ACE Producers’ Films Nominated for 2022 EFAs

EUROPEAN FILM

ALCARRÀS by Carla Simon
Co-produced by Giovanni Pompili (ACE Italy)

CLOSE by Lukas Dhont
Co-produced by Laurette Schillings (ACE the Netherlands) and Frans van Gestel (ACE The Netherlands)

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

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)

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY

MARIUPOLIS 2 by Mantas Kvedaravicius and Hanna Bilobrova
Co-produced by Thanassis Karathanos (ACE Germany)

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE

OINK by Mascha Halberstad
Produced by Marleen Slot (ACE the Netherlands) and co-produced by Dries Phylo (ACE Belgium)

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR

CLOSE by Lukas Dhont
Co-produced by Laurette Schillings (ACE the Netherlands) and Frans van Gestel (ACE The Netherlands)

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

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)

EUROPEAN ACTRESS

Vicky Krieps for
CORSAGE by Marie Kreutzer
Co-produced by Jonas Dornbach (ACE Germany), Janine Jackowski (ACE Germany), Bernard Michaux (ACE Luxembourg), Jean-Christophe Reymond (ACE France)

Léa Seydoux for
UN BEAU MATIN by Mia Hansen-Løve
Produced by Philipp Martin (ACE France) and David Thion (ACE France)
Co-produced by Roman Paul (ACE Germany)

Meltem Kaptan for
RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH by Andreas Dresen
Produced by Claudia Steffen (ACE Germany) & co-produced by Tom Dercourt (ACE France)

EUROPEAN ACTOR

Eden Dambrine for
CLOSE by Lukas Dhont
Co-produced by Laurette Schillings (ACE the Netherlands) and Frans van Gestel (ACE The Netherlands)

Elliott Crosset Hove for
GODLAND by Hlynur Palmason
Produced by Eva Jakobsen (ACE Denmark)

Zlatko Buric for
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)

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER

Arnau Vilaró and Carla Simón for
ALCARRÀS by Carla Simon
Co-produced by Giovanni Pompili (ACE Italy)

Lukas Dhont and Angelo Tijssens for
CLOSE by Lukas Dhont
Co-produced by Laurette Schillings (ACE the Netherlands) and Frans van Gestel (ACE The Netherlands)

Ruben Östlund for
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)

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY FILM AWARD

ALCARRÀS by Carla Simon
Co-produced by Giovanni Pompili (ACE Italy)

CLOSE by Lukas Dhont
Co-produced by Laurette Schillings (ACE the Netherlands) and Frans van Gestel (ACE The Netherlands)

ACE Producers’ Films at TIFF 2022

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA
AMANDA by Carolina Cavalli
Produced by Mario Gianani (ACE Italy)

ASHKAL by Youssef Chebbi
Produced by Farès Ladjimi (ACE France)

BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN by Pierre Foldes
Produced by Tom Dercourt (ACE France)
Co-produced by Galilé Marion-Gauvin (ACE Canada), Luc Déry (ACE Canada) and Joost De Vries (ACE The Netherlands)

FALCON LAKE by Charlotte Le Bon
Produced by Sylvain Corbeil (ACE Canada)
Co-produced by Jean-Luc Ormieres (ACE France)

GODLAND by Hlynur Palmason
Produced by Eva Jakobsen (ACE Denmark)

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG by Antonio Lukich
Produced by Vladimir Yatsenko (ACE Ukraine)

THE ORIGIN OF EVIL by Sébastien Marnier
Produced by Caroline Bonmarchand (ACE France)
Co-produced by Luc Déry (ACE Canada)

VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED by Valeria Mithatenet
Co-produced by Vladimir Yatsenko (ACE Ukraine)

WINTER BOY by Christophe Honoré
Produced by Philippe Martin and David Thion (ACE France)

WAR SAILOR by Gunnar Vikene
Co-produced by Karsten Stöter (ACE Germany)

 

DISCOVERY
RETURN TO SEOUL by Davy Chou
Produced by Charlotte Vincent (ACE France)
Co-Produced by Jean-Yves Roubin (ACE Belgium)

THE TASTE OF APPLE IS RED by Ehab Tarabieh
Co-produced by Viola Fügen (ACE Germany)

