Meet with the ACE Producers Network in Scotland

ACE Producers is a network of experienced independent film producers from Europe and beyond. In April 2020 the annual ACE reunion is coming to Scotland, offering Scotland-based producers’ opportunities for learning and networking.

About ACE Producers

ACE was founded in 1993 and now has 250 active 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.

Producers with proven experience in their own countries are welcomed into the network after completing the ACE programme of advanced training, which consists of three workshops during one year. The training asserts the position and unique responsibilities of the producer throughout the whole process of a project’s development, production, marketing and delivery to audiences.

High Life, The Favourite and Roma are just some of the films made by producers in the ACE network in the last 2 years.

ACE Events in Scotland

In April the annual ACE reunion will come to Scotland bringing between 70 and 90 ACE producers and consultants to Scotland. As part of ACE being in Scotland there are 2 opportunities for Scotland-based producers to be involved.

ACE Sessions, Friday 3 April 1pm – 7.30pm, Edinburgh

An afternoon of talks and panels on issues facing producers followed by an evening of networking. Following lunch ACE will present 3 talks from producers and industry experts on topics such as business sustainability and casting. The day will finish with a networking drinks. Full details of the event will be announced closer to the event.

This opportunity is open to 20 Scotland-based producers and requires prior application.

ACE Annual Reunion, Saturday 4 April, 11.30am – Sunday 2pm, St Andrews

The ACE Annual Reunion is the climax of the year-long training programme for the 18 producers that will attend the ACE 29 session. The event is the chance for them to meet the established members of the ACE Network. The evening of the 4 April includes sessions, lunch, networking dinner and the following morning will feature a screening of an ACE network produced film with case study and a farewell lunch. Accommodation is provided.

This opportunity is open to 8 Scotland-based producers and requires prior application.

Who can apply?

The ACE Sessions is open to 20 producers and the ACE Reunion is open to 8 producers. These events are for Scotland-based producers with a track record looking to work and coproduce internationally therefore the criteria for selection is:

  • producing experience of the applicant
  • applicants track record of working internationally
  • desire to coproduce internationally
  • international training undertaken

Please note – students are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is Monday 2 March 2020 at midnight. Successful applicants will be informed by 5pm on Monday 9 March.

How to Apply

As places at both events are limited, they require prior application. The application form is downloadable below. Please submit applications to screen@creativescotland.com with the subject line ACE Reunion Application.

Producers can apply for one or both opportunities.

Download the ACE Network Application Form (Word, opens in a new window)

If you have any questions, please contact benjamin.taylor@creativescotland.com.