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ACE PRODUCERS AWARDS IN JULY

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We’re very pleased to congratulate the ACE producers whose films received awards in:

>>> KARLOVY VARY (49th edition)

In the competition of the official selection SZABADSES / FREE FALL by György Pálfi, produced by Ferenc Pusztai (ACE, Hungary) and co-produced by Emilie Blézat (ACE, France) received the Special Jury Prize, as well as the Best Director Award and the Europa Cinemas Label Award (non-statutory award).

Also in the official selection, JE SUIS A TOI / I’M YOURS by Andrea Sedláčková, produced by Jean-Yves Roubin (ACE, Belgium) won the Best Actor Award for Nahuel Pérez Biscayar’s performance.

In the Documentary Films section, WAITING FOR AUGUST / CEKANI NA SRPEN by Teodora Ana Mihaj, co-produced by Dries Phlypo (ACE, Belgium) was named Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes long.

>>> GALWAY FILM FLEADH (26th edition)

At the Fleadh, STILL, by Simon Blake, produced by Zorana Piggott (ACE, United Kingdom) won the Best International First Feature Award whilst GLASSLAND by Gerard Barrett, produced by Ed Guiney (ACE, Ireland) was named Best Irish Feature in association with Volta.

Photos: (1) STILL © Blunt Pictures Ltd / 011 Productions Ltd (2) FREE FALL © KMHFilms (3) GLASSLAND © Element Pictures

ACE ROUND-TABLE IN GALWAY

galway14-seminarThis Friday at the Galway Film Fleadh, ACE held a round-table discussion about the new Irish tax scheme to replace Section 481. “The next big (tax) break” gathered 80 accredited producers & industry professionnals around a panel moderated by Simon Perry (ACE President) and composed of James Hickey (CEO of the Irish Film Board), Marcos Kantis (Schiwago Film, Germany), Jean-Yves Roubin (Frakas Productions, Belgium) and Frank Groot (Rinkel Film, Netherland). A description and evaluation of the European key tax schemes, the session led to a very rich and practical conversation about incentives and the efficient use of rebates in Europe.

To read the syllabus: click here

The workshop was organised thanks to the support of Screen Training Ireland, Irish Film Board and with the collaboration of the Galway Film Fleadh. Thanks to everyone who participated.

To see the list of ACE producers’ films in Galway 2014: click here

ACE PRODUCERS’ FILM IN GALWAY 2014

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13 ACE members from 8 different countries have produced or co-produced a film selected at the 26th Galway Film Fleadh.

>>> NEW IRISH CINEMA

GET UP AND GO by Brendan Grant, produced by Macdara Kelleher (ACE, Ireland)
GLASSLAND by Gerard Barrett, produced by Ed Guiney (ACE, Ireland)
STAY by Wiebke von Carolsfeld, produced by Martina Niland (ACE, Ireland)

>>> WORLD CINEMA

IL FUTURO by Alicia Scherson,
produced by Mario Mazzarotto (ACE, Italy), Emanuele Nespeca (ACE, Italy), Claudia Steffen (ACE, Germany), Bruno Bettati (ACE, Chile) & Luis Angel Ramirez (ACE, Spain)
THE SPECIAL NEED by Carlo Zoratti, co-produced by Fabian Gasmia (ACE, Germany)
STILL by Simon Blake, produced by Zorana Piggott (ACE, United Kingdom)

>>> FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

NEW BOOBS by Sacha Polak, produced by Marleen Slot (ACE, Netherlands)
LAST HIJACK by Tomy Pallotta & Femke Wolting,
co-produced by Roman Paul (ACE, Germany) & Bart Van Langendonck (ACE, Belgium)

Pictures: (1) THE SPECIAL NEED © DETAiLFILM GmbH  (2) GET UP AND GO © Fastnet Films (3) GLASSLAND © Element Pictures

ACE PRODUCERS’ FILMS IN KARLOVY VARY 2014

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The 49th edition of the KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is starting this week. Among the different selections, 10 ACE producers’ films, with 8 nationalities represented, are in competition.

Congrats to our members whose projects will run for competition in Karlovy Vary!

>>> OFFICIAL SELECTION - COMPETITION

DIRA U HANUSOVIC / NOWHERE IN MORAVIA by Miroslav Krobot,
co-produced by Pavel Berčík (ACE, Czech Republic)
FAIR PLAY by Andrea Sedláčková,
produced by Silvia Panakova (ACE, Slovakia) & Pavel Strnad (ACE, Czech Republic)
JE SUIS A TOI / I’M YOURS by Andrea Sedláčková,
produced by Jean-Yves Roubin (ACE, Belgium)
SZABADSES / FREE FALL by György Pálfi,
produced by Ferenc Pusztai (ACE, Hungary), co-produced by Emilie Blézat (ACE, France)

>>> EAST OF THE WEST – COMPETITION

UTOELET / AFTERLIFE by Virag Zomboracz,
produced by Ferenc Pusztai (ACE, Hungary)
NORVIYIA / NORWAY by Yannis Veslemes,
produced by Yorgos Tsourgiannis (ACE, Greece)
VAN VALAMI FURCSA ÉS MEGMAGYARÁZHATATLAN / FOR SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON by Gábor Reisz, co-produced by Viktória Petrányi (ACE, Hungary)

>>> DOCUMENTARY FILMS – COMPETITION

ISTANBUL UNITED by Farid Eslam & Olli Waldhauer,
produced by Jan Krüger (ACE, Germany)
IL TRENO VA A MOSCA / THE TRAIN TO MOSCOW: A JOURNEY TO UTOPIA
by Federico Ferrone & Michele Manzolini, produced by Simone Bachini (ACE, Italy)
WAITING FOR AUGUST / CEKANI NA SRPEN by Teodora Ana Mihaj,
co-produced by Dries Phlypo (ACE, Belgium)

ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN 2014 – CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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The 5th ACE Coproduction Lab in Japan will be held in Tokyo, during TIFFCOM, from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th October 2014.

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This 5-day workshop will gather 10 European and Japanese professionals to develop the opportunities for artistic and financial cooperation between these zones. It will consist of roundtables with key players of the market, pitching sessions, networking events, case studies and one-to-one meetings.
The event takes place during TIFFCOM (affiliated market of the Tokyo International Film Festival), and is held in the same event hall. This is the occasion to meet a wide range of professionals from Japan Korea and the whole Asian continent: potential financial partners, distributors, agents servicing companies, casting directors etc.

DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT FOR A CO-PRODUCTION WITH A JAPANESE PARTNER?

>>> For information, download the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: click here.
>>> APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15th, 2014
To confirm your interest and request the application form, please contact Al Williams (alwilliams@ace-producers.com).

NOTE: ACE will organize and cover travel costs Paris-Tokyo-Paris and full board accommodation during the workshop for the selected producers. This event is also open to non-members.

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