Production Finance Market
An international event that helps support independent filmmaking, the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) brings producers and financers together to foster relationships and source financing for specific projects Held in association with the BFI London Film Festival, the eighth annual Production Finance Market will take place from 15-16 October 2014.
Attendance is available by application only. The PFM is open to producers with feature film projects of €1 million and above aimed at the international theatrical market. Applications are also open for international financiers seeking new projects.
Applications for the 2014 Market have now closed. Many thanks to everyone that applied, we will be in touch soon.
About the Market
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.
Hosting over 800 face to face meetings and a further 300 financier-to-financier meetings over the two days, it is popular with producers and financiers alike and previous delegates have paid overwhelming testimony to the strategic role the market now plays in the annual film calendar.
Producers and financiers 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 meetingParticipants also get the chance to attend panels of industry experts to learn their perspective on new developments in film.
The 2013 market attracted almost €225m of production value, and leading equity, hedge fund, tax, banking, and public and broadcaster financiers. To date, some 50 or more films and companies have benefited directly from the PFM
The 2014 edition will bring more than 100 producers, financiers and new forms of investment together over a two-day period at the Hilton London Tower Bridge in the City of London. This year's event has cross industry support from senior European producers and financiers, The BFI London Film Festival, the BFI, Mayor of London, MEDIA, and UK Trade & Investment.
For further information about the Film London Production Finance Market, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Micro Market
Alongside the 2013 PFM, Film London held its first MicroMarket, a day of meetings between film-makers and financers interested in sourcing projects under €1million.
Back for 2014, this event includes a full day of training in negotiating and deal making for the filmmakers 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.
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