ACE 30 Application period | January to June 2020

If you are considering making an application, please contact ACE to organise a meeting online. ACE 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 12 June 2020.

ACE 30 Shortlist | Late July 2020

Producers will be informed if they have been shortlisted on the basis of their written application before the end of July 2020.

ACE 2020 Selection Interviews | Beginning September 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a half-hour interview by an ACE selection committee in Amsterdam. Following the interviews, between 16 and 20 producers will be selected from all shortlisted candidates, including any who have chosen not to be interviewed on the basis of their experience.

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.


Please contact Al Williams to request a meeting and application form: