Production Finance Market
Applications for PFM 2018 are now open.
The Production Finance Market (PFM) is our annual two-day financing event for film and TV Drama, run in association with the BFI London Film Festival.
Now in its 12th 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.
This year the PFM will include High End TV Drama to the lineup. This has come as a direct response to feedback from financiers from the last few years and illustrates the importance of TV Drama within the production community. On top of this, we will also be selecting up to 10 High End TV Drama projects to be fast tracked to the prestigious Content London Drama conference in London in November, an exclusive benefit from attending the PFM.
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 16-17 October 2018 as part of BFI London Film Festival.
Which market strand is for me?
PFM is open to international feature film and TV Drama 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.
Apply to the PFM
Attendance to both markets is by application only. Please follow the link below for more information including our applications forms and event guidelines.
Deadline for applications: 12pm Friday 6 July
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 20 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 information email us.
“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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