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ACE 26 FAMILY ALBUM

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Find the ACE 26 Family Album on our Facebook page here

16 NEW PRODUCERS JOIN THE ACE NETWORK

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The new members for the 26th ACE session have just been selected! From October 2016, 16 producers from 14 European countries will participate in the training programme and are officially joining the ACE Network of more than 240 producers.

For the full list of ACE 26 Producers: click here

ACE AT THE PARIS CO-PRODUCTION VILLAGE

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Don’t miss the ACE networking cocktail at the Paris Co-production Village 2016! The cocktail will take place on Thursday 9th June at 6pm, after a mini-workshop for the international project holders.

In 2016, Paris Co-Production Village will celebrate the Colombian film industry with 3 Colombian projects selected out of the 15 projects. Congratulations to ACE member Daniel Garcia (Colombia) for the selection of THE TAILOR by Cesar Heredia.

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information on the Paris Co-production Village, click HERE

MEET US IN CANNES !

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To get information about the next session and on how to apply, please contact  Emmanuelle Döry: Emmanuelledory@ace-producers.comAND BOOK A MEETING WITH US IN CANNES.

What is the ACE annual session for EU producers ?

4 steps to help your feature film project
- Late October / script development workshop
- Late November / financing strategy workshop – Pitching and 1-to-1 meetings
- Early April / networking workshop : The ACE ANNUAL REUNION
- One year of script and financial advice at a distance

Download the ACE presentation & Guidelines: click here

THE 2016 ANNUAL REUNION: A FAMILY ALBUM

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This year’s Annual Reunion, held in Bergen, was another great success for the ACE producers, thanks to our fantastic speakers: Nicolas Brevière (case study on Une Jeunesse Allemande),  Tom Dercourt and Jan Krüger (”show and tell” showcases) ,  Jean-Yves Roubin et Eurydice Gysel, and many others… More photos HERE.

A big thanks to our hosts the Norwegian Film Institute, the Western Norway Film Commission and the town of Bergen in Hordaland county, and also to our guests for the ACE Networking Tables, the representatives of the Norwegian regional film commissions. You have been great!

 

6 NEW NON-EU ACE MEMBERS

6 new producers from 5 non-EU countries (Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico and Uganda) have been selected to participate in the eighth edition of the ACE Mundus programme. They are:
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CELIS, Nicolás Pimienta Films, Mexico
FERREIRA, Eliane Muiraquitã Filmes, Brazil
GARCÍA, Daniel Día Fragma Fábrica de Películas, Colombia
KIFF, Kaleena Radius Squared, Canada
MAGOOLA, Nathan Ntice Mediaworks, Uganda
NOËL, Serge Possibles Média, Canada

We are very happy to say that African independent cinema will be represented in our network for the first time, with a producer based in Kampala, Uganda: Nathan Magoola.

Starting with a 8-day workshop in Paris, France, and Bergen, Norway, from the 4th to the 10th of April, the Mundus 8 programme will run from early April until the end of December 2016. These 6 producers will automatically join the existing ACE Network of more than 230 producers from 46 countries.

 

ACE 25 FINANCING WORKSHOP

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A few pictures of our ACE 25 Financing workshop in Cologne. Many thanks to our 30 European decision-makers and to our 16 ACE 25 participants: you were great ! More pictures here

ACE 25 FAMILY ALBUM

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Find the ACE 25 Family Album on our Facebook page here

16 NEW PRODUCERS ARE JOINING THE ACE NETWORK

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The new members for the 25th ACE session have just been selected! From October 2015, 16 producers from 15 European countries will participate in the training programme and are officially joining the ACE Network of more than 200 producers.

We are particularly proud both of the fact that women producers are very well-represented this year, making up ten out of the 16 of our new friends, and additionally of the record number of countries represented.

For the full list of ACE 25 Producers: click here

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS : PRODUCTION VALUE WORKSHOP

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The 8-day residential financing workshop Production Value is now accepting applications for its 10th edition, which will take place in Amsterdam from the 9th to 16th of January 2016.

