Producer Missions & Delegations

Business Development Missions to markets & festivals around the world

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Throughout the year, Screen Nova Scotia and Picture NL lead Pan-Atlantic business development missions for film, television and animation producers to markets and festivals around the world.

Producers are selected through a competitive application process. Through their participation in the missions they are given the opportunity to develop co-production, financing, distribution, sales, and other potential partnership opportunities with the international industry.

Missions include access to a consultant, hired by the coordinating organization (SNS or Picture NL) to provide matchmaking services and on the ground support during the market. The consultant works with selected producers in arranging and scheduling meetings with identified targets resulting from pre-market consultant work. Other times, producers attend markets as part of a delegation, which provides access to networking events and designated meeting spaces for delegates to use during the market.

If/when selected to participate in missions, producers are responsible for booking their own travel and accommodations. Nova Scotia producers can apply for travel assistance (flights, accommodation, and ground transport) via the Creative Industries Fund from the Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. Please contact Jamie MacLellan, Manager, Creative Industries, for more information: / 902-222-3069

The cost to participate, producer eligibility, and application info varies depending on the mission/market. When applications are open, you’ll be able to apply below. Please sign up to the SNS newsletter at the bottom of this page and follow our social media channels to be notified when applications open (SNS members will automatically be notified).

If you have any questions about upcoming missions/delegations, please contact Melanie Solomon, Industry Services & Locations Manager: / 902-229-1499.


Applications are now open for:

  • No applications are currently open.

Applications are opening soon for:

  • DOC NYC: November 13 – December 1, 2024 (exact mission dates TBC). More info HERE.
  • Content London: December 3-5, 2024. More info HERE.

Applications are now closed for:

  • Realscreen Summit: January 28 – February 1, 2024
  • Berlin International Film Festival / European Film Market (EFM): February 15-21, 2024
  • Cannes Film Festival / March√© du Film: May 14-22, 2024
  • Los Angeles: June 3-7, 2024
  • Annecy International Animation Film Festival / MIFA: June 9-15, 2024
  • Toronto International Film Festival: September 5-10, 2024

* Details for the 2025 market schedule will be available in Fall 2024.