UPstream is an innovative IP Market launched by Film London 2019. Taking place over one day, the event facilitates roundtable pitches and one-to-one meetings between IPsters (IP holders), presenting new and exciting IP projects at a very early stage, and UK Film and TV production companies, sales agents, distributors, agents and publishers.

UPstream reflects and caters for the screen industries’ ever-changing landscape, upholding London’s reputation as a global destination for content and production. Some of London’s leading companies threw their weight behind the one-day event including Lionsgate, Bankside, All3media and All3media International, West End Films, Red Arrow and The Guardian documentaries team.

UPstream will be back in February 2022 and, as with most international events happening in the current landscape, will take place online, enabling us to have a wider international roster of under-the-radar IPsters presenting new IP projects available for development and adaptation to TV drama and/or feature film.

The event is invitation-only.

Last year our attending producers said:

  • ”An innovative and forward-thinking event which really captures the direction the audiovisual sector is taking and which positively impacted the way in which we think about our business."
  • ”A unique opportunity to hear about a range of projects at an early stage.”
  • ”Bridging the gap between two sides of IP streams.”
  • ”Fascinating breadth of content and contact."

Enid Zentelis’ podcast series, How My Grandmother Won WWII secured a development deal with (Red Arrow Studio’s) Kinetic Content to develop as a scripted project at UPstream 2021.

Enid said: "I am deeply grateful to Film London’s UPstream for inviting me to participate in this important market - especially during COVID. As a result, I have a dream deal with wonderful partners to continue this storytelling journey about my radical ancestors.”