Magazine article Screen International

Van der Vloed to Head ACE as Producers Body Moves to Amsterdam

Magazine article Screen International

Van der Vloed to Head ACE as Producers Body Moves to Amsterdam

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Former CineMart and Rotterdam Lab manager Jacobine van der Vloed has been hired as director of the producers body Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE).

Her appointment is a consequence of the body's imminent move from its current home of Paris to Amsterdam in the spring and will take effect from Jan 1, 2017.

Board memberMarleenSlot of Amsterdam-based Viking Film said the move had been prompted partly by rising costs in Paris and the offer of additional funding from the Netherlands Film Fund (NFF).

ACE president Simon Perry has been busy over the last 12 months looking for new sources of income and a new location.

The move comes at a time when the Netherlands is becoming an increasingly important player on the international co-production scene following the introduction of a 30% tax rebate scheme in May 2014.

Slot noted NFF director Doreen Boonekamp had played a key role in the decision to move by greenlighting additional funding for the body.

"Co-productions have become much more important in the Netherlands in recent years and I think the fund really saw an opportunity," she said.

Beyond this, van der Vloed noted that the Netherlands film industry has a long tradition of looking beyond its borders for partners and projects.

"From the Binger in the past to CineMart, which is a big co-production market, and the Hubert Bals Fund, the Netherlands is a country which has always been outward-looking," she said.

Van der Vloed has worked with several festivals having started at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2005, where she worked with CineMart, the Rotterdam Lab and the Hubert Bals Fund. …

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