ACE Producers in Galway 2017

New Irish Cinema

“Penance: Aithrí” by Tom Collins
Produced by Edwina Forkin

“Pilgrimage” by Brendan Muldowney
Produced by Conor Barry
Project developed during the ACE 21 workshops

World Cinema

“Nocturne” by Konstantinos Frangopoulos
Produced by Margery Bone

“Life Thereafter” by Konstantin Bojanov
Produced by John Engel

Fleadh Forum – Thursday 13th July
14:00–14.45:  ‘Pilgrimage’ – A Film Finance Case Study

A case study of the film finance structure of Brendan Muldowney’s epic—Pilgrimage, developed by its producer Conor Barry during the ACE 21 workshops. Handled by XYZ Films, this Irish Belgian co-production, which shot on location in Ireland, featured a strong line-up of Irish creative talent and was financed by the IFB, BAI, Wallimage and XYZ Films.

Panelists: Conor Barry & John Keville (Savage Productions), Benoit Roland (Wrongmen Films), Todd Brown (XYZ Films) and will be chaired by Lesley McKimm (IFB). In association with EAVE and Screen Leaders.

16:40-17.25: Breaking Windows – What Digital is Doing to Producers’ Rights

The disruption of orderly sequences of film distribution is one of the most significant phenomena of the digital age. Day-and-date releasing theatrically and online, video-on-demand going head-to-head with pay-TV, pre-releasing online for free – what does all the experimentation add up to? The new majors are online platform giants, yet for the majority of films the value of digital rights is far from compensating for the decline in revenues from traditional home entertainment. What practical steps can producers take to understand and manage the new rights in their work, and derive value from them?

Eamonn Bowles (Magnolia Pictures, US), Andy Mayson (Altitude, UK), Karen O’Malley (Element Pictures, IE); chaired by Simon Perry (ACE Producers, NL)

The forum is supported by the Galway Film Fleadh, Screen Training Ireland and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB).