Treaties and Agreements
Co-production treaties and agreements
Canada (Dutch, English, French)
China (Dutch and English, Chinese)
Norway (co-operation agreement with Norwegian Film Institute, English)
VAF (agreement with Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Dutch)
South-Africa (English), memorandum of understanding (English)
French Community of Belgium (Dutch and French), implementation rules (Dutch)
European co-production regulations
The Netherlands has been a signatory to the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production since the 1st of August 1995. The Netherlands Film Fund is the competent authority in The Netherlands and is responsible for issuing provisional and final co-production approval. This treaty is intended to encourage multi-lateral film co-productions between three or more signatory countries, but also allows for bilateral co-productions where no bi-lateral treaty exists. The convention is limited to films intended for theatrical distribution.
Please ensure you review the convention, which is downloadable, prior to making an application. For a full listing of EU member states that are signatories to the convention, or a list of all competent authorities, visit the Council of Europe website.
Eurimages, the cultural fund of the Council of Europe, was founded in 1989 and currently has 38 of the 46 member states of the Strasbourg-based Organisation, plus Canada as an associate member. Ilse Ronteltap, the Head of International at the Netherlands Film Fund, represents the Netherlands in Eurimages.