Film London’s Production Finance Market is now open for applications, returning as a physical event for the first time since 2019. It takes place on 11 and 12 October.
Nationwide network The New Black Film Collective is on board as new partner for this year’s annual film-financing event, which takes place during the BFI London Film Festival.
The Market was held digitally for the last two years, achieving considerable success: in 2021, 61 feature film projects presented with a total production value of around €182 million. That edition attracted more than 180 attendees, and facilitated 893 meetings from across the globe with delegates from 18 different countries.
The main strand accommodates feature film projects, including Animation with budgets above €1m, while the New Talent strand targets budgets below €1m. Documentaries are also welcome to apply and films reflecting a range of diverse perspectives and stories are positively encouraged.
Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “Film London's Production Finance Market is firmly cemented in the industry calendar, and for good reason.
“Connecting thousands of filmmakers and financiers for over 15 years, the Market has been instrumental in instigating those vital, first introductions, setting the wheels in motion, heightening the profile and securing finance for some truly great projects. After two successful online editions that were met with phenomenal appetite, we look forward to welcoming attendees back in-person this October.
“Demand for content shows no sign of slowing, and combined with the capital’s sheer amount and diverse array of talent and stories to be told, events like PFM are vital in supporting independent cinema in the UK and internationally. We must continue to foster a collaborative environment for those to meet and negotiate future investment opportunities, enforcing London’s reputation as a centre for the global film and screen content business.”
The Market is supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the Mayor of London and the BFI London Film Festival.
Applications for the PFM close on Wednesday 6 July, 2022. Click here for more on how to apply.