ACE International Partnership Program

The ACE INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM is for experienced and well-established editors living and working outside of the U.S., who are members of an editing organization, recognized by ACE, in their own countries. International Partners must be members in good standing of their local editing organization.


ACE International Partners become part of ACE’s network of film editing professionals. They attend ACE gatherings, receive discounts on ACE events around the world (including US events), and receive a complimentary subscription to CinemaEditor Magazine.

They are also invited to vote in the final round of the Feature Film categories of the Eddie Awards with their names listed in a special section of ACE’s Membership Roster as the second most important membership category.

They may also indicate their ACE International Partnership on their resume and in their biography.

International Partners may be invited to upgrade to full Active membership, at the discretion of the Board, if they have been a member in good standing for a minimum of 2 years and their work has been distributed in the US, either as a theatrical release or via a form of national broadcast as defined in Article II, or is a co-production of a US-based company.


LIMITATIONS (compared to full, Active Membership)

ACE International Partners may NOT use the ‘ACE’ acronym  in their on-screen credits (for use by ACE Active Members only); but may list their affiliation in printed material such as their CV and biography.

International Partners shall have no voting rights for officers for the Board of Directors, nor nominating or voting rights for the Eddie Awards except for the final balloting for the Eddie Awards in the Feature Film categories.



Must have worked a minimum of 72 months as an editor of either feature-length motion pictures or television (one-half hour or more in length) for which you received screen credit.

Be a member in good standing of your local editing organization, recognized by ACE, affirmed by two officers from that organization.

After validating your application, the ACE International Relations Committee will conduct an interview and then make a recommendation to the ACE Board of Directors, which votes on admission.

Start International Partner Application

After payment of $25 application fee, you will be immediately redirected to the application form.



Upon approval of your application, there is a one-time Initiation Fee for ACE International Partners, plus annual dues, both of which depend on the applicant’s country of residence (listed below). This is determined by the Purchasing Power Parities (PPP), a ‘currency conversion rate’ based on the price of a basket of goods and services in a particular country and updated each year


Initiation fee: $262.50
Annual dues: $70.00/yr

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbajian, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina, Faso, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, DR of Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestine State, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Initiation fee: $525.00
Annual dues: $140.00/yr

Bahrain, Belize, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Conge-Brazzaville, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Iran, Kiribati, Kuwait, Korea (South), Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Qatar, St Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St Vincent-Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome-Principe, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Trinidad-Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay.


Initiation fee: $750.00
Annual dues: $200.00/yr

Andorra, Antigua-Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Vatican City, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, San Marino, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, Vanuatu.