Call for Applications – ACE Training Days NL 2021

ACE Producers is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Training Days NL, which has been set up in collaboration with the Netherlands Film Fund, NAPA, Film Forward and Eye Filmmuseum.

The ACE Training Days NL is a tailor-made 2-day programme designed for emerging producers at relatively early stages in their careers, who are looking to expand their network and learn more about the international context of the audiovisual industry. The workshop welcomes producers working in fiction, animation and documentary, and strives to make the industry inclusive and diverse.

For this workshop a total of 12 producers (6 Dutch and 6 from neighbouring countries) will be selected to join the workshop taking place in Amsterdam*. As ACE aims to encourage international collaboration, the call is open to emerging producers from the Netherlands, as well as Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.

Scheduled over two days, the Training Days NL will be themed around “The Essentials of International Co-Production & Finance”. The interactive workshop will include plenary sessions as well as group meetings provided with the help of ACE consultants and producers who have notably strong track-records in international co-production and financing, and who will share their knowledge and international expertise.

*ACE will be paying close attention to the ever-changing international situation and will make any adaptations to the workshop necessary to ensure the safety of participants and guests.

29 – 31 March 2021

Amsterdam, the Netherlands


  • Emerging producers at a relatively early stage in their careers, with an interest in international co-production (this workshop will not focus on line-production);
  • Producers should have at least one credit on a short film;
  • Producers will best benefit from the workshop when already working on a feature length project in development;
  • Producers would need to be committed to attend the entire workshop.


  • Participation is free of charge for Dutch producers;
  • For producers from Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, the participation fee for the workshop is €300;
  • ACE Producers will cover the subsistence during the workshop;
  • All travel and accommodation expenses that may arise will not covered by the organisation;
  • Non-Dutch producers can apply to their local/national fund to support these expenses.

Extended deadline: 5 February 2021 (12 places available)

Send the following documents (in English and combined into one PDF) to

  • A motivational letter;
  • Producer’s biography & filmography;
  • List of current projects in development (with information and status on each project).

Contact Maegene Fabias at

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