Their call for applications can be found here
To download the flyer, click here

The 2015 Annual Reunion: A Family Album

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A great annual reunion in Pisa for the ACE producers, thanks to Ed Guiney’s master class, to Erik Hemmendorf’s case study on Force Majeure, tp the show cases presented by Martin Pope, by Antoine Simkine and by Alessandro Borrelli, ant to many others… More pictures HERE

Thanks a lot to our hosts the Toscana Film Commission and the City of Pisa, and also to our guests for the ACE Networking Tables, the italian regional film commissions representatives from Piemonte, Apulia, Trentino, Bolzano, Sudtirol Alto Adige… You have been great !

PARIS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE: Application deadline next week!

coproparisPARIS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE (10-12 June 2015) is a projects market organised by Les Arcs European Film Festival and Champs-Elysées Film Festival.

15 international film projects destined for French or European co-production will be presented to co-producers, world sales agents, distributors, financiers and fund representatives.

ACE is an official partner of the Coproduction Village, and will organise an ACE cocktail on the 10th and a  mini ACE workshop for project holders on this occasion.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT NOW!

>>> Submission deadline: April 10th 2015
>>> SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT BY COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION FORM: click here

Projects SHOULD NOT have French partners attached when submitted! Learn about the Eligibility criteria: click here

More information: www.pariscopro.com

The 2015 Ace Annual Meeting in Pisa

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SAVE THE DATE ! ! 10th - 12th of April the 2015 the ACE members Annual Meeting will take place in Pisa and all rooms are almost booked. If you want to attend please contact ACE asap ! (Members only)

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6 NEW NON-EU ACE MEMBERS


6 new producers from 6 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.), Jorge Botero (Colombia - Septima Films), and Ryan Silbert (United States - Origin Story Entertainment).

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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 6 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.

France-Taiwan workshop at the CNC

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ACE has organised a session about fund raising in France for Taiwanese films during the CNC’s France-Taïwan co-production workshop on the 15th and 16th of January. There si no co-production treaty between any EU country and this country. However Taiwanese directors did sometimes extremely well on the French market

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>>> More details
Contact : emmanuelle.deprats@cnc.fr

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ACE 24 WORKSHOP IN HALLE

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>>> See more pictures on our Facebook: click here

ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN 2014

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Next week, in collaboration with UNIJAPAN, ACE will hold its 5th CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN, during the TIFFCOM2014 Project Market.

From the 20th to the 25th of October 2014 in Tokyo, 6 producers from Europe, with a project of their own in development, and selected delegates from Japan, will participate together in a 5 day workshop.  The ACE Lab in Tokyo is an exclusive opportunity to connect producers and improve their knowledge of both European and Japanese industries as well as to find financial and creative partners.

Programme: pitching sessions, Japanese & European marketplace & incentive presentations, co-production case studies and one-to-one meetings.

See pictures of the ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN 2013 on our Facebook page.

ACE Co-production Lab in Japan 2014 Line Up

>>> Discover the producer’s introduction & schedule: click here.
Keep posted about the LAB!
Follow our Twitter with #ACETOKYO and more on our Facebook page: click here

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AN UNFORGETABLE ANNUAL REUNION IN TBILISI - SEE PICTURES

Thanks to everyone !

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See all pictures on our Facebook page: click here

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ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN HONG KONG, 4th EDITION

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ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN MIAMI: 10 PROJECTS SELECTED

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The next ACE Co-production Lab will take place this week, during the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) from the 12th to the 15th of March.

