An application can be filed by a production company based, for at least two years prior to the application, in the Netherlands or an EU-country or a state that is a party to the agreement in respect of the European Economic Area, or in Switzerland, and which is legally represented by a producer. The producer has, as majority producer, been responsible for the production of at least two film productions over the past seven years, which have been theatrically released in the Netherlands.
This also applies in the case of an application for a series or single episode, with the condition that the representing producer has produced two films as mentioned above, or two high-end TV-series that have been distributed by Dutch broadcasters or on VoD platforms publicly accessible in the Netherlands.
Which projects qualify?
The scheme is open to applications for feature films and feature-length animated films with a minimum production budget of at least € 1 million (€ 600,000 is possible, subject to conditions) and to feature length documentaries with a production budget of at least € 250,000.
For high-end TV-series, the following minimum production budgets apply: drama series: € 12,000 per min., animated series: € 8,000 per min., documentary series: € 3,500 per min., drama for children: € 8,000 per min., single episodes: € 1 million.