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PFM announces new international partnerships with INCAA, EAVE and Apulia

Date posted: 19.05.2017

This year's Film London Production Finance Market - the UK's only film finance market - takes place from 9-11 October and is now open for applications.

Running during the BFI London Film Festival, the Market connects filmmakers with financiers with the aim of bringing new features into production. The deadline for applications to the Market is 3 July 2017.

This year sees PFM broadening its global reach with three new international partnerships that are set to bring exciting new projects to the event.

New partnerships

The first sees Film London formally partnering with Argentina's National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA). As the agency's strategic Latin American partner, INCAA will identify and recommend promising producers with projects from the region seeking international finance.

Closer to home, PFM has joined forces with EAVE, which will see the feted producers' network working closely with Film London to identify European producers with suitably-developed projects for the London-based Market.

Film London will also work with the Apulia Film Commission, with the Italian agency identifying two projects for this year's PFM and Film London putting forward UK producers who could benefit from attending Apulia's Mediterranean Coproduction Forum.

This year also sees the return of 'TRL Espresso', the tri-partite partnership between Trieste's When East Meets West (WEMW), Rome's MIA|Cinema Coproduction Market and the Production Finance Market. TRL Espresso selects a feature at Trieste, which is fast-tracked through the MIA coproduction market and PFM. Last year's selection, History of Love, was developed through EAVE and produced by Sonja Prosenc and Rok Secen and will start principal photography in June 2017.

Bringing business to London

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: "PFM has always been about bringing the global film business to London, and every year we strive to give filmmakers and financiers access to opportunities and connections they wouldn't get anywhere else. Key to our ongoing success is partnership, so I'm delighted to be welcoming our colleagues from INCAA, EAVE and Apulia to the 2017 edition as we extend our global reach yet further."

The eleventh PFM is open to experienced producers who are seeking to pitch projects budgeted at €1million and above to international financiers. The event's Micro Market strand, meanwhile, is open to films budgeted up to €1m. Micro Market provides the selected filmmakers with a package of training and mentoring in the run-up to the event, covering everything from script and budget advice through to guidance on how to make the perfect pitch.

PFM is supported by Creative Europe, the Mayor of London, Creative Skillset, BFI and the Department for International Trade. The Market is sponsored by Air New Zealand, Compact and Schedule 2 and proud to be part of UK FILM.

The PFM has partnerships with Rome's MIA|Cinema Co-Production Market, the Melbourne International Film Festival's 37º South Market, the Ile de France Film Commission, the Toronto International Film Festival's International Financing Forum, Argentina's National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA), EAVE, Apulia's Mediterranean Coproduction 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.

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