Here is the list of the 10 producers and projects selected:

Andres Baiz (Colombia) Domestic Animals
Benjamin Domenech (Argentina) Dolores
Bruno Bettati (Chile) Parable of a Blind Christ
Felicitas Raffo (Argentina) Nobody is Watching
Felix Blum (Germany) TORO 21
Hernan Musaluppi (Argentina) Benjamin or the Planetarium
Steve Clark-Hall (United Kingdom) Nemesis
Jan Krüger (Germany) The Saint of the Impossible
Luis Angel Ramirez (Spain) Claria
Ulf Hultberg (Sweden) The Last Battle

This 1st edition of the ACE Lab in Miami will focus on European, Latin American and North American co-production for Spanish-speaking films. During this workshop and the MIFF Industry Market, American and European participants will meet consultants and key players of the industry to work out a better understanding of each others’ professional environments. They will also pitch their projects in public and in one-to-one meetings.

>> Find more information about the ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB in MIAMI: click here

>> Learn about the MIFF Encuentros: click here

With the collaboration of:

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With the support of MEDIA:

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NEW NON-EU ACE MEMBERS: WELCOME TO THE MUNDUS 6 PRODUCERS

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6 new producers from 5 non-EU countries (Australia, Canada, Colombia, Israel and Lebanon) have been selected to participate in the 6th edition of the ACE Mundus Programme.

These new members will be integrated into the ACE community and welcomed by the ACE producers’ alumni in April, during our Network’s next annual meeting in Tbilisi.

>>> Find more information about them on the Non-EU members’ page: click here

>>> Learn about the ACE training session for Non-EU producers: click here

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ACE 23 FINANCING WORKSHOP IN HALLE : THANKS EVERYONE !

ACE 23 FINANCING WORKSHOP IN HALLE (Germany)

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From 20th to 25th November 2013, the 16 ACE23 producers are in Halle (Germany) to participate in the 2nd workshop of their year-long programme: the Financing workshop.

In the programme : more 1-to-1 meetings, presentations of different Financing support schemes in Europe and the rest of the world, an afternoon focused on World Sales and 3 days of Financing pitchings in front of an audience made up of numerous sales agents and industry stakeholders such as K5 international, Films Distribution, The Works, Films Boutique, Arte etc.

>>> Follow the workshop on  Twitter #ACE23 and see pictures on our Facebook: click here

The workshop is supported by MEDIA and organised in collaboration with MDM Film fund with additional support from MEDIA Antenna Berlin-Brandenburg.

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ACE 23 DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP in PARIS

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From 14th to 19th October 2013, the 16 newly selected producers are participating in the ACE 23 Development Workshop in Paris.

>>> Check the profile of the 16 new ACE members on www.ace-producers.com/participants

>>> Follow the workshop on Twitter #ACE23 and see pictures on our Facebook: click here

16 NEW MEMBERS FOR THE ACE 23 TRAINING SESSION !

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ACE is proud to announce that this year, 16 producers from 11 European countries have been selected to participate in the 23rd ACE TRAINING SESSION and have thus joined the ACE Network of more than 180 producers.

> Discover our new members: click here

> For ACE 23 Producers & Projects full list: click here

ACE MUNDUS 6 – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

ACE Mundus is a 7-day workshop in Europe, open to non-European producers.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
→ being an experienced independent producer and having produced, as main producer, at least one fiction feature film theatrically released in your country;
→ having a fiction feature film project in the early stages of development at the time of application, suitable for a co-production (and/or international distribution deal) with an EU country.

Deadline for the application: 8 November 2013

For more info: click here or contact Al Williams, alwilliams@ace-producers.com

ACE Mundus is an initiative supported by
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AN AMAZING ACE ANNUAL MEETING FOR THE 20th ANNIVERSARY IN HELSINKI

Thanks to all ACE members, consultants and partners who took part in making it a wonderfully special Annual Reunion.

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Presentation on the Finnish Film Industry by Petri Kemppinen (Finnish Film Foundation) and the ACE
member Aleksi Bardy.

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ACE launched a new, dynamic session, which allowed the attending ACE members and some 20
Finnish professionals, to present their companies and discuss their projects. The Finnish producers
moved around a series of networking tables so as to interact with as many ACE producers as possible.

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ACE Interview, a masterclass with Rebecca O’Brien/Sixteen Films, Ken Loach’s producer.

