To receive an application form,
please contact Emmanuelle Dory: Emmanuelledory@ace-producers.com
To receive an application form,
please contact Emmanuelle Dory: Emmanuelledory@ace-producers.com
New members for the 24th ACE SESSION have just been selected! From October 2014, 17 producers from 12 European countries will participate in the training programme and will officially join the ACE Network of more than 200 producers.
> Discover our new members: click here
> For ACE 24 Producers & Projects full list: click here
The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is now recruiting producers and projects for its next International Financing Forum (IFF) during the TIFF 2014 – September 7-8, 2014
IFF is OMDC’s feature film co-financing event at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Selected international and Canadian producers are brought together with international sales agents, distributors, funders, agents and executive producers to do business in brokered meetings and benefit from exclusive networking opportunities.
>>> Deadline for Canadian producers : June 25, 2014
>>> Deadline for international producers : July 16, 2014
This year, the ACE PRODUCERS ANNUAL REUNION 2014 will be held in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia.
A member of EURIMAGES since 2011, Georgia has for a long time been a highly active player in European cinema. From Otar Iosseliani, Nana Dzhordzhadze or Tenguiz Abouladzé to Rusudan Chkonia (Keep smiling) and Nana Ekvtimishvili (Eka & Natia), Georgia has been sending out talented directors to all the class A Festivals for many years. Not to mention, the scenic grandeur of their national landscape which makes the country very rich for movie sets.
From next year on, Georgia will open production incentives worth 25%, which is why it will be the perfect moment for the ACE ANNUAL REUNION to take place there.
in collaboration with
Deadline: 12 July 2013
More information is available on Film London website
The ACE Annual session for EU producers: 4 steps to help your feature film project
- October / script development workshop
- Late November / financing strategy workshop
- Late March / networking workshop: The ACE ANNUAL REUNION
- One year of script and financial advice at a distance
Contact Al Williams for more information : firstname.lastname@example.org
7 new producers from 6 non-EU countries (Australia, Canada, Colombia, Israel, New Zealand and Russia) have been selected to participate in the fifth edition of the ACE Mundus Programme that will run from early April until the end of December 2013. The programme will start with an 8-day workshop in Paris and Helsinki from the 1st to 8th of April. These 7 producers will automatically join the existing ACE Network of more than 170 producers from 42 countries.
In collaboration with:
In February 2013, ACE, in collaboration with the ISRAEL FILM FUND and with the support of MEDIA MUNDUS, will launch a new workshop for the benefit of leaders of key film funding agencies throughout the world: BEST PRACTICE EXCHANGE (BPX).
Basic Eligibility Criteria
In order to apply to the annual ACE programme, independent producers must:
● be an owner, partner or associate of an independent production company based in a European Union or MEDIA Programme country;
● have been the delegate producer (i.e. the principal responsible producer) of at least one theatrically-released feature film;
● have a fiction feature film project in an early stage of development which is designed to attract international finance and distribution;
● be available and make a commitment to attend the Development Workshop (October), the Financing Workshop (November) and the Project Workshop/Annual Reunion (late March-early April).
If you are interested in applying, please contact us to organise a meeting: email@example.com
From 14th to 16th June 2012, ACE will organize the first edition of the LAB FRANCO-RUSSE, in partnership with the Russian Cinema Fund and the CNC.
This will be a 3-day workshop in Paris, gathering 5 Russian and 5 French feature film producers willing to develop a project of Franco-Russian co-production.
The Lab will be a combination of several sessions:
- Distribution and marketing of Russian films on the French market,
- Fund raising for Russian films in France,
- Distribution of French films on Russian territory,
- Co-producing or co-financing French films with Russian partners,
- Pitching sessions allowing each participant to present his company and projects to the others, get their feedback and potentially find a partner,
- One-to-one meetings between the participants and key players of the market,
- Networking activities.
>>> ELIGIBILITY: to present a project to the Lab and be selected by the Franco-Russian Academy Selection Committee.
Dates: 14th-16th June, arrival on the 13th and departure on the 17th.
