Call for Applications: Virtual Consultancies Program 2021
Deadline to Apply : March 15th, 2021 (by 4pm)
!!!! THIS IS A NLFDC PROGRAM BUT FILMPEI WILL BE RECOMMENDING TWO PROJECTS !!!!
The purpose of this new virtual business development strategy is to address the issue of Atlantic film and television producers not being able to reach international markets with their projects due to the current Covid-19 crisis. Because of the pandemic, Atlantic production companies are now isolated from international markets and challenged to have the ability to get face time and establish relationship with decision-makers either where those decision-makers live (Toronto, Los Angeles, for example) or where they would normally congregate for market events (Content London, EFM, Cannes, etc.)
The NLFDC has put this in place to bridge the gap until travel to markets is once again allowed and safe. The curated international outreach bridge will take place starting in March 2021 with consultant work taking place for an estimated two months following the start date.
Production companies from Atlantic Canada will be selected to further enhance the promotion of coproduction, joint-financing, and distribution development opportunities between screen industry producers in the Atlantic Provinces and those internationally. The mission will enhance the group’s knowledge of working with producers on an international scale. The NLFDC is the lead for this mission with the support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
Applicant companies should be at the mid-level/established level and can have either a Film and/or TV focus. These virtual consultancies are not based around any one market or location. Please note it is encouraged that companies apply with multiple projects. Companies will need to pay a fee of $1,250* to participate if selected.
(*Innovation PEI’s Marketing Support Assistance Program can provide a rebate on a percentage of this fee – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/marketing-support-assistance)
PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN 4PM, MARCH 15, 2021.
It is up to the discretion of NLFDC which project(s) are accepted into their program.