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Film London launches eighth PFM

This year’s edition runs Oct 15-16, with the Micro Market to run on the second day.

Film London has launched the Production Finance Market (PFM), with a global call for applications targeting experienced producers with projects to pitch international financiers.

Dates have been set for the eighth PFM, which will take place in London from October 15-16.

Following a successful pilot in 2013, the Film London Micro Market will run alongside the event on October 16. Aimed at projects budgeted at under $1.4m (€1m), the Micro Market connects UK filmmakers with financiers seeking low budget features, as well as providing crucial training.

As part of the recruitment drive for applications, Film London is presenting a panel on the International Marketplace, with an introduction to the PFM, in Cannes today from 1.30pm to 2.30pm at the UK Film Centre.

The PFM has helped support at least 50 projects into production - such as Run and Jump and Human Capital - which includes producers securing direct finance and sales and distribution deals, as well as delegates building relationships and partnerships on projects not presented at the PFM.

A feature pitched at the Micro Market in October, Peter Nicholson’s Dartmoor Killing, starts shooting next month after securing funding at the event, while a number of other projects are close to closing investment deals.

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