Travel expenses and full board accommodation during the workshop will be covered by ACE, thanks to the support of the Russian Cinema Fund and the CNC.
>>> TO APPLY:
- Russian producers, please contact Russian Cinema Fund in Russia at firstname.lastname@example.org
- French producers, please contact ACE in France at email@example.com
Our representatives will send you an application form having checked your eligibility.
>>>”SUMMER GAMES” by Rolando Kolla, produced by the ACE member Elena Pedrazzoli (Peacock Film, CH), distributed by Rezo Films. A project developed at the ACE 19 Workshops!
>>>”A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA” by Thierry Binisti, produced by the ACE member Miléna Poylo (TS Productions, FR) and co-produced by the ACE member Amir Harel (Lama Films, IL), distributed by Diaphana Films.
>>>”FLOWERS OF EVIL” by David Dusa, produced by the ACE member Emilie Blézat (Sciapode, FR), distributed by Sciapode.
>>>”NOCES” by Philippe Béziat, produced by the ACE members Philippe Martin (Les Films Pelléas, FR) and Elena Tatti (Box Productions, CH), distributed by Les Films Pelléas.
>>>”ON THE EDGE” by Leïla Kilani, produced by the ACE member Charlotte Vincent (Aurora Films, FR), distributed by Epicentre.
>>>”ELLES” by Malgorzata Szumowska, co-produced by the ACE member Bettina Brokemper (Heimatfilm, DE), distributed by Haut & Court.
>>>”SPORT DE FILLES” by Patricia Mazuy, produced by the ACE member Grégoire Debailly (Lazennec, FR), distributed by Le Pacte.
>>> “AT ELLEN’S AGE” by Pia Marais, produced by the ACE member Claudia Steffen (Pandora, DE), distributed by Films Sans Frontières.
>>> “BEAU RIVAGE” by Julien Donada, produced by the ACE member Nicolas Brevière (Local Films, FR), distributed by Kanibal Films Distribution.
In March 2012, ACE will hold its second ACE COPRODUCTION LAB IN HONG-KONG, during the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).
The COPRODUCTION LAB IN HK is an exclusive 4-day project-based workshop that will gather European & Chinese professionals in Hong-Kong from 18th–22nd March 2012.
The Coproduction Lab in HK aims to develop the opportunities for artistic and financial cooperation between a selected group of 10 Chinese and 6 European producers with a team of influential industry professionals and key decision makers. It will help the participants to better understand their cultural differences and their working habits.
The Coproduction Lab in HK is targeted at experienced independent producers and will consist of case studies, marketplace presentations, pitching sessions, 1-to-1 meetings and networking events.
>>> DO YOU HAVE A FICTION FEATURE FILM PROJECT UNDERWAY FOR A CO-PRODUCTION WITH A CHINESE PARTNER? OR HAVE YOU ALREADY PRODUCED A FILM PARTLY FINANCED BY CHINA? IF YES, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE!
For further information (application process, eligibility requirements, participation fees, details about the programme) and to confirm your interest and request your application form, please contact Noëmi Haire-Sievers (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the 10th of December 2011.
>>> “THE TURIN HORSE” by Béla Tarr, produced by the ACE member Martin Hagemann (Zero Fiction Film, DE), distributed by Sophie Dulac Distribution.
>>> “WOMAN IN THE FIFTH” by Pawel Pawlikowski, produced by the ACE member Carole Scotta (Haut & Court, FR), distributed by Haut et Court Dist.
This year again 16 feature film producers from 12 European countries have been selected to participate in the 21st ACE TRAINING SESSION, with a project in development, and have thus joined the ACE Network. The first workshop of the ACE 21 Session will take place this October at the Moulin d’Andé (Normandy, France).
>>> “PURE” by Lisa Langseth, produced by the ACE member Helen Ahlsson (Tre Vanner, SE), distributed by ASC Distribution.
DIGITAL PRODUCTION CHALLENGE / 24-26 NOVEMBER 2011
The European workshop on digital production workflows for producers, line producers, production managers and post-production supervisors takes place in Oslo from 24 to 26 November 2011.
