Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests € 4.4 million in 17 new productions

Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests € 4.4 million in 17 new productions

In the first round of 2018, 17 film projects have been backed with a total of over € 4.4 million in cash rebates through the Netherlands Film Production Incentive Scheme. These projects will generate over € 18.8 million in production expenditure within the Netherlands. The contributions are granted to 13 feature films, 3 documentaries and 1 animated feature film, including 11 international co-productions.

Productions receiving a cash rebate include a.o. the Dutch Telescoop project The East, directed by Jim Taihuttu and produced by New Amsterdam Film Company in co-production with Wrong Men (BE). Also the Dutch-Chinese co-production Dead & Beautiful, the latest film by David Verbeek, has been granted cash rebate. Dutch producer is Lemming Film, Chinese co-producers are Xstream and Power and Light. A contribution was also granted to the animation film Where is Anne Frank by Ari Folman. The film is produced by Purple Whale Films (BE), in co-production with Submarine Animation (NL), Walking the Dog (BE), Samsa Films (LU) and Bridgit Folman Film Gang (IL).

All films backed by the Netherlands Film Production Incentive in the first round of 2018 are:

All You Need Is Love (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 533,261
Director: Will Koopman
Script: Paula van der Oest
Dutch producer: NL Film & TV
Co-producer: Endemol Shine België (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor, production design, composer, costume design, make-up and hair, 1st AD, line producer, post production image

Berlin Alexanderplatz (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 93,022
Director: Burhan Qurbani (DE)
Script: Burhan Qurbani (DE)
Dutch co-producer: Lemming Film
Lead producer: Sommerhaus (DE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. cast, sound, post production sound

The Club Of Ugly Children  (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 504,419
Director: Jonathan Elbers
Script: Jeroen Margry
Dutch producer: Shooting Star Filmcompany
Co-producer: Umami Media (NL)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, line producer

The Consequences  (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 115,392
Director: Claudia Pinto (ES)
Script: Claudia Pinto (ES), Eduardo Sanchez Rugules (ES)
Dutch co-producer: N279 Entertainment
Lead producer: Sin Rodeos Films España (ES)
Co-producer: Factor RH (MX)
Dutch expenditure: e.g.: production design, visual effects supervisor, colorist, costume design, post production supervisor, post production image

Dead & Beautiful * (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 249,186
Director: David Verbeek
Script: David Verbeek
Dutch producer: Lemming Film
co- producers: Xstream Pictures (CN), Power and Light (CN)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, post production image and sound

The East (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 556,177
Director: Jim Taihuttu
Script: Jim Taihuttu, Mustafa Duygulu
Dutch producer: New Amsterdam Film Company
Co-producer: Wrong Men (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor, production designer, sound designer, composer, costume design, line producer, post production sound

God Only Knows (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 143,608
Director: Mijke de Jong
Script: Mijke de Jong
Dutch producer: Topkapi Films 
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor, production design, sound recordist, sound design, costume design, make-up and hair, 1st AD, line producer

Highway NL (documentary) has been granted a cash rebate of € 58,000
Director: Ben van Lieshout
Script: Ben van Lieshout
Dutch producer: SNG Film
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, line producer, director of photography, editor, sound recordist, sound design, re-recording mixer, compser, line producer, post production supervisor, post production image and sound

The Last Tour (documentary) has been granted a cash rebate of € 84,314
Director: Dennis Alink
Script: Paul Teunissen
Dutch producer: DOXY
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor, sound recordist, sound designer, line producer, production manager, post production image

Latin Love (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 343,635
Director: Johan Nijenhuis
Script: Annelou Verboon
Dutch producer: Johan Nijenhuis & Co
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor, sound recordist, costume design, make-up and hair, line producer, post production supervisor, post production image

My Life (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 334,068
Director: Norbert ter Hall
Script: Roos Ouwehand
Dutch producer: Phanta Film
Co-producer: All Go Movies (ES)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor sound recordist, composer, costume design, make-up and hair, 1st AD, line producer, post production supervisor 

Pari (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 34,381
Director: Siamak Etemadi
Script: Siamak Etemadi
Dutch co-producer: Topkapi Films
Lead producer: Heretic (GR)
Co-producers: Le Bureau (FR), The Chouchkov Brothers (BG)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. production design, sound design, re-recording mixer, post production sound

The Photograph (documentary) has been granted a cash rebate of € 77,756
Director: Sherman de Jesus
Script: Sherman de Jesus
Dutch producer: Memphis Features
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor, sound design, re-recording mixer, composer, production manager, post production image and sound

Spider In The Web  (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 266,926
Director: Eran Riklis (IL)
Script: Emmanuel Naccache (FR)
Dutch co-producer: NL Film & TV 
Lead producer: Topia Communications (IL)
Co-producers: Ciné Cri de Coeur (BE), Dragocom (PT)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director of photography, editor, visual effects supervisor, post production supervisor

Tench (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 177,250
Director: Patrice Toye
Script: Peter Seynaeve, Patrice Toye
Dutch co-producer: KeyFilm
Lead producer: Prime Time (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. production design, sound design, costume design, make-up and hair, post production image and sound

When Fucking Spring Is In The Air  (feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 371,658
Director: Danyael Sugawara
Script: Heleen Suèr, Danyael Sugawara
Dutch producer: OAK Motion Pictures
Co-producers: Manana Film (PL), Heimathafen Films (DE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, editor, production design, sound design, re-recording mixer, composer, costume design, make-up and hair, 1st AD, post production supervisor

Where Is Anne Frank (animated feature film) has been granted a cash rebate of € 460,556
Director: Ari Folman (IL)
Script: Ari Folman (IL)
Dutch co-producer: Submarine Animation
Lead producer: Purple Whale Films (BE)
Co-producers: Walking the Dog (BE), Samsa Films (LU), Bridgit Folman Film Gang (IL)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. lead animator, technical director

* Re-submitted application

Application rounds
The submission deadline of the first upcoming application round for film productions for the Netherlands Film Production Incentive scheme in 2018 is 11 April. The Netherlands Film Production Incentive offers cash rebate on the qualifying Dutch production costs spent in the Netherlands.