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Call for applications launched for two finance markets this October

Date posted: 18.05.2015

Dedicated to ensuring strong film ideas have exposure to finance, we've announced a call for applications for two finance markets to place in London this October.

The ninth Production Finance Market (PFM) and the third Micro Market will both take place 13th and 14th October in association with the BFI London Film Festival.

"PFM and Micro Market exemplify our commitment to bringing together ideas, talent and finance while solidifying London's position as a key global sales hub," says Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission.

About the PFM

The only event of its kind in the UK, the PFM is open to experienced producers from across the globe who are seeking to pitch projects budgeted at €1m and above to international financiers.

Last year's PFM attracted projects with a collective production value of over €235m, and since the event launched in 2007 over 60 projects have secured finance and gone into production as a direct result of the PFM, with countless more new relationships forged.

The deadline for applications to attend this year's PFM is 3 July. 

About Micro Market

Modelled on PFM, Micro Market gives filmmakers on a budget the chance to meet with financiers looking for projects with a small price tag.

The event not only offers filmmakers the opportunity to build relationships with financiers, distributors and sales agents, but also provides them with training, one-to-one mentoring on script, budget and marketplace and support from industry professionals on how to package their projects and make the perfect pitch.

In order to apply to attend the Micro Market, producers must be based in the UK and have a fully-scripted first or second feature ready to be financed, with a production budget of up to €1 million.

Deadline to apply is Monday 29 June.

And there's more...

This year we've forged new partnerships that are linked to both PFM and Micro Market.

The first is a pilot project with the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), which aims to give two UK producers a major boost by offering them invaluable access to the prestigious No Borders International Co-Production Market.

Fast tracking to festival success

The second new project, dubbed 'TRL Espresso', will see one new production selected at Trieste Film Festival's When East Meets West (WEMW) in January 2016 and fast tracked to the New Cinema Network (NCN) at Rome International Film Festival and our very own PFM in autumn 2016.

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