ACE 20th Birthday Cocktail Party with Colin Young, former professor at UCLA and founder of the
National Film & Televisions School (London) who established ACE with Sir David Puttnam and René
Cleitman, in 1993.

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This year again we had the SHOW & TELL sessions, a showcase of 4 European production companies
from the ACE Network, NEWS FROM THE FRONT, reports on the film funding situation in various
countries by ACE members & a CASE STUDY by the ACE producer Herbert Schwering (Coin Film, DE).

A particular thank you goes out to Petri Kemppinen (Finnish Film Foundation), Sari Väänänen, Aleksi Bardy, Leila Lyytikäinen, and the Finnish ACE members for their precious help in the organization of the event.

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Click here to check out more photos of the Annual Reunion on the ACE Facebook Page

16 projects at the ACE coproduction Lab in HK

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The 16 projects selected for the ACE coproduction Lab in HK during the Filmart next week are :

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Cristiano Bortone (IT) Coffee
Fernanda Del Nido (ES) The Moon in September
Tom Dercourt (FR) Arexes
Jérôme Dopffer (FR) Red Sky
Flora Goh (SG) Mandala
Titus Ho (HK) Love Revolution
Teresa Kwong (HK) A Mighty Adventure
Yifan Lai (CN) Knife in Clean Water
Gilitte Leung (HK) Future Letters
Han Niu (CN) A Most Peculiar Man
Steven O’Meagher (NZ) Jonah
Bertha Bay-Sa Pan (TW) Taiwan Tiger
Simon Sun (CN) The Aristocrats
Reinette Van De Stadt-Ho (NL) Hong Kong Sister
Tony Yang (TW) True Love Agency
Wei Zhong Zhang (CN) KO! M. Tumor

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These projects feature a wide variety of potential co-productions, from mainstream romantic comedies to art-house, including animation for kids. The workshop will take place from Sunday 17th to Thursday 21st in the ACE booth at Filmart. The participants will also get opportunities to meet the projects selected by our partner the HAF (Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum) and a number of consultants to help them target their strategy on the Chinese market.

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BPX, the first of its kind.

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This week-end ACE launched a new type of event, BPX (Best Practice Exchange) which took place in Ein Gedi, Israel.

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Key issues of best practice in public funding for filmmaking throughout the world have been identified and debated at a high-level workshop attended by the heads of 20 film funding agencies from North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australasia. The workshop was the first of its kind ever to be held.
BPX was an initiative of ACE in partnership with the Israel Film Fund, with the support of MEDIA Mundus.

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ACE 22 FINANCING WORKSHOP IN HALLE : THANK YOU!

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Great meetings with world sales agents in Halle/Germany… Many thanks to K5 International, Films Distribution, MK2, The Works, TF1 International, Coproduction Office, Films Boutique, Memento Films, Global Screen for having spent their weekend at the ACE Workshop.

Many thanks also to Meinolf from Arte/ZDF, Dominique from Cofiloisirs, Isabel from the BFI and all the others: we could not do this without you!
To see the workshop’s photo album on Facebook click HERE

The ACE Financing Workshop in Halle is sponsored by the MDM Film Fund, a great collaboration with Manfred Schmidt and his fantastic team.

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ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN HONG KONG 2013 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

In March 2013, ACE will hold its third ACE COPRODUCTION LAB IN HONG-KONG, in collaboration with the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and FILMART, thanks to the support of MEDIA Mundus.

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The COPRODUCTION LAB IN HK is an exclusive 4-day project-based workshop that will gather European & Chinese professionals in Hong-Kong from the 17th to 22nd of March 2013.

The COPRODUCTION LAB IN HK aims to develop the opportunities for artistic and financial cooperation between a selected group of 10 Chinese and 5 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 PROJECT FOR A CO-PRODUCTION WITH A CHINESE PARTNER?

