Virtual Trade Missions via Screen Nova Scotia

Call for Applications: Trade Mission Program 2020/21

Deadline to Apply : Nov 18th, 2020

Screen Nova Scotia is now accepting applications from mid-to-senior level PEI Film & Television producers to join a virtual Trade Mission Program to begin in November 2020 and ending in early 2021. Screen Nova Scotia intends to hire a consultant(s) this winter, 2020 to lead two trade missions early next year: one will focus on documentary/factual projects and a second for scripted and animation projects.

Faced with the recent challenges of travel due to COVID-19 and inability to attend in-person industry market events, Screen Nova Scotia will lead a virtual trade mission unencumbered by festival and market dates. Producers from Atlantic Canada will be invited to apply to participate, and juried for selection. Once selected the producers will participate in two phases of the Trade Mission:

Phase one will include project and producer readiness training.  This will include but is not limited to creative script and packaging advice, support in developing pitch materials and pitch-honing.

Phase two will include targeted virtual b-2-b meetings being set for producers with market ready projects seeking financing partners, co-production, export sales and distribution opportunities of their projects at all stages.

Phase two will also seek to help enhance producers in the film and television sector’s understanding of working with partners on an international scale, and expanding their company and projects reach into the international landscape.  To achieve this, the Consultant will set roundtable discussions by industry experts such as broadcasters, networks, agents and world-renowned established producers.

Selected candidates will be contacted by the Consultant shortly after notification of their acceptance to the program, to begin the initial discovery phase of the Trade Mission Program 2020/21.