8 Sept - The deadline for submissions was midnight last night and we have received a good number BUT there will still be space at the Marketplace for a few more. If you want the opportunity to pitch your projects to key industry players (3 guaranteed appointments), then you now have until Friday noon, 15 September, to get in your application, which is available on this website.
1 July - The Works have come to every one of our marketplaces and we are so pleased to welcome them back to our Birmingham Film Marketplace 2017.
21 June. What a great morning with 3 more confirmations: Film4, Bankside Films and Creativity Capital!
19 June - especially with our introduction of high end TV drama as one of this year's categories, we are absolutely delighted to announce that Sky Drama will be at the Birmingham Film Marketplace for the first time.
13 June - We plan to have between 10 and 12 companies at the Marketplace to meet with filmmakers and hear their pitches. As more get confirmed, we will post them here.
12 June - We are really delighted to confirm that so far the following companies/organisations will be at the Marketplace: Artemisia, BFI, Iron Box Capital, Moviehouse Entertainment, and Spier Films. BBC Films say they can't give a cast iron guarantee at the moment but have 'every intention of being there!'
The Birmingham Film Marketplace is open for business: Applications invited
The Producers’ Forum in partnership with Film Birmingham is holding its fifth Marketplace for filmmakers, returning to the Park Regis Hotel on Broad Street on 26 October. The Marketplace is a major event on our annual calendar, one that not only we look forward to but have the enthusiasm and backing of major players in the industry.
To give a taste of the feedback we get:
From the industry:
‘The event included an exciting array of regional talent. Seems like a great opportunity for newer filmmakers to meet various industry contacts face to face.’ (BFI);
‘It's a pleasure to make the journey to Birmingham, and well done on sourcing such a wonderful venue!’ (Cynthia De Souza, The Works).
From a participant: ‘I thought the market place was an absolute success! I find it pretty incredible that you succeeded at bringing these big companies together at such a lovely venue. It was all around great. A hugely useful and convenient hub of industry figures and professionals! An event not to miss!’ (Leyla Caglayan, SugarMouse Films)
What we are looking for
Filmmakers and scriptwriters will be able to submit up to 3 projects and should have one or more of the following:
- a completed feature length film or high end TV drama
- a documentary
- A feature length animation
- a fully developed script or documentary treatment
All information, including the downloadable application, is on our website and updates of participating companies will be given there. (www.producersforum.org.uk).
Deadlines and fees
Successful applicants will be notified the week of 18 September. On acceptance of a place, a fee will be invoiced as follows:
For Forum members, there is an Early bird fee of £75 for applications in by 31 July. A fee of £100 is applicable for all other applications up to deadline of 7 September.
For non-Forum members, the Early bird fee for submissions by 31 July is £100 and the fee otherwise is £125. (We hope you decide it will be worthwhile joining the Forum! JUST £25!)
The final deadline for all applications is 7 September. One additional member of your team may attend the Marketplace with you for a fee of £15.