Strategic Partners Overview

Strategic Partners (September 17th - 20th, 2015) 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 18th anniversary in 2015, 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.  

BROADEN YOUR PROJECT’S HORIZON

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 2015, 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.

"I was really impressed with the quality of digital projects at Strategic Partners. I met with numerous world-class international producers who had innovative and exciting digital original content in development. I'm very optimistic that many of these meetings will turn into deals." – Matthew Graham, Head of Digital, PBS Digital Studios (USA)
 

TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS

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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Thank you from the 34th Atlantic Film Festival team!

The 34th Atlantic Film Festival would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of all its staff and volunteers. Congratulations on a phenomenal run! A big thank you to all our wonderful sponsors - you make what we do possible! Click HERE to see just how many great organizations we're honoured to partner with. Less than a year until our 35th anniversary, and we can't wait to bring you the best of film in Atlantic Canada, the rest of the country and around the world again soon! See you at the movies!

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