Applications open for Film London Production Finance Market

Applications open for Film London Production Finance Market

Applications are now open for the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) 2024, due to take place on 8 and 9 October at The Thistle, Marble Arch.

Now in its 18th year, the 2023 edition of PFM saw 60 feature film projects presented with a total production value of around €172.66 million. The Market attracted over 190 attendees, facilitating 840 meetings from across the globe with delegates from 15 different countries.

Various projects from the 2023 edition have already reported offers made and financiers boarded as a result of the PFM, and New Talent Strand project Grand Theft Hamlet premiered at SXSW this year and won the Grand Jury award for Best Documentary Feature.

Adrian Wootton OBE, chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “Independent films are an essential part of a balanced UK production ecosystem, providing the space to air fresh British voices, and it is an incredibly exciting time for independent cinema right now.

“The introduction of a new tax credit for films with budgets up to £15m is a game-changer for our whole sector, and Film London’s Production Finance Market is instrumental in connecting thousands of filmmakers and financiers to instigate introductions and secure finance for some truly great projects.

“Previous attendees have gone on to screen their work at festivals such as Cannes and SXSW, collecting various awards including the New Voice Prize at Un Certain Regard. 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.”

The 2024 edition will introduce a new partnership with Sinema Cymru – a collaboration between S4C and Creative Wales delivered by Ffilm Cymru Wales – and continue its international partnerships with EAVE, MIFF 37 South, The Netherlands Film Commission, Ontario Creates IFF@TIFF, Tallinn Black Nights 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 8th July 2024.

More information here; apply by 8 July 2024.

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