Ausfilm attended the Strategic Partners conference in Halifax, Canada from September 15th, 2011 to September 18th, 2011. The conference runs in conjunction with the Atlantic Film Festival. With well over 180 delegates in attendance, the event focused on co-production and co-venture opportunities for producers seeking international co-production training and professional development. Prior to the conference, many delegates were at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The sessions, panels, and scheduled social events provided the perfect networking opportunity for both film territories and producers to further discuss partnerships. South Africa and Australia had a strong presence of producers in attendance. Because of the recent Australia/South Africa co-production treaty going into effect, the venue allowed for Ausfilm to establish relationships with both South African producers and its’ film offices in addition to Canadian producers and production companies in attendance.