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 continue to strengthen the focus on television and digital first projects 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 two-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.

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

 

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National Canadian Film Day - THE GRAND SEDUCTION April 29th

National Canadian Film Day is having a party & everyone is invited!  As part of the festivites presented by Reel Canada, the Atlantic Film Festival will host a free screening of the award winning Eastern Canadian Film THE GRAND SEDUCTION at The Halifax Central Library in the Paul O’Regan Hall. April 29th at 2pm.  Don’t miss out.

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ViewFinders Workshop Series - Weekly, April 1 - 22
Each week in April, leading up to the ViewFinders Film Competition deadline (May 1st, 2015), ViewFinders will be offering a filmmaking workshop for youth at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP).

Workshops are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.
Register: vfcoordinator@atlanticfilm.com or 902.422.3456
Atlantic Filmmaker Focus: Deanne Foley

The Atlantic Film Festival is a champion of Atlantic Canadian filmmakers. In keeping with this promise, every month we profile some of the most incredibly talented people in the filmmaking industry today. This month, we look at Newfoundland director Deanne Foley.

Calling all Educators! Register your class for the 2015 ViewFinders Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, NOW.

Since its inception, ViewFinders has brought over 50,000 young people to the movies. Through daytime screenings and workshops that have become popular as an annual class-trip destination for local teachers and their students, ViewFinders offers the best of international and local film while celebrating the original works of Atlantic Canadian young people with a passion for film and video.
 
New this year, ViewFinders is a free event. Although pre-registration is required, schools attending ViewFinders will only be responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the event.