in the UK.
From encouraging new business relationships to attaching international sales companies and securing various forms of investments in companies and film projects, PFM is invaluable for producers and financiers alike.
The main strand is for projects with budgets above €1m, and the New Talent strand is for projects with budgets below €1m.
With the health and safety of speakers and delegates at the forefront of event planning, event details are yet to be confirmed as Film London monitors the situation and closely follows guidance on social distancing. As such, we are currently exploring all possibilities, which include PFM taking place as a physical event, subject to health guidelines or as a virtual event.
Which market strand is for me?
PFM is open to international feature film projects with a production budget over €1m.
New Talent strand (formerly the Micro Market) is open to feature film projects with a production budget under €1m.
What to expect
The Market launches with a keynote speech delivered by an industry leader. Our 2019 Keynote address was lead by Alison Owen, founder of Monumental Pictures. Past speakers have also included Elizabeth Karlsen, co-founder Number 9 Films, Ben Roberts, director of BFI Film Fund, Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, Alison Thompson, co-founder Cornerstone Films and Danny Perkins, former UK CEO of STUDIO CANAL.
The Market comprises intense networking and pitching meetings between financiers and producers. Taking the form of speed dating sessions, producers have 25 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.
For more details and to apply please go to: http://pfm2020.filmlondon.org.uk/
Applications close on Monday 6 July 2020
The Market is supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the Mayor of London and the BFI London Film Festival.
“I have participated in many major markets over the years and the Film London Production Finance Market is the most impressive of its kind I have ever attended.”
Michael Barker, Co-President Sony Pictures Classics
Applications are now open for this year’s Production Finance Market (PFM), which is set to take place from 12 - 13 October. Now in its 14th year, this year’s Market takes place in unprecedented circumstances, but just as it has done in previous years, the event will adapt to answer the demands of the industry.