Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests € 4.5 million in 18 new productions

Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests € 4.5 million in 18 new productions

In the fourth and last round of 2017, 18 film projects have been granted a total of over € 4.5 million in cash rebates through the Netherlands Film Production Incentive Scheme. These projects will generate over € 17.3 million in production expenditure within the Netherlands. The contributions are granted to 10 feature films and 8 documentaries, including 11 international co-productions, with a.o. Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, United Kingdom and South Africa. 

The highest cash rebate contribution of € 867,413 in this round was awarded to The Art Forger in co-production with the Dutch NL Film. This film is produced by Art Forger UK, directed by Dan Friedman and is based on the book by Jonathan Lopez.

Feature film The Goldfinch, based on the Pulitzer Prize bestselling novel by Donna Tartt, was granted a cash rebate of € 565.945. Kaap Holland Film is the Dutch co-producer, and the film is directed by John Crowley (Oscar-nominated Brooklyn).

Also Dutch crossover project Marionette, the latest feature film by Elbert van Strien, produced by BosBros has been granted cash rebate. The film was previously granted support by Creative Europe.

Nine projects qualified for a cash rebate of 35%, based on qualifying digital production costs to be spent in the Netherlands. 


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

Are You There? (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 104,994
Director: Maartje Nevejan
Script: Maartje Nevejan
Dutch producer: Zeppers Film & TV
Co-producer: Harlem District (NL)
Dutch expenditure: production and post-production

The Art Forger  (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 867,413
Director: Dan Friedman (US)
Script: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby (US)
Dutch co-producer: NL Film
Lead producer: Art Forger UK (UK)
Dutch expenditure: shooting days in the Netherlands, various crewmembers: a.o. sound recordist on set and line producer

The Deep Silence (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 80,103
Director: Marieke van der Winden
Script: Marieke van der Winden
Dutch producer: Marieke van der Winden
Dutch expenditure: production and post-production

Donbass (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 93,683
Director: Sergei Loznitsa (DE)
Script: Sergei Loznitsa (DE)
Dutch co-producer: Graniet Film
Lead producer: Ma.ja.de. (DE)
Co-producers: Arthouse Traffic (UA), JBA Production (FR), Wild at Art (NL)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. visual effects supervisor, post production supervisor, post production image and sound

Farewell Paradise  (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of
€ 82,160
Director: Sonja Wyss (BS)
Script: Sonja Wyss (BS)
Dutch producer: Basalt Film
Dutch expenditure: e.g. shooting days in the Netherlands, director of photography, editor, sound recordist, production manager

Floating (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 80,000
Director: Anke Blonde (BE)
Script: Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem (BE)
Dutch co-producer: Viking Film
Lead producer: A Private View (BE)
Co-producer: Man’s Films Productions (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g.: post-production image, composer

The Goldfinch  (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 565,945
Director: John Crowley (UK)
Script: Peter Straughan (UK)
Dutch co-producer: Kaap Holland Film 
Lead producer: Adobe Pictures (US)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. shooting days in the Netherlands, various crew members a.o. line producer

Heart Of Paris (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 314,679
Director: Jon Karthaus
Script: Wolter Muller
Dutch producer: 2C Film
Dutch expenditure: production and post-production

I Will Cross Tomorrow (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 86,704
Director: Sepideh Farsi (FR)
Script: Sepideh Farsi (FR)
Dutch co-producer: Volya Films
Lead producer: Ciné-Sud Promotion (FR)
Co-producers: Pan Entertainment (GR), Tarantula (LU)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. sound recordist on set, sound design, composer, make-up and hair, post-production sound and composer

Journey To The Morgenland (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 90,000
Director: Frank Scheffer
Script: Frank Scheffer in cooperation with Lies Janssen
Dutch producer: Selfmade Films
Co-producer: Muyi Film (NL)
Dutch expenditure: production and post-production

Judas (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 63,050
Director: Boris Gerrets
Script: Boris Gerrets
Dutch producer: Witfilm
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor, line producer, post production supervisor

Light (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 154,657
Director: Oeke Hoogendijk
Script: Fabie Hulsebos
Dutch producer: Witfilm
Dutch expenditure: production and post-production

Marionette (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 746,137
Director: Elbert van Strien
Script: Elbert van Strien, Ben Hopkins
Dutch producers: BosBros and Accento Films
Co-producers: Samsa Film (LU), Black Camel Pictures (VK)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, production designer, sound designer, visual effects supervisor, composer, line producer, post production image

Miss Super (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 322,211
Director: Martijn Smits
Script: Tijs van Marle
Dutch producer: PV Pictures
Dutch expenditure: production and post-production

Silence Of The Tides*  (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 336,293
Director: Pieter-Rim de Kroon
Script: Pieter-Rim de Kroon
Dutch producer: Windmill Film
Dutch expenditure: production and post-production

Single Street 39 (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 444,503
Director: Frank Krom
Script: Marnie Blok, Nienke Römer
Dutch producer: Millstreet Films
Dutch expenditure: production and post-production

Through The Barricades (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 87,000
Director: Esther Hertog
Script: Esther Hertog
Dutch producer: DOXY
Co-producer: CinePhil (IL)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photopgraphy, sound designer, re recording mixer, line producer, post production supervisor

Wilkolak* (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 39,120
Director: Adrian Panek (PL)
Script: Adrian Panek (PL)
Dutch co-producer: House of Netherhorror
Lead producer: Balapolis (PL)
Co-producer: Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion (DE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. sound designer, re-recording mixer, colorist, composer, post production supervisor, postproduction image and sound

* Re-submitted application

Application rounds
As of October 1, 2017, the Film Production Incentive has been modified and now also offers cash rebate for high-end TV series. The first upcoming application rounds in 2018 have the following submission deadlines: 5 February for film productions and 12 February for high-end TV series. 

The Netherlands Film Production Incentive offers cash rebate on the qualifying Dutch production costs spent in the Netherlands.