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Minority co-productions NFF + IBF


The Netherlands Film Fund & IDFA Bertha Fund Co-production Scheme.

The Netherlands Film Fund & IDFA Bertha Fund Co-production Scheme.

Minority co-productions in the documentary category that have received a contribution from the IDFA Bertha Fund for development or production are eligible for a realisation contribution.

Apart from the quality of the content of the script, the artistic value, original character and urgency of the project, we will look at the creative and technical spending in the Netherlands.

Applications for production support can be submitted on application dates by a production company (a legal entity, not a one-man business or general partnership) that has been based based in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a member state of the EU or the EEA or Switzerland for at least two years and that produces and exploits films and other audiovisual productions on a continuous basis.

The production company will be represented by the Dutch minority co-producer (click here). He/she will have had prime responsibility as a majority producer for the realisation of:

  • a minimum of one free animated production (not a commissioned film) in the Netherlands (short animation application);
  • a minimum of one free production in the Netherlands, not a commissioned film (investigative & experimental application).
  • Up to € 50,000

To qualify for a contribution the film production must be of exceptional artistic quality in international co-production terms and show evidence of substantial creative and technical input by film professionals from the Netherlands.

The application must show:

    • that 50% of the financing from the main producer’s country of establishment has been confirmed;
    • that the total contribution of Dutch funds and market participants in the realisation of the film production must come to at least 10% of total production costs;
    • in a signed declaration how tasks and responsibilities are divided between the foreign majority co-producer and Dutch minority co-producer and how the co-production is defined.

Grant provision is subject to the following conditions and obligations:

  • The applicant must preferably hold the exclusive filming and exploitation rights for the Benelux countries and, if the rights for Belgium and Luxembourg have already been allocated, at least these rights on Dutch territory.
  • The film production must be released in the Netherlands, either in film theatres or with a non-theatrical release or both. An exception will be made for a film production in the short animation and investigative & experimental category, but then a detailed distribution plan must be submitted.
  • The financing of a film production must be shown to be fully and unconditionally promised by third parties within 12 months of the decision to award a grant.
  • The applicant will share pro rata in the worldwide proceeds of the film production.
  • 50% of the amount granted must be spent in the Netherlands (cast, crew, etc).

Applications for this scheme can be submitted on the day of the deadline before 17:00 CET.

Upcoming deadlines

Applications for production support can be submitted on application dates by the Dutch producer (click here).

For more information, contact

Dany Delvoie

Project Manager International