Netherlands Film Fund
What is the Netherlands Film Fund?
The Netherlands Film Fund is, as the name suggests, as fund created to subsidise the production and creation of films in the Netherlands. The fund was founded in 1993 and is primarily funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
Where have you heard about the Netherlands Film Fund?
If you’re a filmmaker or work in the media industry, you’ll most likely know about the Netherlands Film Fund. As well as offering support for solely Dutch cinema and film projects, the fund also collaborates in international co-production schemes with countries including Canada, Germany and China.
What you need to know about the Netherlands Film Fund.
The fund was initially set up with a focus on developing Dutch cinema and film culture both domestically and internationally, and they’ve done this through a number of funding schemes – one of which being their Film Production Incentive, which offers a 30% cash rebate on production costs spent in the Netherlands. As well as films from emerging talent, the Netherlands Film Fund has backed high profile films including the Academy Award-winning Character, the Bafta-nominated Black Book, and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, as well as a variety of short films and documentaries. In 2003 the fund’s total budget was 33 million euro.