Learn from experienced producers about different workflows and the pitfalls of digital production; present your projects and get advice; discuss 3D and digital distribution with your peers.
Registration is now open until 4 October 2011 at www.digiprodchallenge.net
Fee: 450 Euro, incl. accommodation and meals. Some scholarships are available.
For any additional information, please contact FOCAL at email@example.com
DIGITAL PRODUCTION CHALLENGE is proposed by FOCAL in co-operation with the Norwegian Filminstitute and with support by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
>>> “THE BELOVED” by Christophe Honoré, co-produced by Pavel Strnad (Negativ Film Production, CZ), distributed by Le Pacte.
>>> “THIS MUST BE THE PLACE” by Paolo Sorrentino, co-produced by Ed Guiney (Element Pictures, IE), distributed by ARP Sélection.
>>> “MELANCHOLIA” by Lars Von Trier, co-produced by Bettina Brokemper (Zentropa International Köln, DE) , distributed by Les Films du Losange.
>>> “ALL GOOD CHILDREN” by Alicia Duffy, produced by the ACE Producer Tom DERCOURT (Cinema Defacto, FR) and co-produced by Ed GUINEY (Element Pictures, IE) , distributed by Les Films à Un Dollar.
>>> “IRIS IN BLOOM” by Valérie Mréjen et Bertrand Schefer, produced by the ACE Producer Charlotte VINCENT (Aurora Films, FR), distributed by Shellac.
>>> “3 FOIS 20 ANS” by Julie Gavras, produced by the ACE Producer Bertrand FAIVRE (The Bureau, UK), distributed by Gaumont.
>>>”WOMAN WITHOUT PIANO” by Javier Rebollo, produced by the ACE Producer Jérôme VIDAL (NOODLES PROUCTION, FR), distributed by Bodega Films.
The second annual Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM) promoting Colombian films ready for release, feature projects currently in development (fiction and documentaries) and audiovisual production services on offer is scheduled to take place from July 13-15, 2011. Thirty-five Colombian production services, post-production, audio, equipment rental and digital animation companies attended the first BAM market last year that spotlighted 34 Colombian features in development and a sampling of some 26 films produced during the past two years. More than 90 international guests including producers, distributors, sales agents and television executives will be in Bogotá for this three-day event in July.
Organized by CCB (Bogotá Chamber of Commerce) & PROIMAGENES COLOMBIA
>>> “CHICO & RITA” by Fernando Trueba, produced by the ACE Producer Martin POPE (Magic Light Pictures, UK), distributed by Rezo Film.
>>>”BEHIND THE WALLS” (3D) by Pascal Sid, produced by the ACE Producer Alain BENGUIGUI (Sombrero Films, FR), distributed by Bac Films.
>>>”GOOD BYE FIRST LOVE” by Mia Hansen-Løve, produced by the ACE Producers David THION (Les Films Pelléas, FR) and Roman PAUL (Razor Film, DE), distributed by Les Films du Losange.
>>> “NAOMI” by Eitan Zur, produced by the ACE Producers Eilon RATZKOVSKY (July August Productions, IL), distributed by Pyramide.
>>> “BLACK OCEAN” by Marion Hänsel, produced by the ACE Producers Cedomir KOLAR (A.S.A.P Film, FR), distributed by Eurozoom.
>>> “MAFROUZA” by Emmanuelle Demoris, produced by the ACE Producers Christophe DELSAUX and Céline MAUGIS (La Vie est Belle Films Associés, FR), distributed by Shellac.
And still in theatres…
>>> “TERRITOIRES” by Olivier Abbou, produced by the ACE Producer Jérôme VIDAL (Noodles Production, FR), distributed by SND.
The 2011 Thessaloniki Agora Market, which includes the Crossroads Co-production Forum (November 8-11), the Works in Progress (November 11) and the Film Market (November 5-12), will welcome film projects and films from South-Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean (Europe, North Africa and the Middle East) and now, taking a step towards Central Europe, Czech & Slovak Republic, Poland and Hungary.
… AND HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CROSSROADS CALL FOR ENTRIES!
