Call for Applications – ACE Animation Special 2023

ACE Producers is pleased to launch the call for applications for the third edition of the ACE Animation Special, supported by Creative Europe MEDIA and NL Film Fund, in collaboration with Screen Ireland, Animation Ireland and Animation Dingle.

The workshop is for experienced producers that plan to diversify their activities to include animation production and producers already familiar with animation but looking to internationalise their network and knowledge.

16-18 producers will be selected for the workshop, with an animation project (series/long-form/feature length) at concept stage. Focusing primarily on the creative and financial aspects of feature and longform animation production, the ACE Animation Special will offer sessions on animatic story development, international production workflows, the creative dynamics of animation production, financing strategies and international distribution. The workshop will also include sessions on physical line production as well as case studies on completed animation projects and an insight into animation series production. Group sessions, plenary sessions, walk & talks and one-to-one meetings will together build a workshop where producers learn from each other’s experiences and those of key industry guests.

Topics covered include:

  • Story development and defining the rules of the world of your story;
  • Visual world building and asset creation;
  • International production workflows in multi-country co-productions;
  • Financing strategies;
  • Strategically integrating an animation department into an existing (film-) production company;
  • Marketing and sales on animation projects.

28 November 2022 – EXTENDED TO 5 DECEMBER
Up to 18 spaces available

21 – 26 March 2023

Dingle, Ireland


  • To be an owner, partner or associate of an independent film/animation/TV production company;
  • To be an ACE member or producer with a similar level of experience;
  • To have a long form or feature length animation project at idea or concept stage; producers without a project are also welcome to apply but must demonstrate a clear motivation.

€2.500 (€2.250 for ACE Network Members).
The fee covers full board, accommodation and training during the workshops. Travel costs are not included.

For more information or to request an application form, please contact