PRODUKTION OG UDVIKLING. ACE tilbyder tre kurser med efterfølgende projektudvikling for professionelle filmproducenter, der har produceret mindst én spillefilm og som arbejder på en ny film til det internationale marked. Derudover er ACE et netværk for europæiske producenter
21. juni 2013
Development workshop: oktober 2013
Financing workshop: december 2013
Project workshop: marts 2014
Samarbejdet med ACE løber over et år, hvor filmmanuskriptet og finansieringsplanen udvikles under selve kurset, hvor de 16 udvalgte producenter mødes, vil emnet være det internationale marked, distribution og marketingstrategier. Producenterne vil ligeledes her arbejde videre med deres projekter og få mulighed for at at mødes med konsulenter.
Når man har deltaget på et ACE-kursus, bliver man automatisk medlem af ACE Network, der p.t. tæller over 150 spillefilmsproducenter fra 30 europæiske lande. Dette netværk "vokser" således med omkring 16 nye producenter pr. år. Det koster 700 euro årligt at være medlem. Ansøgere bliver i første omgang vurderet på deres CV og synopsen på filmprojektet. Derudover er der networking-aktiviteter på primære internationale festivaler og messer (CineMart, Berlinale, Cannes osv.)
Ufhængige proffessionelle europæiske producere (spillefilm)
5500 euro for det første år inkl. workshop, ophold og forplejning. 700 euro om året for efterfølgende medlemsskab. 100 euro i ansøgningsgebyr
Artikel om ACE's besøg i København i maj 2012 af Petar Mitric
On May 7, 2012, DFI hosted Ronan Girre, president of ACE – international producers’ association based in Paris. The purpose of Mr. Girre’s visit was making Danish producers more familiar with the activities and mission of this organization. After one hour presentation, participants had an opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with Mr. Girre and discuss their individual projects and benefits they can obtain by joining the ACE network.
Created in 1993, ACE is an organization dedicated to training and helping European feature film producers to co-produce with other countries. The mission of ACE is to foster the idea of European cinema through keeping pace with fast-changing film industry. Currently the ACE network consists of around 160 producers from 35 countries from all over the world. ACE is also supported by MEDIA MUNDS which enabled this organization, whose membership at the onset included only producers from France and the United Kingdom, to extend the network outside EU and attract members from Hong Kong, Japan, Latin America, the Balkans and other world regions.
During his presentation Ronan Girre emphasized that ACE’s objective is to create a community of experienced producers and help its members develop their projects and raise money for them. A typical ACE training includes 16 selected projects, lasts 14 months and basically consists of three dynamic workshops. The first workshop is dedicated to script-development; the second one is based on presentations of financial plans, whereas the third session includes presentation of the second drafts of scripts and financial plans, as well as meeting the experienced ACE alumni members. Mr. Girre stressed that only renowned experts are engaged as ACE script-doctors and consultants whereas during the second workshop participants have possibility to meet the reputable distributors, sales agents, and various film funds’ representatives (Berlin Film Fund, Irish Film Board, CNC, UK Film Council, BFI, EURIMAGES among them) and receive an adequate feedback from them at a very early stage of film development. In addition, ACE has signed co-operation agreements with a number of national governments.
The presentation was also attended by Helle Ullsteen from Kamoli Film, currently the only Danish producer within the ACE network. She reiterated the advantages of taking part in ACE training. She said that ACE membership helps producers in finding new markets for their movies, provides them with direct access to different kinds of expert knowledge, put them in contact with specialist in script writing, financing and distribution, and, most important, makes them learn how to secure funding for a film outside national film funds.
The organizers of the ACE presentation at DFI, Naomi Ferrer from the International Office and Ene Rasmussen from MEDIA Desk Denmark reminded that Danish Film Institute also supports projects of ACE producers, and that ACE-involved projects receive extra points when applying for a MEDIA support.
For more information about ACE association and membership consult the official website www.ace-producers.com or email at .