U.K.'s Production Film Market Pacts With India

5:13 AM PST 08/06/2012 by Stuart Kemp
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The British producers' meet and greet will link with Primexchange in Goa aiming to ignite Euro-Indian collaborations.

LONDON – The Film London Production Finance Market (PFM), backed by the British Film Institute, the mayor of London, Europe's MEDIA program, U.K. Trade & Investment and peacefulfish, is partnering with India.

The fresh links with Primexchange will see one U.K. or European producer from the 2012 PFM, selected by Film London, given a ticket to India's Film Bazaar, the seven day professional training program which takes place in Goa.

Primexchange is a co-production workshop, founded and organised by Berlin based Primehouse.

It provides a forum for independent European and Indian producers meet and greet and talk movie funding.

Through Film Bazaar it offers an integrated approach to further develop film projects.

Film London in collaboration with Primehouse will select producers "with project(s) that are relevant for an Indian market, in terms of where the film will be shot or its commercial viability."

Film London chief executive Adrian Wootton said the pact would build on his organization's long running relationship with the Indian film industry.

"The Film Bazaar is a great opportunity which we are a delighted to be offering a successful PFM producer,” Wootton said.

The PFM returns for a sixth year running Oct. 17 and 18 in association with the BFI 56th London Film Festival.

The Market already has existing partnerships with Toronto International Film Festival’s International Financing Forum, Melbourne International Film Festival’s 37ºSouth Market, Rome International Film Festival’s New Cinema Network, Ile de France Film Commission and the Nordic Co-Production Market at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.

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