Canadian Co-Pro Market Adds Australian Focus

Australian state agencies sending local producers to Halifax to fill out budgets for indie projects.

TORONTO – Australian film and TV producers are to get their close-up at the upcoming Canadian co-production conference Strategic Partners.

Organizers added Australia to U.S. and South Africa as focus countries for their summer gathering.

State agencies Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, ScreenWest and South Australia Film will send their best and brightest producers to the Halifax marketplace in search of co-production coin.

Strategic Partners is set to run from Sept. 15 to 18 in Halifax, bridging the Toronto International Film Festival and the IFP Independent Filmmaker Project in New York City.