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.
This year's marketplace will take place on 26 October. It is again being done in conjunction with Film Birmingham and with the support of the Park Regis Hotel.