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.
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.
After two years as an ACE International Partner in good standing they may request to be invited to upgrade to full Active Membership if their work becomes distributed in the U.S. either as a wide theatrical release or via a form of national television distribution (eg. broadcast, cable or streaming).
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.
International Partners shall be listed in a special section of the membership roster and, at the discretion of the Board, may be invited to upgrade to full Active membership 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.
REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN
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.
Provide a letter of recommendation signed 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, who votes on admission.
The one-time initiation fee for ACE International Partners is currently $750, and dues for ACE International Partners are $200/year.