ACE 31 Application period | January to May 2021

If you are considering applying, please contact info@ace-producers.com to establish your eligibility and organise a meeting with producers’ liaison Al Williams.
ACE Producers will send the application form only to clearly eligible candidates. The form, together with the required elements and the application fee of €120 (including VAT where applicable), must be submitted to ACE no later than 3 May 2021.
Applications will primarily be evaluated on the producers’ track record and motivation, followed by the strength of the project and its co-production and collaboration potential.

ACE 31 Shortlist | Late July 2021

Producers will be informed if they have been shortlisted on the basis of their written application before the end of July 2021.

ACE 31 Selection Interviews | Beginning September 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a half-hour interview online by the ACE selection committee. Following the interviews, between 18 producers will be selected from the shortlisted candidates..

Programme Costs and Scholarships

The cost of the programme is €6,000 (not including VAT where applicable or the €120 application fee). This fee covers full board accommodation during all workshops and the ACE Producers Annual Reunion, and the complete cost of tuition provided at all workshop sessions and follow-up meetings with consultants throughout the training year. Travel costs are not included.

Based on our support from Creative Europe MEDIA, bursaries are available for producers from low capacity production countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Decisions to award scholarships are made by the selection committee. The scholarship is never more than half of the over all fees. We encourage participants to apply for financial support with their national/regional funding bodies first.

After completing the training year, producers are automatically entitled to join the ACE Network. The annual membership fee is €250, with an additional €250 payable by producers who wish to attend the Annual Reunion.

Contact

Please contact Al Williams to request a meeting and application form: alwilliams@ace-producers.com