ACE Producers’ Films at Annecy 2022

OFFICIAL FEATURE FILMS
BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN by Pierre Foldes
Produced by Tom Dercourt (ACE France)

THE ISLAND by Anca Damian
Co-produced by Sébastien Onomo (ACE France)

 

SCREENING EVENTS
MY FATHER’S SECRETS by Véra Belmont
Produced by John Engel (ACE Belgium)
Co-produced by Galilé Marion-Gauvin (ACE Canada) and Joost de Vries (ACE the Netherlands)

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ACE Producers at Mifa Annecy

Thanks to its new partnership with Mifa Annecy, ACE Producers will co-host the Networking Tables Session & Cocktail Reception during 2022 Annecy Film Festival.

Tom Dercourt (ACE France) will open the session with a short case study of his film “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”, a retelling of several of Murakami’s short stories premiering at the festival, followed by Networking tables which will encourage discussions between the producers and key industry players. Network members and guests are invited to join the Cocktail Reception afterwards.

ACE x Mifa Networking Tables & Cocktail Reception

Date: Tuesday 14th of June
Location: Salon Imperial, 3rd floor of Imperial Palace
17:00 – 18:30 Networking Tables
18:30 – 20:00 Cocktail Reception

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Session for Dutch Producers during ACE Leadership Special

Thanks to support from the Netherlands Film Fund, ACE Producers is pleased to invite 8-10 Dutch producers to participate in the session Managing Your Energy, which will happen under the umbrella of the ACE Leadership Special. 

The aim of the ACE Leadership Special is to encourage and nurture successful, business acumen within the film industry, and equip participants with competence and confidence to provide effective leadership for their production companies and teams, and to become leaders through change.   

The session Managing Your Energy is designed for company-owning producers with the aim to help you be at your best, more of the time. It will give you time and space together to explore ways to manage your energy, and therefore your resilience.  

This very practical and interactive session is designed to give you the opportunity to:  

– Embody differing energetic ‘states’ 

– Notice the impact of working extended hours 

– Create a plan to manage your energy 

The session will be facilitated by Jo Bishop. Jo is a professional Learning and Development Consultant, Facilitator, Executive and Career Coach, with over twenty years’ experience working with global corporate clients from a wide range of sectors. Jo ensures her participants leave with practical tools and techniques that can make an immediate positive impact. Her work is, grounded in positive psychology, and she’s passionate about helping leaders create an environment of psychological safety and inclusion to unlock the potential of those around them. She enjoys working with senior leaders to make a difference in their organisation, and often coaches senior teams to lead their people with purpose.  

SESSION  

10:30 – 14:00, 21 June 2022 (including a Networking lunch with members of the ACE Leadership Special), at The Unbound, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

INFORMATION 

– We welcome producers working in fiction, drama series, animation and documentary. We strive to make the industry inclusive and diverse
– P
articipation is free of charge
– There are only 8 to 10 places available, producers need to be committed to attend the entire session
– Travel expenses that may arise will not be covered by the organization
– The session will be in English 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Deadline: 3 June 2022

HOW TO APPLY
Please send us a short motivation and company profile (in English and combined into one PDF) to info@ace-producers.com 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Al Williams alwilliams@ace-producers.com 

ACE Producers’ Films – Cannes Winners

Ace Producers’ Films took top prizes at the closing cerimony at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

COMPETITION
Palme d’Or
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund
Produced by Erik Hemmendorff (ACE Sweden)
Co-produced by Giorgos Karnavas (ACE Greece) and Per Damgaard Hansen (ACE Denmark)

Grand Prix — TIE
CLOSE by Lukas Dhont
Co-produced by Laurette Schillings (ACE the Netherlands), Frans van Gestel (ACE The Netherlands) and Jacques Henri Bronckart (ACE Belgium)

Jury Prize — TIE
LE OTTO MONTAGNE by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen
Produced by Mario Gianani (ACE Italy)

Special prize for Cannes’ 75th anniversary
TORI & LOKITA by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Co-produced by Bart Van Langendonck (ACE Belgium)

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Actress
CORSAGE by Marie Kreutzer
Co-produced by Jonas Dornbach (ACE Germany), Janine Jackowski (ACE Germany), Bernard Michaux (ACE Luxembourg), Jean-Christophe Reymond (ACE France)

Best Screenplay
MEDITERRANEAN FEVER by Maha Haj
Produced by Thanassis Karathanos (ACE Germany) and Janine Teerling (ACE Cyprus)

CRITICS’ WEEK
THE WOODCUTTER’S STORY, Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
Produced by Jussi Rantamäki (ACE Finland)
Co-produced by Koji Nelissen (ACE The Netherlands) and Jamila Wenske (ACE Germany)

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT
ONE FINE MORNING, Best European Film Prize
Produced by Philipp Martin (ACE France) and David Thion (ACE France)
Co-produced by Roman Paul (ACE Germany).