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 last Production Finance Market took place from 12-13 October 2020.
Now in its 14th 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 main strand is for projects with budgets above €1m, and the New Talent strand is for projects with budgets below €1m.
Which market strand is for me?
The PFM is open to international feature film projects with a production budget over €1m.
The New Talent strand is open to feature film projects with a production budget under €1m.
What to expect
The Market launches with a keynote speech delivered by an industry leader. Our 2019 Keynote address was lead by Alison Owen, founder of Monumental Pictures. Past speakers have also included Elizabeth Karlsen, co-founder Number 9 Films, Ben Roberts, director of BFI Film Fund, 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 25 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. Delegates can also attend expert panel sessions discussing new developments in film.
Applications are not yet open for 2021.
You can find out about our next Production Finance Market first by signing up to our mailing list.
The Market is supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the Mayor of London and the BFI London Film Festival.