Miami International Film Festival, a program of MDCulture, Announces Inaugural ACE Co-Production Lab in Miami

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November 27, 2013
Miami International Film Festival, a program of MDCulture, Announces Inaugural ACE Co-Production Lab in Miami
Miami, FL — Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced its inaugural ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen) Co-Production Lab at MIFF to be held during Miami International Film Festival’s 31st edition, from Thursday, March 13 through Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Since its inception in 1993, more than 180 feature film producers from 23 European territories have joined the ranks of ACE, an active network of producers. Over the years, ACE has become not only an operational structure providing professional advice on the various aspects of feature film production, but also an important and active network of European producers.

The three-day workshop, supported by MEDIA and MIFF’s VeoMiami industry program, will bring together over 30 European and Latin American film industry professionals to develop opportunities for artistic and financial cooperation between these territories. The project-based workshop will consist of case studies, pitching sessions, panels, one-on-one meetings and networking events.

The Co-Production Lab aims to build an environment for professional development for the leading film companies in Latin American and Europe searching for the opportunity of working together to turn a project into a film. The Festival and a selection committee will select five (5) projects from Latin American production companies to meet five (5) projects from Europe in Miami for the Lab.

For eligibility requirements and application process, please visit ACE Co-Production Lab at MIFF Call for Entries page.


Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), celebrating its 31st anniversary March 7 – 16, 2014, is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema. The annual Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, attracts more than 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. It is the only major festival housed within a college or university. In the last five years, the Festival has screened films from more than 60 countries, including 300 World, International, North American, U.S. and East Coast Premieres. MIFF’s special focus on Ibero-American cinema has made the Festival a natural gateway for the discovery of new talent from this diverse territory.  The Festival also offers unparalleled educational opportunities to film students and the community at large. Major sponsors of the 2014 Festival include Knight Foundation, Lexus and Miami-Dade County. For more, visit or call 305-237-MIFF (3456).
MDCulture is the Cultural Affairs Department of Miami Dade College (MDC). Comprising the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, Tower Theater, the Center for Literature and Theatre, Koubek Center, Freedom Tower, MDC Live Arts and MDC Galleries and Museum of Art + Design, MDCulture is committed to providing everyone the opportunity to come in contact with innovative thinkers, creators and tradition bearers from around the world. With each presentation, MDCulture offers a bridge between cultures and ideas, creating new opportunities for the increasingly diverse population of Miami to come together through shared live arts experiences. For more, visit
Created in 1993, ACE – Ateliers du Cinema Européen, is an association dedicated to enabling experienced European film producers to co-produce and co-finance effectively with other countries.  ACE organises a programme of advanced workshops, examining different distribution platforms and markets throughout the world, and offering informed support for project development.  ACE is also an international network of alumni producers, a friendly community which exchanges experiences and practical advice on co-producing and co-financing.
Already well-established in Europe, ACE recently began to welcome non-EU producers and has designed a special programme for them thanks to the MEDIA Mundus funding scheme. As a result ACE has initiated new collaborations with agencies and institutions in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Israel, Japan and New Zealand.
With the support of MEDIA, the association also organises Co-production Labs outside Europe, whose aim is to explore new markets and new co-production horizons. For more, visit
MIFF Contacts:

Tatyana Chiocchetti, (786) 390-4874,

MDC Contacts:
Juan Mendieta,  (305) 237-7611,

Tere Estorino (305) 237-3949,
Sue Arrowsmith, (305) 237-3710,