Nordic Focus Training Days

The Nordic Focus Training Days are organised by ACE Producers, an exclusive network of experienced independent film producers from Europe and beyond.

Scheduled over two-and-a-half days, the Training Days will be provided with the help of ACE consultants who have notably strong track-records in international project financing, sales (and online) distribution, and who will share their knowledge and
international expertise.

The Training Days are designed to meet the needs of upcoming producers, at relatively early stages in their careers, from Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Estonia. Participation will not be limited to producers with the same high level of experience as is required for the main ACE Producers training programme.

“The Essentials of International Sales and Online Distribution” will include plenary sessions, group meetings, case-studies and interactive workshops. These will explore international sales, distribution, marketing and festival strategies.

The Nordic Focus Training Days are supported by Aalto University, the Finnish Film Foundation, Audiovisual Producers Finland and the Nordisk Film and TV Fond.

Dates: 13th – 15th of October 2018

Location: Espoo and Helsinki, Finland

Number of participants: 16-20 places available for upcoming independent producers


• To be an independent film producer at a relatively early stage of your career.
ACE also accept producers who are slightly more experienced and coming from different fields like TV or commercials;

• To have a feature film project in development; it is also possible to submit a documentary project,
animation project or concept for a different format;

• To commit to attend the workshop.


Submit the following documents in English and in PDF format:

• Biography/filmography (including contact details) and/or your company profile;

• Motivation letter explaining why you would like to participate;

• Synopsis of a feature film project in development (or another format), on which you would
like to work during the Training Days.
Send the completed application, no later than 2nd of July 2018, to ACE Producers.

The selection of producers will be announced at the end of July.

Participation fee: €300

Participants will take care of their own travel and accommodation.

Contact Al Williams for more information on the application process: