FIN PARTNERS 2018

 

(formerly Strategic Partners)

 

 

SEPTEMBER 13 - 15, 2018

 

 

FIN Partners (formerly Strategic Partners) is a one of a kind coproduction/co-financing market, providing a full agenda of 25-minute pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings with producers, investors, broadcasters, distributors and sales agents, as well as participation in investor and co-production focused roundtable sessions, cutting edge panels and visionary keynote speakers. Celebrating its 21st year in 2018, FIN Partners is a one-stop shop for projects looking for the right partner. The event’s intimate scale and two-day linear program is designed to provide unparalleled access to international coproduction and co-financing possibilities. This September 13-15, FIN Partners will once again include carefully selected producers from around the globe, representing a ‘best in class’ roster of officially selected projects. To support these projects, FIN Partners will host an international senior level delegation of financiers, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents and funding agencies, looking to invest.   

 

As part of the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, FIN Partners takes place in the vibrant coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

 

 

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THAT FIN PARTNERS HAS TO OFFER:

 

  • creative and commercial feature film projects, television series and fiction content created for emerging platforms around the globe, at all stages in development
  • a full agenda of 25-minute 1-2-1 Meetings with those who you’ve requested to meet
  • relevant and practical panels, candid case studies and visionary keynote speakers
  • 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
  • ground transport to and from the airport, as well as to events and receptions

 

 

 

WONDERING HOW TO GET INVOLVED?

 

FIN Partners accepts up to two projects from interested producers around the globe for official selection. Financiers, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents and senior level producers are invited to register to attend, looking for projects.  Funding agencies are also invited to register to expand their network. Space is limited as FIN Partners ensures the delegate mix supports the objectives of both the projects selected and those attending looking to invest. The selected projects will be announced mid-July 2018. 

 

 

 

PRODUCER ELIGIBILITY

 

Minimum full producer credit on one previously produced feature film or television fiction series with a secured distributor.

 

Priority will be given to producers whose projects:

 

  • have an available script
  • have financing attached
  • are suitable to be co-produced/ co-financed with the participation of two or more countries

 

Please find the Project Submission and Industry Registration forms HERE

 

 

 

TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS 

 

Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) is an annual intensive training and networking program for established film and television producers from Europe, Canada and the US. Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) producers gather in Munich, Germany in June for Module 1, and then reconvene in Halifax, Canada in September for Module 2. 

 

For further information and to apply, follow the link: TAP

 


 

 

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

 

“The best market of its kind. Highly recommend for all to attend at some point in their career, if not every year!”

Tania Sarra – Director of Acquisitions, EMEA at MGM

London, UK

 

 

 

“SP feels manageable. Industry folks get overwhelmed with events that have a million different events and parties, so I think what’s been great about this and what makes it different, is I’m able to have meaningful conversations and follow-ups, and I will be able to leave this and remember the conversations I have had.”

Laura Turner Garrison – Vimeo

New York, USA

 

 

 

“SP provided an environment to meet and establish relationships with experienced market partners. A perfect blend of meetings with social engagements ensured that relationships were cemented in the short period of time available.”

Steve Jaggi – The Steve Jaggi Company

Australia

 

 

 

“It was very well organized, excellent selection and balance of attendees and definitely a catalyst to many success stories to come. Best way for me to sum for me was... ‘I think its the industry's best kept secret.’ Out of all the festivals we attended this year, this was the highlight thus far.” 

Llewelynn Greeff – Dark Matter Studios

California, USA

 

 

 

“This event in well known in our industry and around the world as one of the best markets in the world, it's is very well organized, with a unique matchmaking service to meet likeminded partners with extremely dedicated and knowledgeable staff to help delegates make the most of the experience.  We cannot say enough about the value of this co-production conference.”

Michael Amo – Two East Productions

Nova Scotia, Canada

 

 

 

 “The intimate setting, being able to meet with delegates formally and also re-enforce those meetings informally whether in networking lunches, events or simply repeatedly meeting in common areas. Delegates tended to be generous with information about their own projects which allows one to assess their own projects against a global current market. The panels were inspiring and provocative. Loads of food for thought. There were finance partners/distributors/broadcasters of a high level to meet with.”

Chantelle De Carvalho, Producer

Herts, United Kingdom

 

 

 

“It feels intimate - you get to meet and talk to just about everybody. By the end of the two and a half days, you’ve had the opportunity to connect to everyone here.”

Helen Asimakis – CBC

Toronto, Canada

 

 

 

“We come back because we’re very aware of the incentives to shoot in Canada with co-productions and soft money. If it’s a project, great, if it’s a Canadian project, even better. I do think that’s what makes SP better is the projects, there’s quality control and a sense that (the producers) can produce a good film.”

Charles Hopkins – Shoreline Entertainment

California, USA

 

 

 

“We thought it would be a very focused place to meet both broadcasters and producers as well as possibilities of collaboration. It’s not really just about co-production possibilities, it’s about exploring whatever possibilities there are, whether it’s pre-buys, helping with access to funds or whatever ways of collaborating there are.”

Lars Hermann – Danish Broadcasting Corporation

Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

 

“Literally every conversation is useful, positive and engaging. Every panel I attend, I find useful and productive. It’s very intimate, you get really high caliber people here and you get to know them.”

Paul Brett – Prescience

London, England

 

 

 

“I think it’s been really interesting getting the Nordic and Scandinavian perspective. There’s a lot of opportunity for co-productions.  If it’s not right for us in Canada, it might be better for a different branch of our business at eOne.”

Yael Strasberg – eOne

Toronto, Canada

 

 

 

“The world of dramatic television has never been as robust and cutting-edge as it is now and it feels like everyone around the world is pulling together in the same direction to continue to create globally recognized, blue-chip drama. Being able to meet with producers and broadcasters from around the world, especially from Europe, is an invaluable opportunity.”

Tom Hastings – Bell Media

Toronto, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS 2017

 

 

The 20th anniversary of Strategic Partners took place September 14 - 16, 2017, bringing together delegates from around the globe to attend the two-day event. Strategic Partners was pleased to host the second of a two-year Spotlight on the Nordic Region and the USA. In 2017, the focus was on dramatic feature film, television, and digital fiction content created for new and existing platforms. This included projects in all stages of development, looking for financing and essential partnerships. 

 

 

 

Strategic Partners 2017 full photo galleries are available HERE (scroll down).

 

For further information and inquiries, click HERE