>>> “BELLEVILLE TOKYO” by Elise Girard, produced by the ACE Producer Marc IRMER (Dolce Vita Films), distributed by Epicentre.
>>> “MEDIANERAS” by Gustavo Taretto, produced by the ACE Producer Hernan MUSALUPPI (Rizoma), distributed by Jour2Fête.
>>> “L’OEIL INVISIBLE” by Diego Lerman, produced by the ACE Producer Luis Angel Ramirez (Imval Producciones, ES), distributed by Pyramide.
>>> “HH, HITLER A HOLLYWOOD” by Frédéric Sojcher, co-produced by the ACE Producer Mario Mazzarotto (Movimento Film/Intelfilm, IT), distributed by Eurozoom.
>>> “LA LISIÈRE” by Géraldine Bajard, produced by the ACE Producer Tom Dercourt (Cinéma Defacto, FR), distributed by Zootrope Films.
>>> “MOI, MICHEL G, MILLIARDAIRE, MAITRE DU MONDE” by Stéphane Kazandjian, produced by the ACE Producer Antoine Rein (Delante Films, FR), distributed by Rézo Films.
>>> “COUP D’ÉCLAT” by José Alcala, produced by the ACE Producer Nicolas Blanc (Agat Films & Cie, FR), distributed by Ad Vitam.
>>> “JIMMY RIVIÈRE” by Teddy Lussi-Modeste, produced by the ACE Producer Jean-Christophe Reymond (Kazak Prod, FR), distributed by Pyramide.
And still in theatres…
>>> “THE LIGHT THIEF” by Aktan Arym Kubat, produced by the ACE Producers Cedomir Kolar (ASAP Films, FR) & Thanassis Karathanos (Pallas Film, DE) and distributed by ZED.
>>> “LA PERMISSION DE MINUIT” by Delphine Gleize, produced by the ACE Producer Jérôme Dopffer (Les Productions Balthazar, FR), distributed by Studio37-Rezo Films.
>>> “LE ROMAN DE MA FEMME” by Djamshed Usmonov, produced by the ACE Producer Marie Masmonteil (Elzévir Films, FR), distributed by Ad Vitam.
>>> “INCENDIES” by Denis Villeneuve, produced by the ACE Producer Luc Déry (micro_scope, CA) & co-produced by the ACE Producer Miléna Poylo and distributed by Happiness Distribution.
>>> “POUPOUPIDOU” by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu, produced by the ACE Producer Isabelle Madelaine (Dharamsala, FR) and distributed by Diaphana.
All the best for 2011, a very promising year for ACE, with exciting events all over the world…
Building bridges between Europe, Canada and the Japanese and Chinese film industries during the Co-production Labs in Japan in January, and in Hong-Kong in March… Welcoming six new members from non-EU countries for the third session of ACE Mundus… Taking ACE members to Amsterdam for the ACE Producers’ Annual Reunion in April… Meeting new producers for the ACE 21 Session (application deadline: late June)… and being present, among others, in Rotterdam, Berlin, Gothenburg, Cannes, Paris Cinema, Sarajevo, Locarno, Toronto, Rome, London, Valdivia, Potsdam, with seminars, workshops and networking events!
>>> “NOS RESISTANCES” by Romain Cogitore, produced by the ACE Producer Tom Dercourt (Cinema Defacto, FR) and distributed by Shellac.
>>> “PIANOMANIA” by Robert Cibis and Lilian Franck, a documentary produced by the ACE 20 Producer Ebba Sinzinger (Wildart Film, AT) and distributed by Jour2Fête.
Don’t miss “DE VRAIS MENSONGES”, by Pierre Salvadori, produced by the ACE producer Philippe Martin (Les Films Pelléas, FR), but also “EVERYONE ELSE” by Maren Ade and produced by Jonas Dornbach (Komplizen Films, DE), “HOME FOR CHRISTMAS” by Bent Hamer, co-produced by Claudia Steffen (Pandora Filmproduction, DE), “INDIGENE D’EURASIE” by Sharunas Bartas, produced by Grégoire Debailly (Lazennec, FR), and “THE LAST STATION” by Michael Hoffman, produced by Chris Curling (Zephyr Films, UK) & Jens Meurer (Egoli Tossell, DE).