For further information about the application process, please download the Call for applications.
To confirm your interest and request the application form, please contact Noëmi Haire-Sievers (noemi@ace-producers.com).

The application deadline is the 14th of December 2012.

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ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN 2012

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For the third year in a row, ACE held its CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN, from the 22nd to the 27th of October 2012 in Tokyo, in collaboration with Unijapan and with the support of MEDIA Mundus.

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10 producers from both Europe and Japan participated in the CO-PRODUCTION LAB with a project in development, along with experts such as Joseph Chianese (Entertainment Partners), Mako Tanaka (Japan Film Commission), Yuji Sadai (Bitters End), Mizue Kunizane (Dongyu Club), Takefumi Yoshikawa (Yoshikawa Casting Office), Roman Paul (Razor Film), Jean-Christophe Simon (Film Boutique) and Stephan Holl (Rapid Eye Movies).

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The workshop consisted in co-production case studies, marketplace presentations about Europe and Japan, pitching sessions, one-to-one meetings, and visit of the Q-Tec 2D/3D post-production facilities. The European and Japanese professionals found there a unique opportunity to connect and improve their knowledge of both industries.

Check pictures of the ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN on our Facebook page.

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ACE 22 DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: A REAL SUCCESS!

From 15th to 20th October 2012, the 16 newly selected producers actively participated in the ACE 22 Development Workshop in Andé (France).

Individual project analysis has been monitored by a small, well-chosen group of experts on the script, legal, financing, distribution/sales and technical aspects. With each producer, the experts managed to establish a first evaluation of the scale of the budget compared to the market expected for the film.

Plenary sessions have also been held on project development, story-telling and story-editing issues (sessions by Emmanuel Oberg), on the basics of co-productions and the French subsidy system (Jean-Luc Ormières), on MEDIA Development programme (Soon?Mi Peten) and on Adaptation (Sophie Levie). Experts included Daniel Delume, Isabelle Fauvel, Raimond Goebel, Sara Harper Barnes, Marilyn Milgrom, Véronique Puybaret, Simon Perry and Ada Solomon.

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Check the profile of the 16 new ACE members on www.ace-producers.com/participants

The next session will focus on financial aspects and will take place from Wednesday 21st to Monday 26th November in Halle, Germany with the support of the MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN – REVIEW THE PROJECTS AND BOOK YOUR MEETINGS ONLINE

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ACE is pleased to announce the selected projects for this year Co-Production Lab in Japan, during the TIFFCOM2012 Project Market.

The Pitching Session will take place on October 23 from 10:00 to 12:15 at Grand Pacific LE DAIBA 29th Floor, and is open to the industry.

Please register here if you are interested to attend the pitching session.

You can also register for Seminars open to the industry:
The Future of Production Incentives in Japan (Oct 23, 14:15 ~ 15:45)
Film Funding in Europe (Oct 23, 16?00 ~ 17:00)
Japan’s Co-production Subsidy Scheme (Oct 24, 10:00 ~ 11:00)

Download information about the ACE Projects here and request meetings with the European producers here.

“Kokoro” by Vanja d’Alcantara, produced by Denis DELCAMPE (NEED PRODUCTIONS, BE) and Bertrand GORE (BLUE MONDAY PRODUCTIONS, FR)

“Tokyo Torshavn” by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, produced by Lars Bredo RAHBEK (NIMBUS FILM PRODUCTIONS, DK)

“My Name is Hmmm…” by agnès b., produced by Christophe AUDEGUIS (LOVE STREAMS AGNÈS B., FR)

“Centaur” by Aktan Arym Kubat, produced by Cedomir KOLAR (A.S.A.P. FILMS, FR)

“Baby” by Kei Ishikawa, produced by Weronika CZOLNOWSKA (EASYBUSYPRODUCTIONS, PL)

Download information about the Japanese Projects here and request meetings with the Japanese producers here.

