Project development / Co-production

ACE continuous training programme for advanced producers

Between 16 and 20 new producers are selected each year for the ACE programme. Training is provided with the help of consultants who have notably strong track-records in story development, project financing and international distribution. Senior members of the ACE Producers network also participate as consultants, sharing their international experience and knowledge.

After completing the training, which is for producers with proven experience in their own countries, participants are welcomed into the ACE network.

Ace Producers is an exclusive network of experienced independent film producers from Europe and beyond.Membership of the network is based on professionalism, mutual trust, collaborative working and openness to new ideas. A fundamental aim of ACE Producers is to encourage and enable international co-productions.

Founded in 1993, ACE Producers now has close to 200 members from more than 45 countries. Network members gather for further training and professional events at all major festivals and markets during the year, and regularly co-produce with each other.

Learning outcomesImproved development, international co-production, business, entrepreneurial and management skills.
Target groupProducers
Requirements Owner, partner or associate of independent production company based in a MEDIA Programme country; delegate producer (i.e. the principal  producer) of at least one theatrically released fiction feature film; fiction feature film project in early stage of development which is designed to attract international finance and distribution.
Intermediate | Senior