What are the dates for this year's event?
FIN Partners 2019 will take place September 12th-14th. For convenience, FIN Partners is scheduled right at the end of TIFF.
Can more than one member of a company attend the event?
Yes, a second delegate (producer, writer or director) from the same company may attend. If the selected producer cancels their participation the second delegate must be a qualified producer to step in as the first delegate.
How much does it cost to participate?
Registration for a single delegate is $625 CAD (plus 15% tax = $718.75 CAD). Should a second delegate from the same company be accredited, they can register for a reduced registration of $500 CAD (plus 15% tax = $575 CAD).
Can I attend without a project?
Yes, although priority is given to producers with projects and senior production companies without projects. If you intend to apply without a project, please tell us specifically what you are hoping to achieve in attending FIN Partners, so that we can assist you in reaching your goals. You may offer this information in the “objectives” section of the registration form.
What are the producer qualifications required to attend FIN Partners?
Producers selected to attend FIN Partners must have a minimum of one producing credit on a full length feature film or television series (fiction), with a distributor attached.
How are projects/production companies selected?
An internal selection committee reviews each project submission to consider the creative and commercial merits of the projects, the amount of financing attached, the co-production possibilities, as well as the number of delegates with compatible objectives.
Can a project be submitted to FIN Partners more than once?
We recognize that projects often come together over years, and that many debut at FIN Partners. We also realize that a film or TV can potentially still benefit from FIN Partners if it is accepted a second year. If support information indicates that a project has moved forward significantly since it was previously included in FIN Partners, it may be accepted again based on the selection criteria (as noted in the previous question).
Why does FIN Partners only accept feature film and television fiction series projects?
Given the intimate nature of FIN Partners we do not feel that it is possible to serve the objectives of all genres effectively.
When do applicants find out whether or not if they have been selected?
Selected delegates will be notified via email in mid-July.
Is simultaneous translation available at FIN Partners?
Budget constraints do not allow for the provision of simultaneous translation services or a bilingual catalogue. All formal events at Strategic Partners will be presented in English only.
What does the FIN Partners registration include?
- creative and commercial feature film projects, television series and fiction content at all stages in development
- relevant and practical panels, candid case studies and visionary keynote speakers
- a full agenda of 25 minute, 1-2-1 meetings with those who you’ve requested to meet
- investor and coproduction focused roundtable sessions
- intimate networking events and cocktail receptions
- casual breakfasts, lunches and breaks
- the “Lobster Dinner by the Sea”, representing the best in maritime hospitality
- FIN Atlantic International Film Festival screenings and gala parties
Once selected, what is required of me and when?
Once selected, FIN Partners aspires to ensure your participation is as easy and productive as possible. In order to do so, our team will contact you for information on the following dates:
- Any necessary updates/missing information from your application to ensure a complete profile in the online catalogue: mid-late July
- Payment of your registration fees: early August
- Hospitality Request Form: mid August
- Full flight itinerary: mid August
- Meeting Request Form: August 31st, 2019.
When do delegates receive access to the FIN Partners delegate list?
A password and link to the online catalogue is emailed to every delegate in early August. A hard copy contact guide (with delegate photos, company and contact info) will be provided to you when you register in person in Halifax.
Are my meeting choices guaranteed?
The FIN Partners team will do everything they can to set up your top meeting choices. However, high demand for meetings with particular delegates may require that the FIN Partners team will have to move to alternate names on your list, so please be sure to send your completed list in order of priority.
When will I receive my meeting schedule?
Individual meeting schedules are provided online the day before you arrive and hard copies are also available when you register at FIN Partners in Halifax. Any adjustment/changes to the schedule will then be made on site directly with the other party. As the event is intimate, it is easy to find the person you want to meet with if you need to change times or to arrange for another meeting.
Can delegates pre-book meetings with other delegates in addition to the FIN Partners agenda of meetings?
To avoid scheduling conflicts, please do not book meetings during the 1-2-1 time slots in advance of your arrival. The 1-2-1 time slots are indicated on the overall FIN Partners schedule on our website. Priority is given to all meetings booked by FIN Partners during these specific times.
Do FIN Partners delegates need to register separately for FIN Atlantic International Film Festival?
You do not have to register for the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival during FIN Partners — the opening weekend of the festival — as your FIN Partners delegate badge gives you access to all galas and screenings (on a first come, first served basis). After Sunday, September 16th, if you are interested in staying and participating in the rest of the festival, you can upgrade to an Atlantic International Film Festival Delegate for $150.00 (plus 15% tax = $172.50 CAD)
Am I required to attend the entire two-day FIN Partners event?
Although it is not always possible, all delegates are encouraged to attend all three days to ensure that their requested 1-2-1 meetings can be scheduled with all other parties. Less time at FIN Partners means less time for 1-2-1 meetings and less access to the key players who attend the event.
Can I purchase a Partner Pass for a friend, partner, or an interested associate to accompany me to FIN Partners events?
FIN Partners has a Partner Pass available for friends, partners, or work associates of our FIN Partners delegates to purchase at a price of $150 (plus 15% tax = $172.50 CAD). These passes provide access to galas, breakfasts, screenings, receptions and the Lobster Dinner. Tickets to keynote speakers, panels and lunches are available separately, at FIN Partners Registration (in the Lord Nelson).
Why co-produce with Canada?
- Variety of financing sources, including federal and provincial tax credits
- Top-notch crews and talent at extremely competitive rates
- Diverse locations and government support in finding them
- Canada's range of treaties and agreements can open up partners' possibilities for tripartite and quadripartite co-productions
- 54 international co-production treaties worldwide
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