Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests € 3.5 million in 15 new productions

In the second round of 2017, 15 film projects have been granted a total of over 3.5 million euro in cash rebates through the Netherlands Film Production Incentive Scheme. Amounts vary between 36,000 and 1,000,000 euro. These projects will generate over 16.7 million euro in production expenditure within the Netherlands. The contributions are granted to 14 feature films and 1 documentary, including 10 international co-productions.

The maximum amount of 1 million euro cash rebate was granted to Rotterdam, I love You. After Paris Je T’Aime and New York, I Love You, this is the next installment in the worldwide ‘Cities of Love’ series. Directors such as Claire Denis, Mike Figgis, Paula van der Oest and Martin Koolhoven will be directing.

This round also marked the first cash rebate to be granted to an international co-production between China and The Netherlands: Dead & Beautiful by director David Verbeek.

All films backed by the Netherlands Film Production Incentive in the second round of 2017 are:

Ascension Day (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 58,115
Director Bas Devos (BE)
Script Bas Devos (BE)
Dutch co-producer: Phanta Film
Lead producer: Minds Meet (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. production design, costume design, hair & make-up

Bloody Marie * (feature film)  has been granted a financial contribution of € 403,388
Director: Guido van Driel
Script: Guido van Driel
Dutch producer: Family Affair Films  
Co-producer: Bulletproof Cupid (BE)

Dead & Beautiful (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 309,850
Director: David Verbeek
Script: David Verbeek
Dutch producer: Lemming Film
Co-producers: Power and Light (CN), Xstream Pictures (CN)

Heavily in Love (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 272,657
Director: Jamel Aattache
Script: Rene Molenaar
Dutch producer: Tom de Mol Productions
Co-producer: Lion Film Productions (NL)

Jade (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 311,853
Director: Sacha Polak
Script: Sacha Polak
Dutch producer: Viking Film
Co-producers: A Private View (BE), Emu Films (VK), Savage Productions (IE)

Life Runs Over You (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 41,917
Director: Paolo Sassanelli (IT)
Script: Paolo Sassanelli (IT)
Dutch co-producer: Fatt Productions
Lead producer: Mood Film (IT)
Other co-producers: Duo Productions (IS), Smarthouse Films (NL)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. cast

Letters From Mangaung (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 73,300
Director: Femke van Velzen
Script: Femke van Velzen and Ilse van Velzen
Dutch producer: IF Productions

The Miracle Of The Sargasso Sea (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 45,000
Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas (GR)
Script: Youla Boudali & Syllas Tzoumerkas (GR)
Dutch co-producer: PRPL
Lead producer: Homemade Films (GR)
Other co-producers: Dragon Films (SE), Unafilm (DE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. production design, sound design, re recording mixer, visual effects supervisor, post production (sound), post production manager

Oh Baby (feature film)  has been granted a financial contribution of € 218,404
Director: Thomas Acda
Script: Nienke Römer
Dutch producer: 2C Film

Patser (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 88,478
Director: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (BE)
Script: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Bram Renders and Nabil Ben Yadir
Dutch co-producer: Column Film Nederland
Lead producer: A Team Productions (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. sound recordist on set, sound design, post production (sound)

Rotterdam, I Love You (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 1,000,000
Directors: Shariff Nasr, Mike Figgis (UK), Martin Koolhoven, Atom Egoyan (CA), Koen Mortier (BE), Paula van der Oest, Claire Denis (FR), Joost van Ginkel, Pablo Trapero (AR), Barry Atsma, John Maybury (UK)
Script: Shariff Nasr , Robert Alberdingk Thijm, Yorick van Wageningen, Martin Koolhoven, Paula van der Oest, Joost van Ginkel, Koen Mortier (BE)
Dutch producer: Submarine Film
Co-producers: Middle Name Productions (NL), CZAR Belgium (BE)

Sea Fever (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 70,000
Director: Neasa Hardiman (IE)
Script: Neasa Hardiman (IE)
Dutch co-producer: House of Netherhorror
Lead producer: Fantastic Films (IE)
Other co-producer: Frakas Productions (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. sound design, post production (sound)

Take Me Somewhere Nice (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 188,111
Director: Ena Sendijarevic
Script: Ena Sendijarevic
Dutch producer: Pupkin Film

Vicious (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 448.898
Director: Dennis Bots
Script: Alexandra Penrhyn Lowe
Dutch producer: Phanta Film
Co-producer: Goldman Film (NL)

Werewolf (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 36,261
Director: Adrian Panek (PL)
Script: Adrian Panek (PL)
Dutch co-producer: House of Netherhorror
Lead producer: Balapolis (PL)
Other co-producer: Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion (DE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. sound design, re-recording mixer, composer, post production (sound)

* Re-submitted application

 In the first round of 2017, 21 film projects have been granted a total of over 6.1 million euro in cash rebates through the Netherlands Film Production Incentive Scheme.

Application rounds
There will be two more application rounds in 2017, with submission deadlines of 29 August and 31 October. For more information, click here. The Netherlands Film Production Incentive offers a 30% cash rebate on the qualifying Dutch production costs spent in the Netherlands.