Film London sets London Screenings dates
by Naman Ramachandran
- 120 buyers from around the world will attend export market
Film London is inviting selected film buyers from across the globe to attend the annual London Screenings (June 22-25). Now in its 12th edition, the event is the only export market dedicated to supporting UK films and film companies. Every year, approximately 120 international buyers will get an opportunity to view and acquire some 50 new British titles at the British Film Institute Southbank.
Vital for emerging filmmakers is the Breakthrough strand. In the 2014 edition, five of the eight Breakthrough titles attracted sales representation including Narcopolis [+see also:
film profile] (Altitude), Secret Sharer (Moviehouse) and The Hoarder (Genesis). Applications are open now to British feature length films of theatrical quality that is ready for delivery by June 2015. Priority will be given to titles not seen at other festivals or markets. Applications close March 25.
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said, “With the UK film industry being such a phenomenal hotbed of talent it’s no wonder that overseas buyers make a beeline for London Screenings. Every year the event sees global players sealing deals and acquiring new British features for international audiences, so it’s no surprise London Screenings is now viewed as key event in the B2B calendar and one that forms an important part of the country’s wider film export strategy.”
The Mayor of London, Film Export UK and UK Trade & Investment back the London Screenings.