Applications for PFM 2022 are now closed.

The Production Finance Market (PFM) is our annual two-day financing event for film, run in association with the BFI London Film Festival. The Market will take place in person from 11-12 October 2022.

Now in its 16th 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.

The PFM is focused on feature film projects, including Animation and feature documentaries and has two distinct strands.

Which market strand is for me?

The main strand of the PFM is for projects with budgets above €1m and focuses on curated one-to-one meetings.

The New Talent strand (NTS) is for feature projects with budgets below €1m and includes pitch training and project mentoring as part of its programme.

Please note for documentary projects only: if you are applying to the New Talent Strand due to your budget being lower than €1m, but you feel your experience level may be suited to the Main market, you will have an option to specify if you would also like your application to be considered for the Main market.

What to expect

The Market includes a keynote speech delivered by an industry leader. Our 2021 Keynote address was delivered by award-winning producer Paul Webster. Past speakers have included screenwriter, producer and director James Schamus, Alison Owen, founder of Monumental Pictures, Elizabeth Karlsen, co-founder Number 9 Films, Ben Roberts CEO of the BFI, Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, Alison Thompson, co-founder Cornerstone Films and Danny Perkins, former 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 around 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.

PFM continues its international partnerships with EAVE, MIFF 37ºSouth, The Netherlands Film Commission and Ontario Creates IFF@TIFF, South Africa’s National Film & Video Foundation and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in addition to a new partnership with The New Black Film Collective (TNBFC) in 2022. PFM also continues to work with its Spanish and Italian industry colleagues and others across Europe.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

The Market is supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the Mayor of London and the BFI London Film Festival.