Production Finance Market
Applications for PFM 2019 are now closed.
The Production Finance Market (PFM) is our annual two-day financing event for film, run in association with the BFI London Film Festival.
Now in its 13th 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.
The Market will run 7-8 October 2019 as part of BFI London Film Festival.
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 2017 Keynote address was lead by Elizabeth Karlsen from Number 9 Films. Past speakers have also included Ben Roberts, director of BFI Film Fund, Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, Alison Thompson, managing director of Sunray Films and Danny Perkins, 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://pfm2019.filmlondon.org.uk/
Applications close on Monday 15 July 2019
“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
Film London was extremely proud to be a part of the festival, from delivering the Production Finance Market and supporting the Mayor of London's Gala, to showcasing new shorts from upcoming filmmakers and seeing so many of our alumni involved across the programme.