ACE in Locarno
In light of Switzerland’s imminent membership of the EU’s MEDIA Programme, the first meeting of Atéliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE) was held for European and Swiss film producers at the Locarno Film Festival.
"ACE Producers Meet Swiss Producers" was organised by Marcel Hoehn of T&C Film, the first Swiss producer to join ACE, in collaboration with the EuroInfo Suisse competition, the Locarno Film Festival and FOCAL (Film, Audiovisual and Multimedia Training).
The participants included Belgium’s Diana Elbaum from Entre Chien et Loup (Since Otar Left) ; Ireland’s Ed Guiney from Element Films (The Magdalene Sisters [+see also:
film profile]) ; Austria’s Erich Lackner from Lotus Film (Blue Moon); Sweden’s Christer Nilson from Gotafilm (We Can Be Heroes!); Denmark’s Soren Juul Petersen of Zeitgeist APS (There is nothing to it); Portugal’s Francisco Villa-Lobos from Contracosta Producoes (Der Gläserne Blick) and Holland’s Joost de Vries of Lemming Film (Total Loss).
Each of the participants will talk about their personal experience of working under the ACE umbrella and subjects under discussion also include the film industry support systems operating in the various countries represented and under the MEDIA Programme umbrella. This event will also allow the Swiss hosts to gain valuable insight into the European system they are about to join.
(Translated from French)
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