ACE animation special - extended call for applications

Extended call for applications for the fourth ACE Animation Special. The workshop will be held between 21 and 26 March 2023. The extended application deadline is 5 December 2022.

ACE Producers is pleased to announce the call for applications for the fourth ACE Animation Special. The workshop, which will be held in Dingle (Ireland) between 21 and 26 March 2023, is organised in thanks to Creative Europe Media, NL Film Fund, in close collaboration with Screen Ireland, Animation Ireland and Animation Dingle

The workshop is aimed at experienced producers who want to diversify their activities to include, and/or deepen their knowledge of developing and producing long form/feature film animation production for an international audience (cinema, broadcast or streaming).

16 to 18 producers will be selected for the workshop, preferably with a long form/feature length animation project at concept stage. Focusing primarily on the creative and financial aspects of feature and longform animation production, the ACE Animation Special will offer sessions on animatic story development, international production workflows, the creative dynamics of animation production, financing strategies and international distribution. The workshop will also include one or more sessions on physical line production as well as case studies on completed animation projects. Group sessions, plenary sessions and one to one meetings will together build a workshop where producers learn from each other’s experiences and those of key industry guests.

Workshop facts

Workshop dates: 21 – 26 March 2023

Location: Dingle, Ireland

Fees: €2.500 (€2.250 for ACE Network Members).
The fee covers full board, accommodation and training during the workshops. Travel costs are not included.

Extended application deadline: 5 December 2022 (Up to 18 places available)

Eligibility conditions: 

  • To be an owner, partner or associate of an independent film/animation/TV production company; 
  • To be an ACE member or producer with a similar level of experience; 
  • To have a long form or feature length animation project at idea or concept stage; producers without a project are also welcome to apply but must demonstrate a clear motivation.

How to apply?

For more information or to request an application form, please contact