The first Central Europe Focus Training Days took place between the 30th of June and the 2nd of July 2017 at FAMU – Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

ACE Producers selected 13 upcoming producers at relatively early stages in their careers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland to take part in the first ACE Training Days.

The workshop included plenary sessions, group meetings and interactive workshops exploring:

  • International financing opportunities and strategies;
  • Co-production advantages and pitfalls;
  • Finance plans and different types of money;
  • A case study on a European co-production;
  • An evaluation of international project markets;
  • Improvement of pitching skills;
  • Input from experienced film producers, different options for developing a sustainable business.

The ACE Training Days in Prague are supported by the Czech Film Fund and the Audiovisual Producers Association (APA).


Peter Badač – BFILM
Jan Hubáček – GNOMON
Vit Janeček – D1 Film
Barbara Janišová Feglová – Hitchhiker Cinema
Michael Kaboš – KABOS Film & Media
Jitka Kotrlová – Frame Films
Kristýna Květová – Cinemotif Films
Tomás Michálek – Masterfilm
Jakub Pinkava – Pink Productions
Alice Tabery – Cinepoint
Anna Tydlitátová – Freelance
Tomás Vach – Slothmachine
Julie Žáčková – Unit + Sofa