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Minority co-productions NFF + NFI


The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) and the Netherlands Film Fund have signed an agreement to encourage the production of long documentaries co-produced by Norway and The Netherlands.

Apart from the quality of the content of the script, the artistic value, individual character and urgency of the project, we will look at the creative and technical spending in the Netherlands, the international track record of both the Dutch and other (co-)producers and a real prospect of future cooperation between the two producers.

Applications can be submitted by the Dutch minority co-producer (click here). He/she must have had prime responsibility as a majority producer for the realisation of a minimum of one long documentary with a cinema release.

  • Up to € 70,000 per documentary
  • The film production must have received realisation support from the NFI.
  • The application must show that 50% of the financing from the main producer’s country of establishment has been confirmed.
  • 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.
  • The film production must be released in the Netherlands, either in film theatres or with a (non-)theatrical release.
  • 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.
  • Any financial contributions under Eurimages schemes and/or other European financing must be attributed to the applicant pro rata.
  • The financing of a film production must be shown to be fully and unconditionally promised by third parties within 15 months of the decision to award a grant.
  • If you are also going to apply for the Production Incentive, you must use the budget model of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive for the Dutch spending of the selective application.
  • The applicant will share pro rata in the worldwide proceeds of the film production.
  • The grant amount must be spent entirely in the Netherlands (cast, crew, etc).
  • In addition to the conditions above, the assessment will focus on the quality of the script, the artistic value and the originality and urgency of the project. We will also look at the international track record of both producers and whether there is a real prospect of future cooperation between the two producers.

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

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Dany Delvoie

Project Manager International