 

GALA PRESENTATIONS
DALILAND by Mary Harron
Co-produced by Chris Curling (ACE United Kingdom)

 

PLATFORM
VIKING by Stéphane Lafleur
Produced by Luc Déry (ACE Canada)

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
BROTHER by Clement Virgo
Produced by Damon D’Oliveira (ACE Canada)

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

ONE FINE MORNING by Mia Hansen Love
Produced by Philipp Martin (ACE France) and David Thion (ACE France)
Co-produced by Roman Paul (ACE Germany)

THE BLUE CAFTAN by Maryam Touzani
Co-produced by Eva Jakobsen (ACE Denmark)

THE WONDER by Sebastián Lelio
Produced by Ed Guiney (ACE Ireland)

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)

TIFF DOCS
MARIUPOLIS 2 by Mantas Kvedaravičius
Co-produced by Thanassis Karathanos (ACE Germany)

 

WAVELENGHTS
WILL-O’-THE-WISP by João Pedro Rodrigues
Co-produced by Vincent Wang (ACE France)

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ACE Producers’ Films at DONOSTIA 2022

COMPETITION
IL BOEMO by Petr Václav
Produced by Jan Macola (ACE Czech Republic)
Co-Produced by Marco Alessi (ACE Italy)

WINTER BOY by Christophe Honoré
Produced by Philippe Martin and David Thion (ACE France)
Silver Shell for best leading performance (ex-aequo)

THE KINGS OF THE WORLD by Laura Moro
Produced by Cristina Gallego (ACE Spain)
Golden Shell for best film

THE WONDER by Sebastián Lelio
Produced by Ed Guiney (ACE Ireland)

NEW DIRECTORS
CARBIDE by Josip Žuvan
Co-Produced by Nikolina Vučetić Zečević (ACE Serbia)

HORIZONTES LATINOS
UN VARON by Fabian Hernández
Produced by Claire Charles-Gervais (ACE France)

OCTOPUS SKIN by Ana Cristina Barragan
Produced by Titus Kreyenberg (ACE  Germany)

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

TORI & LOKITA by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Co-produced by Bart Van Langendonck (ACE Belgium)
Agenda 2030 Euskadi Basque Country Award

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)

ONE FINE MORNING by Mia Hansen-Løve
Produced by Philipp Martin (ACE France) and David Thion (ACE France)
Co-produced by Roman Paul (ACE Germany)

GODLAND by Hlynur Palmason
Produced by Eva Jakobsen (ACE Denmark)
Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award
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ACE Producers’ Films in Venice 2022

Competition

EISMAYER by David Wagner
Produced by Arash T. Riahi (ACE Austria)

IL SIGNORE DELLE FORMICHE by Gianni Amelio
Produced by Simone Gattoni (ACE Italy)
 

THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER by Joanna Hogg
Produced by Ed Guiney (ACE Ireland)

Out of Competition

WHEN THE WAVES ARE GONE by Lav Diaz
Produced by
Eva Jakobsen
(ACE Denmark)

Horizons

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOUG by Antonio Lukich 
Produced by Vladimir Yatsenko (ACE Ukraine)

THE SITTING DUCK by Jean-Paul Salome 
Produced by Bettina Brokemper (ACE Germany) and Bertrand Faivre (ACE France)

THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Teona Strugar Mitevska 
Produced by Amra Baksic Camo (ACE Bosnia and Herzegovina)

TO THE NORTH by Mihai Mincan
Produced by Cyriac Auriol (ACE France)

Special events – Closing Film

QUEENS by Jasmine Benkiran
Produced by Jean des Forets (ACE France)

GIORNATE DEGLI AUTORI
DIRTY, DIFFICOULT, DANGEROUS by Wissam Charaf
Produced by Charlotte Vincent (ACE France)

ACE Producers’ Films in Locarno 2022

PIAZZA GRANDE
ANNIE COLERE by Blandine Lenoir
Produced by Nicolas Brevière and Charlotte Vincent (ACE France)

DELTA by Michele Vannucci
Produced by Giovanni Pompili (ACE Italy)

