“ACE is a life-changing experience. The strategies and tools I now hold could not have been found anywhere else.”
Marie Kjellson – ACE 32

“I see this kind of training not only as educational and building of essential network. The most important for me is, what I call ‘producers therapy’.”
Joram Willink – ACE 31

“After 10 years in the business ACE was for me a much needed opportunity to take a step back and reflect closely on where I am as a producer and where I want to go to”.
Viola Fügen – ACE 29

“Overall ACE was a significant boost for me and my company. It helped me become more fluent in the language of European co-productions.”
Daniel Bekerman – ACE 28

“The programme allowed me to get more insight on the sales market and meet new potential sales agents. It gave more visibility towards our company and myself, allowing me easier access to festival markets, development programmes and distribution possibilities.”
Koji Nelissen – ACE 27


“ACE’s strength is its determination to constantly evolve and to tackle, head-on, the challenges faced by international producers. The organisation is more relevant and more essential today than it has ever been.”
Carl Clifton – Hyde Park Entertainment

“The ACE financing workshop represents an invaluable and much appreciated opportunity to get to know upcoming projects from highly-motivated and well-informed producers.”
Susan Newman Baudais – Eurimages

“The most useful industry meeting to improve and share with creative producers and get some new ideas in international film financing.”
Tom Dercourt – Cinéma Defacto

“A very useful and productive experience with excellent participants.”
George Hamilton – Protagonist Pictures

“The intense financing sessions are really one of the best benefits for producers to hear feedback from colleagues from their co-production countries as well experts that are specially invited to give their expertise.”
Karla Stojakova – Axman Productions

“ACE is like family: critique on your project comes as tough love, and praise comes as an invitation to raise the bar.”
Jasper van Hecke – NBC Universal

“ACE workshops always remind me of of the great pleasures and challenges of producing a feature film.”
David Collins – Samson Productions

“The ACE Financing Strategies workshop is an invaluable platform which allows producers and industry practitioners to freely exchange ideas about the financing and distribution of independent films in an inclusive and open forum. It offers outstanding opportunities for relationship building as does being part of the ACE family. Highly recommended.”
Stephen Kelliher – Bankside Film


“The Series Special experience was fantastic. It gave me a much deeper understanding of whats to come for my TV career. All the sessions were current and applicable to the participating projects. I went into the programme daunted and exhausted from the industry’s hardest year in decades. I came out energised and motivated.”
Jessie Fisk – Series Special 5

“Coming from producing feature films, ACE series was the perfect introduction to the world of series production. I was amazed by the quality of the tutors and fellow participants. The full course meant a lot, both for me personally and the project I took with me. For myself I have a clearer understanding how to navigate in the world of series and as for the project I found at least one partner during the financing session”.
Erik Glijnis – Series Special 4

“The ACE international Network, support, as well as the information exchange are of incredible value in our ongoing changing and challenging industry. The ACE Series Special is therefore a must for every experienced producer who wants to develop and/or extend her/his knowledge in producing TV Series for an international audience. The speakers and participants are highly qualified and carefully selected, which brings a certain dynamic to the discussions and a priceless access to unique insider knowledge and expertise.”
Alexandra Hoesdorff – Series Special 2

“The ACE Series workshop provided me with great insight into the development and production of drama series, which helped not only our project presented at the workshop but also the growth of the whole company from producing cinema features to producing drama series as well. It has been a great experience and our group has formed a very valuable network of colleagues all over Europe as well. ”
Jakob Weydemann – Series Special 2

“The ACE Series Special brings the producers of cinema closer to the drama series world. The urgent, authentic and original voice of filmmakers needs to also get a place in drama series. And the ACE Series Special helps cinema producers to find their way in this ever growing market. The workshop is due to this focus a clear addition to existing drama series programs. ”
Leontine Petit – Series Special 2

“ACE consistently attracts top tier speakers and fosters productive communication with the guests and the participants.”
Daniel Bekerman – Series Special 2

“In 6 days, the ACE Series Special offered strategic creative and financial approaches to making breakthrough television in co-production with European partners”.
Damon D’Oliveira – Series Special 1

“ACE is an absolute asset to the market. Not that you will have time to breathe anything but series, series, series, but you will definitely return home inspired, lifted and challenged.”
Helen Perquy – Series Special 1


“The ACE Animation Special offers participants a deep dive into the making of international animation projects, with a range of sessions by experts and opportunities for peer to peer learning. ACE connects filmmakers to a global community, for kinship and creative producing possibilities.”
Lisa Marie Russo – Animation Special 3

“I am really thankful that ACE managed to quickly react to the current situation and make the workshop happen in the digital space. It was really helpful, and the fact that every session was recorded gives us even better options to review the workshop and its different sections once we need a refreshment of the knowledge that was transferred by a superb selection of experts”
Arash T. Riahi – Animation Special 1

“An inspiring workshop delving into many areas of animation from techniques to financing and development to branding. Amazing participants and a wealth of information which I’m sure will be invaluable for our future projects.”
Heather Millard – Animation Special 1


“The Leadership Special brought me insight of where I should focus on with my company, where my strengths are and where I should get help. It really structured my mind and gave me a much clearer view on which direction I want to go.”
Koji Nelissen – Leadership Special 1

“This workshop is a game changer for organisation of the workplace and proper strategisation – I highly recommend it regardless of how far ahead you are in your career. I found it extremely useful and motivating. The best thing I have done in a very long time.”
Roman Paul – Leadership Special 1

“ACE Leadership Special exceeded my expectations and brought insights and practices that I will incorporate in my work and life moving forward.”
Damon D’Oliveira – Leadership Special 2

“I wish I could do the whole leadership workshop again, from start to finish. It was insightful, confronting, constructive, intense, educational and a lot of fun.” – Iris Otten – Leadership Special 2

“This course is a leadership game changer for film producers! As producers we often burn our candles in both ends, here we learn to channel that light and spread it to our team, our business and show the way to impactful results (our films)”
Kristine Knudsen – Leadership Special 2

“The ACE Leadership Special is an opportunity to live and work better, undergoing a personal growth journey within a supportive group.”
Nadia Trevisan – Leadership Special 2

“Once you are prepared to share your knowledge and feelings about the beautiful and heavy existence of a producer, you find yourself surrounded by top experts to give you every insight you’re looking for. The ACE Leadership Special is a gift to oneself in a safe environment with your fellow producers as your buddies.”
Frans van Gestel – Leadership Special 2