The Netherlands is home to a vibrant film industry with an open attitude towards international coproduction.


The Netherlands Film Fund is the national agency responsible for supporting film production and film related activities in the Netherlands. Its focus is to develop and strengthen Dutch cinema and film culture both domestically and internationally. The Film Fund offers various selective support schemes on production and distribution for minority Dutch co-productions. It also runs the Film Production Incentive, offering a 30% cash rebate on production costs spent in the Netherlands and oversees the activities of the Netherlands Film Commission.

Of the budget available for funding in 2017 an amount of 19.25 million euro is earmarked for the Film Production Incentive and 3 million euro for selective schemes targeting minority co-productions.

Please let us inform you about the primary principles of the different support schemes for international productions. The Netherlands has co-production treaties with Canada, France, Germany, China, South Africa and the French Community of Belgium. Furthermore the Netherlands Film Fund collaborates in international reciprocal co-production schemes with the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Norwegian Film Institute, the Hubert Bals Fund and the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung MDM.

Take The Netherlands - coproduction brochure

Check out the coproduction brochure here: everything you need to know about the Netherlands Film fund's support schemes for international coproduction. (Click here to read the Chinese version of the coproduction brochure (中文)) 


Check out the latest edition of SEE NL here, the best read on Dutch film and film makers for an international audience, published four times per year by Eye International and the Netherlands Film Fund.  (Click here to read previous issues of SEE NL.) 

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