CONCORSO CINEASTI DEL PRESENTE
ARNOLD IS A MODEL STUDENT by Sorayos Prapapan
Co-produced by Denis Vaslin (ACE the Netherlands)

NIGHTSIREN by Tereza Nvotová
Produced by Miloš Lochman (ACE Czech Republic)
Developed during the ACE 28 Annual Programme
Winner of Cineasti del Presente Competition

PARDI DI DOMANI: CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE
MONEY AND HAPPINESS by Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak Jr.
Produced by Jelena Mitrovic (ACE Serbia)
Co-produced by Peter Badac (ACE Czech Republic)

PANORAMA SUISSE
A PIECE OF SKY by Michael Koch
Produced by Christof Neracher (ACE Switzerland)
Co-produced by Claudia Steffen (ACE Germany)

OLGA by Elie Grappe
Co-produced by Tom Dercourt (ACE France)

LOCARNO KIDS: SCREENINGS
HOW I LEARNED TO FLY by Radivoje Andrić
Co-produced by Ankica Jurić Tilić (ACE Croatia)

SIHJA, THE REBEL FAIRY by Marja Pyykkö
Produced by Elli Toivoniemi (ACE Finland)

FUORI CONCORSO
WHERE IS THIS STREET? OR WITH NO BEFORE OR AFTER
by João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata
Co-produced by Vincent Wang (ACE France)

ACE Producers’ Films at Karlovy Vary 2022

ACE Producers’ films at Karlovy Vary FF 

CRYSTAL GLOBE COMPETITION
FUCKING BORNHOLM by Anna Kazejak
Produced by Marta Lewandowska (ACE Poland)
Winner of Europa Cinema Label 

PROXIMA COMPETITION
FOOLS by Tomasz Wasilewski
Co-produced by Ada Solomon (ACE Romania) & Jamila Wenske (ACE Germany) 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
KILLING OF A JOURNALIST by Matt Sarnecki
Produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen (ACE Denmark)

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

HARKA by Lotfy Nathan
Produced by Fabian Gasmia (ACE Germany) 

GODLAND by Hlynur Palmason
Produced by Eva Jakobsen (ACE Denmark) 

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

THE BLUE CAFTAN by Maryam Touzani
Co-produced by Eva Jakobsen (ACE Denmark)

THE DAM by Ali Cherri
Co-produced by Thanassis Karathanos (ACE Germany) 

THE WOODCUTTER’S STORY by Mikko Myllylahti
Produced by Jussi Rantamäki (ACE Finland)
Co-produced by Koji Nelissen (ACE The Netherlands)
Developed during the ACE 27 Annual Programme  

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund
Produced by Erik Hemmendorff (ACE Sweden)
Co-produced by Giorgos Karnavas (ACE Greece) & Per Damgaard Hansen (ACE Denmark)  

THAT KIND OF SUMMER by Dennis Cote
Produced by Sylvain Corbeil (ACE Canada)  

ACE Producers’ Films at Annecy 2022

OFFICIAL FEATURE FILMS
BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN by Pierre Foldes
Produced by Tom Dercourt (ACE France)
Co-produced by Galilé Marion-Gauvin (ACE Canada) and Joost DE VRIES (ACE The Netherlands)

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’ 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).

The Woodcutter Story – an ACE project at 2022 Critics’ Week

An ACE project has been selected at Critics’ Week: first feature film of director Mikko Myllylahti, “The Woodcutter Story” is a international co-production with two ACE members on board from Finnish Aamu Film Company and Dutch Keplerfilm. The two met during ACE 27.

ACE Producers got the chance to briefly interview Jussi Rantamäki (ACE Finland), co-owner of Aamu Film Company, on the different stages of the project and the role played in it by ACE Producers and its Network.

Jussi, can you briefly introduce yourself and your company?

Aamu Film Company is a Finnish production company co-owned by me and Emilia [Haukka]. We strive from a director-driven cinema, where we select a limited number of directors and work closely with them from their shorts to international films. We don’t choose projects, but directors, by trying to build an understanding of their artistic vision. The director from “The Woodcutter Story” is one of our oldest collaborators. We have produced his short in 2012 until his feature debut now.

At what point of its development and of your career did you get selected for ACE?

