Birmingham Film Marketplace 2016: Thursday, 27 October
If you have a completed feature length film, a documentary, an animation or a fully developed script or documentary treatment, The Forum in partnership with Film Birmingham invite you to be part of this year’s Birmingham Film Marketplace,taking place on Thursday 27 October 2016 at Birmingham’s newest luxury hotel, the Park Regis on Broad Street.
Your package should be based around a treatment and looking for development monies OR a full script and package looking for finance OR a finished film looking for distribution or sales agent or both.
Last year’s event featured industry players including Film 4, Lionsgate, Spier Films, Moviehouse Entertainment and Britdoc, who met with filmmaking companies who had successfully applied for places at the Marketplace and who traveled from all over the UK to attend. The industry feedback was that most projects presented had ambition and were commercially viable. The Forum has so far learned of at least 2 projects from last year’s marketplace have resulted in signed deals and at least 5 more are still in progress.
So far (as of 28 September) the following have confirmed their attendance: BBC Films, Creativity Capital, Creative England, Iron Box Films, Lionsgate, Spier Films, The Works Film Group, Dogwoof, BFI and Bankside. We expect one or two more may be announced in the next week.
Sponsors for the Marketplace, making the event possible, are the Park Regis Hotel and Birmingham City University.
What to do next:
Complete an application, available here. The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, 30 September. Entry fee for the Marketplace is £80 for members of The Producers’ Forum and £110 for non-members. Successful applicants will be notified and invoiced during the week of 3 October. You will be able to submit up to three projects and the entry fee covers yourself and one other team member.
(If the entrance fee (£110) seems a bit steep, please consider that it will cover 2 people from your team and would be even less if one of you is a member (£80). If successful in gaining a place, you will be guaranteed at least 3 meetings – something you would find incredibly difficult to do even if you travelled to any of the big film festivals let alone plan a day in London.)
Remember: Deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 September 2016.