ACE Producers: now open call for applications for the 2024 ACE Animation Special

A workshop for experienced live action producers developing their first animation project or producers with animation experience looking to internationalise their network

ACE Producers is pleased to announce the call for applications for the fifth ACE Animation Special. The workshop, which will be held in Dingle (Ireland) between 18 and 24 March 2024, is organised 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. 

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 Deadline: 28 November 2023 (Up to 18 places available).