The ACE Mentoring Programme aims to support producers from the Netherlands and Dutch Overseas Territories in managing their careers and developing their international network, by providing them with the opportunity to learn from established mentors actively working within the European film industry.

The goal is to help these emerging producers reach the next level of experience and help them in the development of their international network.

Each year three Dutch producers will be selected for the programme. After selection, each producer will be matched to a mentor according to their specific needs. Throughout the year the producer will have up to 4 meetings with their mentor, either at international festivals and events where both are present, or online. Participation in the Mentoring Programme NL is free of charge (all travel and accommodation expenses that may arise will not be covered by the organisation).

To best benefit from the programme, we ask producers to have a full-length project in development which can be fiction, animation or documentary.

The ACE Mentoring Programme NL has been set up in collaboration with the Netherlands Film Fund.

February – December 2024, up to 4 (online) meetings held throughout the year.


  • Emerging producers from the Netherlands and Dutch Overseas Territories with some experience in production, who are looking to expand their knowledge of international co-production, feature film financing, production, sales, distribution, marketing and business development;
  • Producers should have at least one credit on a film or TV series, without necessarily having a full production credit;
  • Producers need to have a full-length fiction, animation or documentary project in development;
  • Producers would need to be committed to the programme for the entire duration.


  • Participation is free of charge;
  • All travel and accommodation expenses that may arise will not be covered by the organisation.

The deadline for applications is closed. The next call for applications will be open in December 2024.

Send the following documents (in English and combined into one PDF) to

  • A motivational letter;
  • Company profile;
  • Producer’s biography & filmography;
  • List of current projects in development (with information and status on each project)

For questions contact Maegene Fabias at