Thanks to a new partnership with Film Center Serbia, the ACE 30 Financing Strategies Workshop will be held in Belgrade in June 2021.
Every September, ACE selects 18 experienced film producers, each with a project in development that is suitable for co-production and aimed at the international market, to take part in ACE’s annual programme of advanced training and then join the ACE Network. The Financing Strategies Workshop is the second of the four key training events which make up the ACE programme.
The core of the Financing Strategies Workshop, to be held in Belgrade, will be made up of interactive sessions exploring international financing opportunities and strategies through detailed analysis of producers’ finance plans, with input provided by over 40 high-grade professionals from across the industry. Consultants that have previously attended include Bobby Allen (MUBI), Sébastien Beffa (Playtime), Philippe Bober (Coproduction Office), Jonas Dornbach (Komplitzen Film), Charlotte Mickie (Celluloid Dreams), Jelena Mitrovic (Bas Celik) and Agathe Théodore (Pathé).
Speaking of the partnership, the director of Film Center Serbia, Gordan Matic says “We are very proud that FCS will host some of the most influential producers in European film, thanks to this new partnership. I believe that many ACE members will start dreaming up their new films right here, in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2021.”
One afternoon during the Financing Strategies Workshop will be open to the local industry. The event will give regional professionals the opportunity to benefit from information usually only available to ACE members, and for ACE producers and consultants to network and get a better understanding of the local audiovisual landscape.
“The Financing Strategies Workshop is at the heart of the ACE programme”, says ACE director Jacobine van der Vloed, “and it’s become part of the calendar year for many of our consultants. They are all very excited to be going to Serbia, a country whose presence in European co-productions has become more and more frequent. We are very grateful to Film Center Serbia for this opportunity.”
The ACE 30 Financing Strategies Workshop will be held from the 7th to the 12th of June 2021.