ACE 32 Producers Selected

Alessandro Amato – dispàrte – Italy
“A Song That Slays” directed by Mo Scarpelli

Sébastien Aubert – Adastra Films – France
“Blood Burn” directed by Akaki Popkhadze

Reza Bahar – Gifted Films – Germany
“Raan” directed by Hallvard Braein

Nadim Cheikhrouha – Tanit Films – France
“Mime” directed by Kaouther ben Hania

Jean-Laurent Csinidis – Films de Force Majeure – France
“A Winner is Seen at the Start” directed by Zhannat Alshanova

Natasa Damnjanovic –Dart Film – Serbia
“The Long Weekend” directed by Katarina Koljevic

Natalia Grzegorzek – Koskino Sp. z.o.o. – Poland
“Madame et Monsieur Gombrowicz” directed by Łukasz Grzegorzek

Oana Iancu – The East Company Productions – Romania
“Cardinal” directed by Bogdan George Apetri

Jeanie Igoe – Homebird Productions – Ireland
“The Song Collector” directed by Bob Gallagher

Marie Kjellson – Kjellson & Wik – Sweden
“LOVE #NoFilter” directed by Mikael Bundsen

Laurence Lascary – De l’Autre Côté du Périph ’– France
“Sound System” directed by Sébastien Tulard

Sára László – Campfilm – Hungary
“The Vacation” directed by Dénes Nagy

Vicky Miha – asterisk* – Greece
“Nico Finds a Treasure” directed by Konstantinos Frangopoulos

Anand Ramayya –Karma Film – Canada
“#Vanlife” directed by Trevor Cameron

Tathiani Sacilotto – Persona Non Grata Pictures – Portugal
“Engagée” directed by Anna Da Palma

Dmytro Sukhanov – Toy Cinema – Ukraine
“Ground Zero” directed by Zhanna Ozirna

Katya Trichkova – Contrast films – Bulgaria
“Kiril’s Luck” directed by Milena Andonova

Derk-Jan Warrink –Keplerfilm – the Netherlands
“Killabees” directed by Eché Janga

ACE Producers has selected 18 experienced independent producers to join the ACE Network after completing the 32nd edition of its Annual Programme. The selected producers from 15 different territories will attend three workshops throughout 2022 and 2023 moving the projects with which they applied forward.

The selection committee consisted of members of the ACE board, ACE consultants, president Antoine Simkine and director Jacobine van der Vloed.

Four events make up the core of the training. The first workshop, dedicated to content development, will take place in Øverbygd, Norway in mid October and will include group sessions and individual meetings, analysing the concepts, dramaturgy, and target audiences of producers’ projects. The workshop is supported by The Norwegian Film Institute and Filmcamp.

In November, the second workshop, which offers the producers advice on possible financing strategies for their projects, will take place in Warsaw, Poland, with the support of the Polish Film Institute and in collaboration with Independent Film Foundation. The week-long workshop will be made up of interactive sessions exploring international financing opportunities and strategies through detailed analysis of the producers’ finance plans, with input provided by high-grade professionals from across the industry. The sessions offer a uniquely open exchange of experience and ideas which sheds light on the evolution of co-production practices, of public and private funding schemes, and of the global marketplace in the digital age.

The third workshop will look at the producers’ business strategies, providing them with models of sustainable company management and ways to build businesses that have real value. Group sessions and panel discussions guide the producers through keener applications of marketing techniques and diversified commercial activities. The Business Prospects Workshop will take place in Amsterdam with the kind support of the Netherlands Film Fund and is immediately followed by the ACE Annual Reunion, were the new producers will be officially welcomed into the ACE Network.

The Annual Reunion 2023 will be held in San Sebastian, Spain with the support of the Zineuskadi & Basque Audiovisual.

ACE Producers is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, Netherlands Film Fund, Polish Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, FilmCamp, Procirep, FFF Bayern, Pictanovo, German Films, Téléfilm Canada, Roma Lazio Film Commission, Screen Ireland, Animation Skillnet, BAI, Focal, Rai Cinema and APA – Audiovisual Producers Association, Animation Ireland.