TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS (TAP) celebrates 10 successful years in international co-production training and networking. The established program annually brings together experienced independent producers from Europe, USA, and Canada to develop dramatic television and feature film projects. It is the only program worldwide that is dedicated to trans-Atlantic co-production and is presented by the Erich Pommer Institut (EPI), funded by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union and Telefilm Canada and supported by the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA).
Reflecting its unique DNA, TAP starts the anniversary year with a special networking event on trans- Atlantic co-production at Berlinale. Industry professionals from all over the world will come together to discuss the latest trends in trans-Atlantic co-production and recent new funding opportunities with Eurimages. “Bridging the Atlantic: Co-productions with Eurimages” is hosted by the Canadian Embassy to Germany on February 15th, 2018 and includes a case study on THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT (CAN, BE), one of the first Canadian-European co-productions to receive the Eurimages-funding.
TAP recently celebrated the world premiere of the US-German co-production, THE TALE at the Sundance Film Festival. THE TALE was produced by US-producer and director Jennifer Fox and German producer Sol Bondy. They met at TAP 2013 where this co-production project originated. Other recent TAP Alumni successes include BORG/ MCENROE (CZ, DK, FI, SE 2017 – NFF Public Price), Brigitte Skov, Denmark (TAP 2010), TOKYO TRIAL (CAN, JP, NL 2016 – Emmy Awards Nominee), David Cormican, Canada and Kestutis Drasdaukas, Lithuania (both TAP 2012), ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES (GER, IN 2015 – Rome Film Fest Best Film), Sol Bondy, Germany and Gaurav Dhingra, India (both TAP 2013).
TAP is a one-of-a-kind combination of intensive training, effective networking among potential partners, and targeted project feedback from acclaimed industry experts and resource trainers. It provides extensive intelligence on international co-production and co-venturing from a European, Canadian and US perspective. TAP consists of two training modules, one taking place in Europe in June and the second in Canada in September. Another integral part of TAP are industry events with 1-2-1 meetings among potential co-production partners from around the world. The application deadline for TAP 2018 is April 3rd, 2018.