We had just premiered “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki”, which was my first feature as a producer and as an entrepreneur. It won the Un Certain Regard Award in 2016. It was a nice upgrade to decide to go for “The Woodcutter Story”, and I applied for ACE 27 with that project.

How did it benefit from ACE?

The project got a great boost, especially during the Content Development Workshop. Koji Nelissen [ACE the Netherlands, in the picture with Jussi Rantamäki] was interested in it, and we finally met 1 year after in Cannes. Another ACE 27 producer was super interested, but at the end we opted for a Finnish-Dutch coproduction.
Also, at that time I needed to rethink how to grow as a company. My vision for the future was not molded enough and, in this context, it was fruitful to be at ACE. It was an amazing group. We are still in contact through social medias, and we try to gather during festivals and events throughout the year, so even outside of ACE context. I believe the strength of ACE is to create long-term relations with directors and film professionals and to reflect with other producers on the challenges and opportunities of the job.

ACE Producers' Films in Cannes 2022
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ACE Producers’ Films in Cannes 2022

COMPETITION

CLOSE by Lukas Dhont
Co-produced by Laurette Schillings (ACE the Netherlands) and Frans van Gestel (ACE The Netherlands)

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

TORI & LOKITA by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Co-produced by Bart Van Langendonck (ACE Belgium)

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)

Cannes Premiere

DON JUAN by Serge Bozon
Produced by Philippe Martin (ACE France) and David Thion (ACE France)
Co-produced by Jean-Yves Roubin (ACE Belgium)

ESTERNO NOTTE (Nightfall) by Marco Bellocchio
Produced by Simone Gattoni (ACE Italy)

Midnight Screenings

REBEL Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah
Co-produced by Diana Elbaum (ACE Belgium)

LA NUIT DU 12 by Dominik Moll
Produced by Carole Scotta (ACE France)

UN CERTAIN REGARD

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

GODLAND byHlynur Palmason
Produced by Eva Jakobsen (ACE Denmark)

KURAK GÜNLER (Burning days) by Emin Alper
Produced by Nadir Operli (ACE Turkey)
Co-produced by Yorgos Tsourgiannis (ACE Greece) and Stienette Bosklopper (ACE the Netherlands)

SICK OF MYSELF by Kristoffer Borgli
Produced by Dyveke Graver (ACE Norway)

PLUS QUE JAMAIS by Emily Atef
Co-produced by Nicole Gerhards (ACE Germany)
Associate Producer Bernard Michaux (ACE Luxembourg)

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

LE BLEU DU CAFTAN by Maryam Touzani
Co-produced by Eva Jakobsen (ACE Denmark)

HARKA by Lotfy Nathan
Produced by Fabian Gasmia (ACE Germany)

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT 2022 SELECTION

ASHKAL by Youssef Chebbi
Produced by Farès Ladjimi (ACE France)

FALCON LAKE by Charlotte Le Bon
Produced by Sylvain Corbeil (ACE Canada)
Co-produced by Jean-Luc Ormieres (ACE France)

FOGO FATUO by João Pedro Rodrigues
Co-produced by Vincent Wang (ACE France)

L’ENVOL by Piero Marcello
Co-produced by Viola Fugen (ACE Germany)

LES ANNEES SUPER 8 by Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot
Produced by Philipp Martin (ACE France) and David Thion (ACE France)

UN BEAU MATIN by Mia Hansen-Løve
Produced by Philipp Martin (ACE France) and David Thion (ACE France)
Co-produced by Roman Paul (ACE Germany)

THE DAM by Ali Cherri
Co-produced by Thanassis Karathanos (ACE Germany)

UN VARON by Fabian Hernández
Produced by Claire Charles-Gervais (ACE France)

THE CANNES CRITICS’ WEEK 2022 SELECTION

In competition

THE WOODCUTTER’S STORY by Mikko Myllylaht
Produced by Jussi Rantamäki (ACE Finland)
Co-produced by Koji Nelissen (ACE The Netherlands)
Developed during the ACE 27 Annual Programme

Special Screenings

SONS OF RAMSES by Clément Cogitore
Produced by Jean-Christophe Reymond (ACE France)

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