Countries across the globe are taking note of the growing stature of the Indian film industry and are queuing up to form co-production agreements with India. It works in favour of both the parties; foreign partners gain to benefit from the world’s largest single filming industry, whereas Bollywood film-makers get to access some of the most beautiful locations around the world and also to collaborate with foreign talent.
The Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) had sent an independent European producer to Goa to attend the regional Film Bazaar training programme to checkout the local filmmaking scene and to see if there’s any room for co-production.
What is PFM?
The Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) is basically an international event that helps support independent filmmaking by bringing together producers and financiers, to foster relationships and to source financing for specific projects.
Ties with India
PFM intends to focus on producers who’re working on feature dramas where the filming locations or subject matter may be viable for Indian audiences. PFM will work alongside PRIMEXCHANGE, a co-production workshop that fosters collaboration between Indian and European producers throughout the production process. PRIMEXCHANGE is an initiative of the Berlin based PRIMEHOUSE GmbH in collaboration with India’s National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and the European Commission MEDIA MUNDUS.
“Building on Film London’s long-running relationship with the Indian film industry, this partnership sees the PFM making formal links with India for the first time. Through working with PRIMEXCHANGE we are further building our network across the globe. The Film Bazaar is a great opportunity which we are a delighted to be offering a successful PFM producer.” – Adrian Wootton, Film London.
(Main page image: Humayunn Peerzaada. Camera crane image: Goa Film Services – www.goafilms.com)