Strategic Partners Overview

Strategic Partners (September 11th - 14th, 2014) is the place to discover and develop compelling projects, kick-start long-term business relationships and make investment happen. 

For our most recent SP press release, please click HERE

Celebrating its 17th anniversary in 2014, Strategic Partners is one of the world’s preeminent co‐production/co-financing markets. Focusing on feature film, TV and digital fiction, Strategic Partners includes projects looking for financing as well as those still at an early stage, looking for the right partner. Its linear program is designed to provide unparalleled access to international co-production possibilities – all under one roof, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Film Festival and the vibrant, coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  


Global partnerships are essential to your project’s success. Top Canadian and international industry players are selected to attend Strategic Partners, including producers, investors, sales agents, funding agencies, broadcasters and distributors.  Offering over 1000 pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings, co-production focused roundtable sessions, cutting edge panels, visionary keynote speakers, and Atlantic Film Festival screenings and receptions – Strategic Partners is a convergence of talent and innovation, producing tangible results.

In 2014, Strategic Partners will be increasing the focus on television and digital media at the event, striking a balance between feature film, TV, and web-based projects.


The Erich Pommer Institut (Germany), Canadian Media Production Association (Canada), and Independent Filmmaker Project (USA) present a three-module, intensive training and networking program for film producers from Europe, Canada and the US. Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) producers gather in Berlin in June for Module 1 and then reconvene in Halifax, NS in September for Module 2, which leads into Strategic Partners. Module 3 takes place in New York as part of IFP’s prestigious Independent Film Week. 

For further information, and to apply, to Trans Atlantic Partners, click HERE



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The AFF Outdoor Film Experience presents the third Summer of Sandra screening with MISS CONGENIALITY. Sandra Bullock stars in this fan favourite comedy as a bumbling female FBI agent who goes undercover at a beauty pageant. Join us this Friday, August 1st at Tall Ships Quay (Google map) on the Halifax Waterfront!

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This month we interview Newfoundland's William D. MacGillivray for our Atlantic Filmmaker Focus! Plus we give you all the info you need for the Outdoor Film Experience's Summer of Sandra and Community Screenings around the city, exciting Strategic Partners news, how to volunteer with us, and much more!

AFF Outdoor Film Experience Community Screenings announced!

This summer you can see classic, contemporary, family movies and more, all for free on the big screen! Our community screenings are growing every year, now with locations in Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville and Halifax!

2014 is the Summer of Sandra!

Have you heard? We've announced this year's AFF Outdoor Film Experience theme, 2014 is the Summer of Sandra! 

You can see GRAVITY, THE BLIND SIDE, MISS CONGENIALITY and SPEED, all for free at Tall Ships Quay on the Halifax Waterfont!

You can also vote for the People's Choice rom com - THE PROPOSAL, TWO WEEKS NOTICE, WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING and TWO IF BY SEA!