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Minority co-productions VAF


The Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the Film Fund annually support several feature films and documentaries that are made as co-productions.

This scheme is aimed at enhancing ties between the filmindustries & producers of Flanders and The Netherlands. Therefore, apart from looking at the quality of the script, the artistic value and the originality and urgency of the project, we will also look at the creative and technical spending in the Netherlands as well as for a real prospect of future cooperation between the two producers.

Production companies can submit for a maximum of two projects per year per category (feature or documentary). The number of times a project can be submitted is two.

Note: Per 1 January 2022 it is no longer possible to submit a long animation film that previously received VAF support, for support through the VAF-NFF scheme. Applications for support for these projects can from then on be submitted through the Minority Co-production feature film and documentary scheme.

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 at least one (long) documentary with a cinema release in the Netherlands.

Feature film:

  • Up to €200,000


  • Up to €50,000

Each year a maximum of four feature films and three documentaries from each territory are eligible for a realisation contribution.

    • The film production must have received realisation support from the VAF.
    • 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 national cinema release must be guaranteed in the country of the majority co-producer by a film distributor or market participants in the local exploitation chain.
    • The film production must have a release in the Netherlands. The applicant must submit a written declaration signed by a Dutch film distributor.
    • Any financial contributions under Eurimages schemes and/or other European financing must be attributed to the applicant pro rata.
    • The financing of the 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.
    • 100% (for feature films) or 60% (for documentaries) of the Film Fund contribution 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

  • Minority co-productions VAF

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