“The Letters from Russia” by Yoshinari Nishikori, produced by Tadashi SATO (IZUMO PICTURES, JP)

“03:00” by Takako Miyahira, produced by Takako MIYAHIRA (KUKURU VISION, JP)

“Anima” by Gaspard Kuentz, produced by Koji TSUJIMOTO (JINGUMAE PRODUCE, JP)

“Lafkadio Hearn: his journey to Ithaca” by Constantine Giannaris, produced by Hisami KUROIWA (MEDIA SPACE, JP)

“Lilly in the woods” by Chis Chow, produced by Fumiko SHIOBARA (SHIOBARA OFFICE, JP)

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ACE MUNDUS 5 - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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ACE Mundus is a 7-day workshop in Europe, open to non-European producers.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
- being an experienced independent producer and having produced, as main producer, at least one fiction feature film theatrically released in your country ;
- having a fiction feature film project in the early stages of development at the time of application, suitable for a co-production (and/or international distribution deal) with an EU country.

>> Download the presentation

Deadline for the application: 7 November 2012

ACE Mundus is an initiative supported by MEDIA Mundus

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ACE COPRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN 2012

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For the third year running, the ACE Coproduction Lab in Japan, in collaboration with Unijapan and thanks to the support of MEDIA Mundus, will be held in Tokyo, from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th of October 2012.

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This 5-day workshop will gather European and Japanese professionals to develop the opportunities for artistic and financial cooperation between these zones and cultivate a better understanding of each other professional environment. It will consist of case studies, marketplace presentations, pitching sessions, networking events and one-to-one meetings.

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A series of coproduction themed seminars and presentations will take place during the TIFFCOM2012 Project Market.
Please note some seminars are closed events for Co-production Lab participants only.

Tuesday October 23rd - 29F, Hotel Grand Pacific LE DAIBA
Seminar 1: The Future of Production Incentives in Japan (open to Industry?
Seminar 2: Fund Raising in Europe (open to Industry

Wednesday October 24th - 29F, Hotel Grand Pacific LE DAIBA
Seminar 3: Presentation of Japan’s Co-production Subsidy Scheme (open to Industry?
Seminar 4: Distribution of European Films in Japan (Co-production Lab participants only?
Seminar 5: Casting in Japan (Co-production Lab participants only

Friday October 26th - venue to be announced
Seminar 6: Visit to Post Production Facility (Co-production Lab / KOFIC participants only?
Seminar 7: Case Study Screening (Co-production Lab participants only?
Seminar 8: Case Study: Co-financing with Europe (Co-production Lab participants only?
Seminar 9: Distribution of Japanese Films in Europe (Co-production Lab participants only

Detailed information about seminars and projects will be announced at the end of September.

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FRENCH-RUSSIAN COPRODUCTION LAB

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A very promising first edition of the FRANCO-RUSSIAN COPRODUCTION LAB was organized by ACE in Paris, last week.

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The workshop brought together 5 French producers and 5 Russian producers, along with several consultants from the two countries, such as Igor Mishin (April Mig Pictures), Oleg Berezin (Association of Russian Cinema / Nevafilm), Laurent Daniélou (Rezo Films International), Michel Zana (Sophie Dulac Distribution), Catherine Dussart (CDP), etc.

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Over the course of three days, the 10 participants attended presentations on the French and Russian markets (financing, production, distribution, marketing, sales, etc), a coproduction case study on “Roots” (Pavel Lungin) by Catherine Dussart, and a distribution case study on “Faust” (Aleksandr Sokurov) by Michel Zana, a film released this week. They also had the opportunity to present their company and projects to the professionals attending, network with them and benefit from stimulating one-to-one meetings with the consultants of the Lab.

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Sponsored by the Russian Cinema Fund and the CNC – Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée

WELCOME TO OUR RUSSIAN PARTICIPANTS

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Today starts the first FRANCO-RUSSIAN COPRODUCTION LAB organised by ACE.

