Speakers will include experienced film producers and funding experts who will all share their unique perspective on the best way to fund a film.
This full day event will include 6 hours packed with talks, seminars, discussions and opportunities for networking.
Sessions will include full seminars, special guest talks and panel discussions. Look through the confirmed list of speakers and talks below!
With a dedicated networking slot this will be a great opportunity to gain new contacts, discuss future collaborations and explore new partnerships.
Are you looking to learn how to fund your next film?
Then the London Film Funding Summit is the event for you! This full day event will be packed with seminars, talks, panel discussions and networking. You can expect to leave the event with a huge amount of insight into how the industry works, what different paths you can take and which strategy might be best suited for your particular project. Take a look at our line-up of speaker and hyper-focused talks below!
LIST OF TOPICS & TALKS
FINDING PRIVATE INVESTORS FOR YOUR FIRST FEATURE
with GILES ALDERSON
Have you ever wondered how to find private investors for your first feature film? Without a history of box office successes or a pre-existing pool of past investors how can you find, approach and persuade investors to fund your net feature? We'll cover all of this in a hyper-focused session on finding and securing private investment for film.
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ACQUIRING PRIVATE INVESTMENT with PETER DUNPHY
In this talk we'll discuss what private investors and really looking for and why they fund films. We'll discuss what you need to have in place before you reach out to potential investors and what can you expect when you manage to book in a pitch session. This in-depth talk will go into some of the more technical and advanced aspects of finding private investors.
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NATIONAL, LOCAL & GRANT FUNDING with GANNESH RAJAH
In this talk we'll discuss the ins and outs of applying fro the BFI film funding along with how to utilise government funding to obtain further investment both through crowdfunding as well as private investors. This talk will zoom in on specific strategies of applying for government funding and zoom out on the overall strategies that will make your entire fundraising a success.
UTILISING PROOF OF CONCEPT SHORTS with JED SHEPHERD
In this talk we'll discuss how to use what you've made to your advantage. We'll discuss how Jed used proof of concept shorts to prove to investors that the feature will be a success. We'll discuss what elements a short needs to have in order to be successful at driving further funding as well as how to use the proof of concept when pitching to potential investors.
The Comedy Store
1a Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EE
(A 2 minute walk from Picadilly Circus) Circus