The Central Europe Training Days are organised by ACE Producers, and will be held
at FAMU – Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague from the
29 June to the 1 July 2018.

Scheduled over two-and-a-half days, the Training Days will be provided with the help of ACE consultants who have notably strong track-records in international project financing, sales and online distribution, and who will share their knowledge and international expertise.

The Training Days are designed to meet the needs of upcoming producers, at relatively early  stages in their careers, from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Participation will not be limited to producers with the same high level of experience as is required for the main ACE Producers Training programme.

“The Essentials of International Sales and Online Distribution” will include plenary sessions, group meetings, case-studies and interactive workshops. These will explore international sales, distribution, marketing and festival strategies.

The Central Europe Training Days are organised by ACE Producers and supported by the Czech Film Fund and the Czech Audiovisual Producers Association (APA).


  • To be an independent film producer at a relatively early stage of your career.
    We also accept producers who are slightly more experienced and coming
    from different fields like TV or commercials;
  • To have a feature film project in development; it is also possible to submit a
    documentary project, animation project or concept for a different format;
  • To commit to attend the workshop.


Submit the following documents in English and in PDF format:

• Biography/filmography (including contact details) and/or your company profile;
• Motivation letter explaining why you would like to participate;
• Synopsis of a feature film project in development (or another format), on which you would like to work during the Training Days.

Send the completed application, no later than 25 April 2018, to Al Williams. Email:

The selection of producers will be announced in May.

Participation fee: €300 (Czech Producers benefit from a discount and pay €200).
Participants will take care of their own travel and accommodation.

Contact Al Williams for more information on the application process:

Czech producers can also reach out to Katerina Weissova (Managing Director – Audiovisual Producers Association, Czech Republic).