>>> FOLLOW IT ON TWITTER @ACE_RonanGirre

ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen/ Ателье европейского кино) это ассоциация, созданная в

1993 г., в задачи которой входит оказание поддержки европейским продюсерам, стремящимся

к реализации совместных проектов с продюсерами из других стран. Двумя основными

направлениями деятельности ACE являются организация семинаров, посвященных различным

мировым рынкам, и создание международной сети продюсеров, готовых помогать друг другу

совместно продюсировать и финансировать фильмы.

Каждый год ассоциация приглашает 16 профессионалов, уже проявивших себя в своей стране,

принять участие в своей ежегодной программе. ACE предлагает уникальные знания и опыт в

том, что касается подготовки сценария, финансирования, маркетинга фильмов. В программе

предусмотрены встречи с крупнейшими международными дистрибьютерами, европейскими

трастовыми фондами и опытными продюсерами ACE. Таким образом, участники программы

смогут стать членами признанной сети профессионалов, которая организует свои встречи на

всех крупнейших фестивалях и наиболее перспективных рынках.

ACE это также солидарное сообщество, которое с недавних пор приглашает к сотрудничеству

продюсеров из стран-не членов ЕС, для которых была разработана специальная программа,

благодаря новой программе MEDIA Mundus. Именно так ACE смогла наладить сотрудничество

с таким странами, как Австралия, Канада, Китай, Колумбия, Израиль, Япония и Новая Зеландия.

Ассоциация организует семинары за пределами Европы, в поисках новых талантов и новых

рынков.

Креативные и динамичные продюсеры ACE регулярно получают награды на Каннском,

Берлинском, Венецианском фестивалях, на церемонии Оскара, на французской церемонии

вручения наград Сэзар, на European Film Awards и т. д.

The Coproduction Lab is sponsored by the Russian Cinema Fund and the CNC.

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ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN 2012 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

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For the third year running, the ACE Coproduction Lab in Japan, in collaboration with Unijapan and thanks to the support of MEDIA Mundus, will be held in Tokyo, from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th of October 2012.

This 5-day workshop will gather around 20 European and Japanese professionals to develop the opportunities for artistic and financial cooperation between these zones. It will consist of case studies, marketplace presentations, pitching sessions, 1-to-1 meetings and networking events.

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

For further information about the application process, please download the Call for applications.
To confirm your interest and request the application form, please contact Noëmi Haire-Sievers (noemi@ace-producers.com)

The application deadline is the 6th of July 2012.

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LAB DE COPRODUCTION FRANCO-RUSSE

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THE ANNUAL REUNION 2012 IN BUCHAREST

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Thank you everybody for your intense participation in the ACE Annual Reunion 2012 in Bucharest!
This year, two new sessions were successfully launched: NEWS FROM THE FRONT, an interactive update on European countries financing systems and markets, by the ACE members, and SHOW & TELL, during which 4 senior members of the ACE network showcased their company’s business model, films and projects, screening trailers and pictures.

Special thanks to Ada Solomon, one of our romanian members, for her tremendous help in the organization of this 2012 edition.

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SHOW & TELL

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

THE 2012 ACE COPRODUCTION LAB in HONG KONG

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This year again, the ACE coproduction Lab in Hong Kong gathered from the 19th to the 22nd March 2012, 15 producers from Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, France, Iceland, Italy and Belgium. We would like to thank our fantastic partners Filmart, HAF, and HKTDC for their precious collaboration. That was a very good second edition ! See you next year…

THANK YOU MARLEEN!

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ACE wishes to thank all the members who attended the ACE Annual Reunion in Amsterdam and especially  Marleen Slot, who helped us to organise the event and raised the financings and partnerships that made it possible. The Reunion is the biggest ACE event of the year and the most complex to organise for the ACE team. According to everyone, this seems to have been a very good edition with extremely good content and great fun. Don’t forget to come back next year!

THE ACE ANNUAL MEETING IN AMSTERDAM

Focus on Netherlands: a presentation of all good reasons to co-produce with the Netherlands. The funds, the potential partners, the talents, everyone was there.

