The Nordic Focus Training Days are organised by ACE Producers, an exclusive network of experienced independent film producers from Europe and beyond.

Scheduled over two-and-a-half days, the Training Days will be provided with the help of ACE consultants who have notably strong track-records in international project financing, rights management and budgeting, who will share their knowledge and international expertise.

The Training Days are designed to meet the needs of upcoming producers, at relatively early stages in their careers, from Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Estonia. Participation will not be limited to producers with the same high level of experience as is required for the main ACE Producers training programme.

“The Essentials of Agreement Management, Rights Management and Waterfalls” will include plenary sessions, group meetings, case-studies and interactive workshops. These will offer guidance through the main international agreements and explore topics such as rights clearance, budgeting and recoupment schedules.

The Nordic Focus Training Days are supported by Aalto University, Audiovisual Producers Finland and the Nordisk Film and TV Fond.

Dates: 5th – 7th of October 2019

Location: Espoo and Helsinki, Finland

Number of participants: 16-20 places available for upcoming independent producers

See the producers selected for the 2017 ACE Nordic Focus Training Days

See the producers selected for the 2018 ACE Nordic Focus Training Days

  • To be an independent film producer at a relatively early stage of your career.
    ACE also accept producers who are slightly more experienced and coming
    from different fields like TV or commercials
  • To commit to attend the workshop.

Submit the following documents in English and in PDF format:

  • Biography/filmography (including contact details) and/or your company profile;
  • Motivation letter explaining why you would like to participate;

Send the completed application, no later than 1st of July 2019, to ACE Producers.

The selection of producers will be announced at the end of July.

Participation fee: €300

Participants will take care of their own travel and accommodation.

Contact Al Williams for more information on the application process: