Production Finance Market
Applications for PFM 2017 are now closed.
Production Finance Market (PFM) is our annual two-day film financing event, run in association with the BFI London Film Festival.
Now in its 11th 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 Micro Market strand is for projects with budgets below €1m.
The Market will run 9-11 October 2017 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.
Micro Market is open to European feature film projects with a production budget under €1m.
Attendance to both is by application only. Applications for PFM 2017 are now closed.
What to expect
The Market launches with a keynote speech delivered by an industry leader. Past speakers have included Ben Roberts, director of BFI Film Fund, Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, Alison Thompson, managing director of Sunray Films, Bertrand Faivre, producer and founder of The Bureau 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 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.
Last year's Market attracted more than €222m of production value from leading equity, hedge fund, tax, banking, and public and broadcaster financiers.
For more information email us.
PFM is supported by Creative Europe, the Mayor of London, Creative Skillset, BFI and UK Trade & Investment. The Market is sponsored by MoneyCorp and Schedule 2 and proud to be part of UK FILM.
PFM 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 and the Trieste Film Festival's co-production market When East Meets West.
“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
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