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Brainstorming session : this year, a very active participation of the ACE members  to a common reflexion about our association’s future.

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ACE Interview with Roman Paul (Razor Film, Germany), a young  ACE producer but already a large professional recognition with Waltz with Bashir and several other important films selected in Cannes and Berlin during these last years.

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With the support of

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ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB AT THE FILMART 2011

ACE held its first Co-production Lab in Hong Kong from the 20th to 24th of March last, in collaboration with the HAF and Filmart.

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Four  intense days of very technical exchanges with producers, distributors and talent agencies from Hong Kong and mainland China, which were as fascinating for the European as for the Chinese participants. The Lab ended with two case studies of films that were co-financed by Europe and China: Pinoy Sunday , produced by Natacha Devillers and Chongqing Blues (Official Selection Cannes 2010), produced by Isabelle Glachant.

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The Chinese market, which sees an annual 40% rise in the box office, attracts more ACE members every year. We hope that this event will be the beginning of a fruitful, long-term relationship with Chinese professionals.

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SELECTED PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS FOR THE 2011 ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN HONG KONG

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The first ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN HONG-KONG will take place from the 20th to the 24th of  March 2011, in partnership with SINAPSES ASIA Ltd, HONG – KONG ASIA FILM FINANCING FORUM (HAF) and the TAIPEI FILM COMMISSION.
This 4-day lab during Filmart will consist of case studies about coproduction between EU and Chinese companies, screenings, plenary sessions on distribution of foreign films in the EU and in the Chinese territories, pitching sessions, one-to-one meetings between the participants and the experts, market presentations and a meeting with a panel of Chinese talent agents.

The participants are 10 Chinese producers from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore and 6 EU producers from France, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom, the 16 of them holding a project.

>>> PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LIST OF SELECTED PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS!

4 European experts will be invited (producers having coproduced a Chinese Film, sales agents, festival managers) sharing their experience with the participants. 4 Chinese experts plus a panel of talent agents will join them to help the participants to understand the ins and outs of film business in the Chinese market.

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7 NON-EU PRODUCERS JOIN THE ACE NETWORK

ACE is very happy to announce the ACE MUNDUS 2011 Selection.
7 non EU-producers have been selected to participate in the programme which will start in March and take place in Paris and Amsterdam: Fiona COPLAND (Filmwor, New Zealand), Damon D’OLIVEIRA (Conquering Lion Pictures, Canada), Chantal LAFLEUR (Productions La Fête, Canada), Marian MACGOWAN (Macgowan Films, Australia), Cindy MI LIN (Infotainment China Media, China), Diego RAMIREZ (64 A Films, Colombia) and Eilon RATZKOVSKY (July August Productions, Israel).

In partnership with TÉLÉFILM CANADA, the NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION, SCREEN AUSTRALIA, the CNC - MINISTÈRE DE LA CULTURE, PRO-IMAGENES COLOMBIA and the ISRAEL FILM FUND.

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ACE CO-PRODUCTION LAB IN JAPAN 2011

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For the second year in a row,  ACE held its CO-PRODUCTION LAB  IN JAPAN, from 7th to 12th January, in Kyoto and Tokyo, a collaboration with Unijapan and Téléfilm Canada, with the support of MEDIA International.

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12 experienced producers from Europe, Canada and Japan participated in the CO-PRODUCTION LAB with their film project, along with experts such as Ichiro Yamamoto (Shochiku, JP), Niv Fichman (Rhombus Media, CA), Eve Gabereau (Soda Pictures, UK), Yuji Sadai (Bitters End, JP), Shozo Ichiyama (Office Kitano, JP) and Jean-Christophe Simon (Films Boutique, DE).

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The workshop consisted in co-production case studies, marketplace presentations, pitching sessions, 1-to-1 meetings, networking events, and visits of the Toei Movies Studios and the Schochiku Kyoto Studios.  The EU, Canadian and Japanese participants found there a unique opportunity to connect and improve their knowledge of both the industries.

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