Production Finance Market returns with applications now open

Latest 23 May 2023

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Film London is delighted to announce the return of the Film London Production Finance Market 2023. Set to take place on 10th and 11th October, at new partner hotel The Thistle in London’s Marble Arch, applications are now open.

The 2022 edition of PFM saw 59 feature film projects presented with a total production value of around €167.5 million. The Market attracted over 180 attendees, facilitating 865 meetings from across the globe with delegates from 15 different countries. Now in its 17th year, the Production Finance Market 2023 will welcome attendees to make those all-important creative and business conversations face to face.

The Production Finance Market is an annual two-day financing event for independent film held during the BFI London Film Festival. The market connects filmmakers and financiers from across the globe through one-to-one meetings as a way to navigate potential business partners and investment. The main strand accommodates feature film projects from established producers, including Animation, with budgets above €1m, while the New Talent strand specifically targets filmmakers on their first feature. Documentaries are also welcome to apply and films reflecting a range of diverse perspectives and stories are positively encouraged.

Demand for content continues to grow, and combined with the capital’s diverse array of talent and stories to be told, Film London’s Production Finance Market is vital in supporting independent cinema in the UK and internationally. As the only event of its kind in the UK, and with the challenges of financing independent film, PFM has become an even more important place and space for filmmakers and producers to meet. For over 16 years the Market has been instrumental in connecting thousands of filmmakers and financiers, instigating introductions and securing finance for some truly great projects. We look forward to welcoming projects and financiers from across the globe again this year, enforcing London’s reputation as a centre for the global film and screen content business.

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

The 2023 edition will continue its international partnerships with Tallinn Black Nights, EAVE, MIFF 37 South, The Netherlands Film Commission, Ontario Creates IFF@TIFF and South Africa’s National Film & Video Foundation whilst also continuing to work with its Spanish and Italian industry colleagues and others across Europe.

The Market is supported by the Department for Business and Trade (DBT), the Mayor of London, the National Lottery through the BFI, and takes place during the BFI London Film Festival. Applications for the PFM close on 14 July

Click here for more information and to apply