International Training Partnerships

Screen Training Ireland has formed key partnerships with leading International training programmes. Links with these programmes benefit Irish industry professional and build our international network. Screen Training Ireland support top level Irish industry professionals to attend programmes such as ACE, Inside Pictures, EAVE and Guiding Lights.

Ace small logoACE

ACE is a long-term project-based programme which aims to nurture a generation of European producers who have the skills to collaborate among countries, discover new talents together and deliver high quality films to the widest possible audience.

The Ace programme runs over 12 months consisting of three residential workshops on development, financing and project follow-up. Participants bring a project at an early stage of development. The projects are used as various business models to improve the whole group’s skills, knowledge of the international marketplace and key industry players, and introduce them to new technologies and distribution channels. Participants benefit from follow-up consultations on their initial project for one year and can become ACE members. Since 2013 ACE has been working towards diversification of the producer’s business model, and development of neglected segments like adaptations, remakes, genre or kids movies; – diversification of the producer’s sources of financing, with a focus on co-production.

For further information on the ACE programme please visit or email


EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its European Producers Workshop.

EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction and documentary, who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to begin to operate on a European wide basis by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. We also welcome applications from associated branches of the industry – commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, media administration. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.

EAVE graduates join a unique network of active European producers which forms one of the backbones of the industry. Furthermore, EAVE participants and members benefit from our partnerships with the leading European film festivals and markets where EAVE facilitates graduate participation.

For further information on the EAVE programme please visit

IP logo bwInside Pictures

Inside Pictures is a film business training programme for senior EU producers and executives. It is designed to develop the skills and contacts they need to lead and grow successful businesses by developing their 360 degree understanding of the global film business, increasing their network of high level contacts and raising their industry profile.

This programme for producers and executives covers all aspects of the international film business – from development through production, financing, worldwide distribution, marketing and exhibition, and the latest digital developments. It also covers corporate strategy and leadership skills. Seminars, workshops, studio visits, projects and events are hosted by many of the international industry’s most senior industry professionals.

Irish participants who attend this programme can expect to gain cutting-edge 360 degree industry knowledge, business skills, an enhanced profile and international network.

For further information please visit or email

guiding lightsGuiding Lights

Guiding Lights is the UK film industry’s most prestigious mentoring scheme. The programme supports upcoming filmmakers and professionals through high-level mentoring, complemented by a range of training and networking activities.

Each mentee is matched with a leading film industry professional who provides advice and guidance over a 9-month period. Previous mentors include Danny Boyle, Barbara Broccoli, Sam Mendes, Alison Owen, Alex Garland, Nira Park, Johanna Hogg, Paul Greengrass, Abi Morgan and Kenneth Branagh.

Alongside the one-to-one mentoring, a number of training events take place. Further access to industry professionals is facilitated by an online networking facility.

For further information please visit or email