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Film London To Run Micro-Market

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Film London's first ever Micro-Market, for financiers looking for projects with a small price tag, will run on 16 and 17 October, featuring 19 micro-budget film-making teams.
Film-makers attending the Micro-Market will be given the opportunity to pitch and discuss projects with financiers interested in sourcing projects budgeted at €1m or under.
Attendees will receive training in negotiating and deal-making as well as how to deliver a good pitch, as well as receiving a mentor for the duration of the programme.
"The incredible pool of talent working in the micro to small budget space is all too easily overlooked, but it is in this space that you often find the next big thing – and that's just what we're hoping to do," said Andrea Scarso, Investment Manager at Ingenious Media
The scheme is supported by Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund and will be attended by representatives from sales companies, investment funds, post houses, online and VOD platforms and public agencies.
"I am thrilled to introduce Film London Micro-Market. Having identified a need among emerging UK producers, we have developed a unique event connecting micro-budget film-makers with financiers looking for projects in that bracket," said Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and British Film Commission
"The aim of the Micro-Market is to support projects budgeted at levels not currently served by the industry and help low-budget film-makers source finance for specific feature films," a statement from Film London said.
"As well as building film-makers' skills and knowledge around pitching and packaging projects, the Micro-Market will also help them build networks to enable a more sustainable financing base for future projects across both private and the public finance."
A full day of training in negotiating and deal-making takes place ahead of the Market, followed by a half-day focusing on pitching. There will also be a final debrief training session after the market to allow film teams to reflect on the learning and experience.

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