5 new producers from 5 non-EU countries have been selected to participate in the 7th edition of the ACE Mundus Programme. They are: Diana Almeida (Brazil - Lacuna Filmes), Michael Dobbin (Canada - Quiet Revolution Pictures), Yanick Létourneau (Canada - Périphéria Productions Inc.), Shen Yang (China - Way Good Entertainment Co.,Ltd.), and Ryan Silbert (United States - Origin Story Entertainment).
Starting with a 7 days workshop in Paris and Pisa (Italy) from the 6th to the 12th of April, the programme will run until the end of December 2015. These 5 producers will automatically join the existing ACE Network of more than 180 producers from 40 countries.
For the first time US independent cinema will be represented in our network, with a producer based in New York. Our second Chinese member comes from Shanghai. She is the the former programming director of the Shanghai International Film Festival, and has produced several great Chinese independent films these last years, among them Black Coal Thin Ice, Golden Bear in Berlin 2014. This is also the first year that we are welcoming a Brazilian producer into the ACE network thanks to our partnership with Cinema do Brasil.