Connect and Collaborate

Latest 22 Feb 2022

News Story

From 10 to 17 February, around 10,000 representatives of the international film and media industries – primarily producers, buyers and sales agents, distributors and financiers – came together to network, exchange, inform themselves and do business at the European Film Market (EFM).

To mark EFM, Film London hosted a virtual networking event together with the British Film Commission last week to Connect and Collaborate.

While it was unfortunate that we were unable to meet in person during this year’s EFM, we were hugely excited to bring together our European and international partners and friends to showcase, celebrate and build upon the tremendous work we are doing together, and to provide an opportunity to network informally.

Diversifying Opportunity, European Collaboration and Sustainable Filmmaking

Focusing on key themes including Diversifying Opportunity, European Collaboration and Sustainable Filmmaking, we were delighted to be joined by guest speakers from across the UK’s nations and our colleagues in Europe.

Our thanks go to Allison Dowzell, Screen Alliance Wales, Meghan Beaton, Film Commissioner for Norway, Teresa Azcona, Spain Film Commission and Michelle Whitehead, BAFTA albert.

We were also pleased to welcome Denitsa Yordanova, Head of UK Global Screen Fund who joined us for an informative presentation about the fund.

We really appreciate colleagues talking the time to share their expertise and hope some useful connections were made. We want to sustain and energize our partnerships. We are committed to that creative friendship. Filmmakers aren't interested in borders, they're interested in working together, creating together, in collaborating. We look forward to connecting and collaborating in the months and years ahead.

Adrian Wootton OBE, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission