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‘Isle of Dogs’

European organisation ACE Producers has unveiled the 18 independent producers for its upcoming animation-focused initiative, the ACE Animation Special, set to take place in June.

The programme is aimed at experienced producers who want to develop and produce long animated features and series for an international audience.

Originally meant to run March 21-26 during Ireland’s Animation Dingle festival, it has been postponed to late June 2021 in Dublin as a result of the ongoing virus crisis. However, the selected producers will kick off the initiative with a virtual session in March, as part of Animation Dingle’s online programme.

The participants will received guidance from industry experts including Bafta award-winning producer Claire Jennings, whose credits include Coraline and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit; Simon Quinn, the animation producer on Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs; and Magic Light Pictures joint managing directors Martin Pope and Michael Rose, producers of Zog And The Flying Doctors.

The full list of participants comprise:

Simonetta Amenta (It), Eurofilm

Emilie Blézat (Fr), SCIAPODE

Maria Blicharska (Pol), Donten et Lacroix, Blick Productions

Fiona Copland (NZ), Field Theory

Valérie Delpierre (Sp), Inicia Films

David Epiney (Switz), Alina film

Marion Guth (Lux) a_BAHN

Chris Hees (UK), Bridge Way Films

Niamh Herrity (Ire), Pink Kong

Nicole Kellerhals (Ger), X Filme Creative Pool

Tamsin Lyons (Ire), Ink and Light

Michael Margulis (Ukr), Kapi Animation

Errol Nayci (Neth), Storytellers Animation

Kristy Neville (Can), Wildling Pictures

Sébastien Onomo (Fr), Special Touch Studio

Iris Otten (Fr), Pupkin Film

Aleksandar Protic (Serb), MIR Media Group

Vanessa Robinson (Ire), Little Moon Animation