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, follow the link: Trans Atlantic Partners



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Latest Buzz

Co-Production Deal signed at TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS 2013

As the first co-venture emerging out of TAP 2013, producers Jennifer Fox of Zohe Films, USA, and Sol Bondy of One Two Films, Germany, have joined together to co-produce Fox's feature film The Tale.

Summer of Spielberg!

The AFF Outdoor Film Experience is pleased to present the Summer of Spielberg! To celebrate and to help spread the word, we have created Facebook cover pages featuring the amazing art of Nick Brunt. Follow these links to download them!

Stay tuned for Spielberg film themed cover pages! 

AFF Family of Programs Newsletter June 2013

This month's newsletter is out!

Highlights include:

Atlantic Filmmaker Focus - Andrew Bush, Writer/Director/Actor

ViewFinders Film Focus - Columbus(2013)

Strategic Partners announces keynote speakers

With just over a week until the Strategic Partners (SP) application deadline, Friday, June 29, SP announces its two, must-attend keynote addresses. The remarkable Rebecca O’Brien, Ken Loach’s longstanding producer, will speak Friday, September 14 and the provocative digital leader Brent V. Friedman will speak Saturday, September 15...