16 June 2011
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As you will note from the attached festival document, South Africa has been selected as one of the focus/spotlight countries for Strategic Partners (SP) which takes place alongside the 31st Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) which will be held in Halifax from 15 to 18 September 2011. The AAF will feature films from the spotlight countries, see the document for SP offerings.
The Strategic Partners would like to attract 10 – 15 South African producers as well as active industry players (financiers, agencies, broadcasters and distributors) to take advantage of Strategic Partners and its offerings. It would be appreciated if you could circulate this information to your members and interested parties should apply directly to SP as they will be making the final selection of attendees for this purpose. Please note the deadline for applications is Monday 11 July 2011
Please also be informed that selected attendees may approach the dti for additional assistance under the EMIA programme. The guidelines of this programme are attached and paragraph 7 “Individual Exhibition Financial Assistance” will apply in this case .
The EMIA contact person is:
Ms Marlene Vlok
Tel: (012) 3941036
E mail: MVlok@thedti.gov.za
In addition to benefits listed in the document, the SP will cover hotel accommodation for the duration of the festival for selected South African delegates.
Documents mailed to DFA members.