“LIFE ABOVE ALL”, by Oliver Schmitz, produced by Oliver Stoltz (Dreamer Joint Venture, DE) and developed at the ACE WORKSHOPS, and “LILY SOMETIMES” by Fabienne Berthaud, produced by Bertrand Faivre (Le Bureau, FR).
“DES FILLES EN NOIR” by Jean-Paul Civeyrac, produced by the ACE producers Philippe Martin & David Thion (Les films Pelléas, FR), selected at the 2010 Directors Fortnight (Cannes).
This week in French theatres, don’t miss “AU FOND DES BOIS” by Benoît Jacquot, co-produced by the ACE producer Jens Meurer (Egoli Tossell Film, DE) and “ILLEGAL”, directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse and produced by Jacques-Henri Bronckart (Versus Production, BE) and Isabelle Madelaine (Dharamsala, FR) which won the price SACD at the Cannes film festival at the 2010 Directors Fortnight.
This week in French theatres, you’ll discover the new thriller inspired by a true story, “CAPTIFS” by Yann Gozlan, produced by the ACE producers Alain Benguigui (Sombrero Films, FR)
You will also appreciate “ROUGE COMME LE CIEL”, directed and produced by Cristiano Bortone (Orisa Produzioni, IT).
During the 14th edition of Cinéma du Québec in Paris, the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) will organize the 7th RENCONTRES DE COPRODUCTION FRANCOPHONE with the support of the Centre du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique and Wallonie Bruxelles Images, the Centre national du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the Luxemburg Film Fund, the Office Fédéral de la Culture Suisse and SwissFilms, the Studio L’Equipe, Téléfilm Canada, TV5 Monde, and with the particpation of EAVE.
Thanks to this collaboration, 3 days of workshops and meetings for French language co-productions will take place in Paris on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of November 2010.
The RENCONTRES DE COPRODUCTION FRANCOPHONE aim at developing co-productions and partnerships between producers, sales agents and distributors from Québec, Canada, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Switzerland, and other European and Mediterranean countries, around French-language feature films in development and in post-production.
>>>Application Deadline: 1st October 2010.
Don’t miss the exciting thriller KRACH by Fabrice Genestal, produced by the ACE producer Pierre Forette with his partner Thierry Wong (Cine Nomine, FR).
The CINEMART deadline for submitting projects is September 1st, 2010.
From January 26 to February 6 (2011), the 40th anniversary edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam will take place. During the festival, the 28th edition of the international co-production market CINEMART will be held from Sunday January 30 to Wednesday February 2.
Over the course of four days, CineMart will again present around 30 to 35 international projects of acclaimed directors and their younger talented colleagues to approximately 850 professionals from the international film industry, ranging from sales-agents, producers and distributors to television buyers and funding agencies.
All the regulations on how to apply and the online entry form are available on Rotterdam Festival’s website: www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com
This week, you’ll appreciate “CLEVELAND CONTRE WALL STREET” by Jean-Stéphane Bron, produced by the ACE producers David Thion & Philippe Martin (Les Films Pelléas, FR) which was at the Cannes festival in the category “Quinzaine des Réalisateurs”.
Don’t miss “JOSEPH ET LA FILLE”, by Xavier de Choudens, produced by Pierre Forette & Thierry Wong (Ciné Nominé, FR).
And also, “D’AMOUR ET D’EAU FRAICHE” by Isabelle Czajka, produced by Agat Films & Cie, FR.
Don’t miss “WILD TARGET” (”PETITS MEURTRES A L’ANGLAISE”) by Jonathan Lynn, produced by the ACE producer Martin Pope (Magic Light Pictures, GB) and by Philippe Martin (Les Films Pelléas, FR).
This week as well, you’ll be delighted to watch “CARLOS LE FILM” by Olivier Assayas, produced by Jens Meurer and Judy Tossell (Egoli Tossel Film, DE) which had its World Premiere at the last Cannes Festival.
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